September 29, 2014
.... I had heard from another rider that a place called, Semuc Champey, was worth seeing. I hadn't heard of the place before and googled it. Semuc Champey consist of several natural pools within a river. Due to the mineral content, the water in the pools is crystal clear, even though the water downstream is muddy.
As I ride along following my phone GPS, it suddently tells me to turn from a semi-paved road onto a complete muddy dirt road. I followed that for several hours and arrived at a very traditional looking town, called Cahabon. Cahabon is surrounded by mountains, idyllic and has a set-back-in-time kind of feel. Women wear traditional clothing, and you can tell, life moves at the slower pace here.
It started to get dark, and I asked a few locals for hotels. One recommended a small hotel on top of a hill, Hotel Angelo, well priced at 80 GTQ/night and overlooking the town. I made my way there, and the owner, Victor, welcomed me and showed me to my room.
In the morning, I couldn't leave without walking down the steep stony road in to town to take a few pics and buy some fresh pastries. I like it here so much, I could've easily stayed another night...