Prepare to be enamored by the captivating allure of Laguna Brava. Its turquoise waters, encircled by lush forested mountains, are a sight to behold, showcasing some of the country’s most impressive bodies of water.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Cuchumatanes mountains, Central America’s highest non-volcanic range. Experience the wonder of high-altitude plateaus, charming windy villages, and the unspoiled Brava Lagoon with its natural infinity edge. The Cenotes (water sinkholes) are significant as the natural water source for the ancient Maya civilization. They connect to the mystical Mayan Underworld, adding to their wonder and mystery.
Cenotes de Candelaria
Laguna Brava, Cenotes de Candelaria, the Cimarron hole, and the Cuchumatanes mountain chain. Take advantage of the opportunity to ride through the plains of the highest mountain range in Central America. This Guatemala expedition is the perfect option for a thrilling getaway to enjoy the most exuberant nature wonders.
This unique experience in Guatemala begins with a transfer from your hotel in Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala, and other locations to your rural inn in Huehuetenango.
After breakfast, we will drive to a charming rural inn in the highlands, where you will prepare for the adventure. Later, you will enjoy a pleasant guided horseback ride through the mountain range of the Cuchumatanes, the quiet plains, the pulsating life of its towns, and its unique cultural wealth.
The Cuchumatanes mountain chain is one of the regions with the most extraordinary biological diversity and natural beauty in the country; it will make this trip a unique experience while you travel to Guatemala. Equestrian courses are also available for those interested in horse riding classes, understanding better horses, or learning about their primary care.
Brava Lagoon is the second largest in the country, with an area of approximately five kilometers long and lovely waterfalls and pure watered Cenotes surrounding it; this lagoon is undoubtedly unique, and photos can’t capture it.
You will take a rowing boat that will take you around the lagoon. There are no motorboats to avoid contaminating this natural paradise that is a true hidden gem. After reaching the other end of the lagoon, we will visit its three incredible Cenotes.
The Brava Lagoon region consists of limestone rock, which is water-soluble. Underground rivers and water pools ate away at the limestone until massive caverns formed. Ultimately, the bedrock overhead tumbles, creating a water-filled sinkhole or Cenote.
You will walk in the middle of a lush forest to find the first emerald green waters cenote, a view you will never forget. We will go to the second Cenote, with beautiful turquoise waters; this is the largest of the three, and its waters of an intense blue will surely invite you to take a refreshing swim.
Afterward, the boat will take us to explore another end of the lagoon, where we will enjoy the beautiful waterfalls that descend it. These natural wonders cover a large part of the mountains, and at the top, there are small caves and pools; in short, a unique experience in Guatemala.
The boat will take us back to the vehicle to return to our rural inn and spend another magical night in this secluded area of Guatemala.
Today, you’ll have an excursion to the Cenotes de Candelaria. There are two Cenotes; the first is the shallower of the two, with a depth of thirteen meters at its most profound point.
Various steep trails lead down to the Cenote. The massive boulders along the edge are great for a picnic lunch. Jump in for a refreshing swim, or snorkel along the borders for a submarine look at fish and mysterious landscapes.
The second Cenote is at least 50 meters deep, and the color and transparency of the water can vary from season to season and even day to day. Cenotes de Candelaria have natural beauty, wildlife, and an abundance of outdoor sports like hiking and swimming.
After breakfast, we will go to the hole El Cimarron; after a walk of approximately 45 minutes, we will find this vast dry sinkhole with perfectly vertical walls and a diameter of 170 meters and about 150 deep, an imposing spectacle. At the bottom grows a lush forest of trees up to 30 meters high, a sight to behold.
Afterward, we’ll drive to Huehuetenango.
The adventure through the Laguna Brava and the hidden natural gems of Guatemala ends today with a transfer back to Guatemala City.
map, expenses & price
Laguna Brava Expedition
-All private transportation.
-Five nights of accommodations in Rural Inns.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-All park entrance fees.
-Professional local guides.
-Two traditional lunches.