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TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Gardenias El Remate
Very nice, the restaurant just beside serves good food for reasonable prices. Free WiFi and free water refills. Highly recommended!
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Day 1: we begin our 9 hour journey from Lanquin to El Remate from the hostel. We get into our mini bus and our driver Eddie is more than your typical Guatemalan driver. Yes while he drives he eats (desayuno was chicarones (deep fried pork rind) in tortillas), he talks with his hands, uses his phone to call or text and drives on whatever side he …
... the viewpoint we kept descending until we hit the tunnel where the Cahabon River passes under the pools. We were explained that the pools of Semuc Champey form a bridge over the Cahabon River. Under the bridge there is a cave, which the river passes through. The river leaves the cave after 300 meters. The place where the river hides under the ground is called “Sumidero” in Spanish, which is what Semuc Champey means in the Q'eqchi' language.
Friday we headed off to the beach, we knew it was going to be hot be we had no idea what we were in for. Just 3 hours from the high, cold altitude of xela we were on the beach in the most tropical humid temperature i had felt since living in North Queensland during the summer. It was sweltering all day and all night. The beach was black sand making it impossible to stand anywhere. I had however been craving some hot weather and some waves to ...
... the second part of the tour, caving with candles. This was so much fun! We had to swim and climb all while trying to keep our candle alight. One girl hadn't thought through her footwear and was wearing jandals, the worst option possible, needless to say she struggled more that everyone. Looking back her whole attire wasn't probably chosen for practicality when her bikini bottoms were closer to a g-string than the ...
... they were going to have to cut him off. We all headed to bed at about 9.30pm, honestly thinking it was probably around 4am! It's always good having a night like that once in a while.
The second day tour we were doing was the caving and Semuc Champey park. We were again bundled into the back of the cattle truck and drove on a terrible road down in to the park. The 9km journey took us close to an hour! The caves are a series of tunnels ...