The New York Times had a special travel issue on Latin America last week. There are stories from all over the region, including Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and Chile's surf coast. There are also two travel stories from Central America.
In one from Guatemala, Joyce Maynard takes the reader along on her trip to Semuc Champey in Alta Verapaz.
Semuc Champey, which in the language of the Maya means "sacred water," is a massive limestone formation -- a natural bridge -- under which flows a series of stepped pools and waterfalls. Another name for it might well be heaven.
But hell would be a good name for the rock-strewn, dusty, desolate road that brought us there. Nobody should attempt the drive without a four-wheel drive and an Indiana Jones attitude.Sarah Wildman has the second article on 36 Hours in Managua, Nicaragua and points travelers to the Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa, the neo-Classical Vieja Catedral de Managua, Volcan Masaya and other cultural and political destinations.
I've never been to Semuc Campey and was wondering if anyone recommends other off the beaten path adventures in Guatemala?