Posts Tagged ‘Mirador’
Alta Verapaz is a northern department of Guatemala. The land here is very fertile, corn fields are abundant, the area is famous for its coffee, Cardamon is grown here, cacao which is send to Guatemala City and often ends up in European markets. Besides all that; it’s forests are luscious with life and full of Natural Wonders. One of them is Semuc Champey, which means Where the River Dives or Hides in the Mayan local language Q’eqchi’. Semuc Champey is a complex Natural Water System. The Cahabón River hits the rock and is forced to go underground, some remnants of that water, along with water coming down from the mountains around, accumulates on the surface, forming these pools. The water is cold, perfect for refreshing yourself after a hike to El Mirador, where you have a great view of the Cahabón River and the Karstic formations.
Cobán, Alta Verapaz capital city is a four hours drive from Guatemala City. From Cobán is another hour and a half to the town of Lankin, the last 10 kilometers to Lankin are on a unpaved road. The last leg of the trip is from Lankin’s town center to Semuc Champey, a four kilometers drive, accessible on a four wheel drive vehicle.
More Tomorrow: Ask the locals. Stay tuned.
This shot of the sunrise over Guatemala City was taken from the mirador (lookout point) in San Lucas Sacatepéquez. Sometimes it pays to get up before the sun. 😉
Esta foto del amanecer sobre la Ciudad de Guatemala fue tomada desde el mirador de San Lucas Sacatepequéz. A veces, sólo a veces, vale la pena levantarse antes que el sol. 😉
Aqui otra fotografía desde una perspectiva diferente, ahora es desde el mirador de Panajachel, este es un poco mas accesible ya que se encuentra en la bajada de Sololá a Panajachel.
Si vas en automóvil puedes bajar perfectamente a tomar fotografias, o puedes hacer una caminata desde Panajachel para llegar a dicho lugar.
Disfruten esta espectacular vista.
Contribución: José Moreno
Anteriormente aqui había un pequeño mirador, le eh visitado por casi 3 años consecutivos, pero, desde el año pasado que lo remodelaron colocando estas bancas, y trabajando un poco a su alrededor, tambien a pocos metros de este lugar se encuentra un lugar para realizar ceremonias mayas.
This is the welcoming vista you get when you arrive to Guatemala City, the largest and most modern city in Central America, coming from El Salvador. You have to stop at el mirador (viewpoint) on Carretera a El Salvador to enjoy the sunset and the volcano skyline, including the smoking Volcán de Fuego. Here’s a closer look at the volcanoes Agua (Water), Fuego (Fire) and Acatenango. From this perspective is easy to fall in love with the veiled beauty of Guatemala City.
photo by Oscar Velasquez
A lot of people when they read or hear about a Mirador, most usually the first reference is the El Mirador Archaeological Site (keep in mind that Petén holds more than 5,000 officially registered archaeological sites). But in this case it is a watchtower (one of the many translations and interpretations for “Mirador”) located on the Tayasal Peninsula, just a bit north of the Island of Flores. The Tayasal Peninsula holds several places, like the Tayasal Archaeological Site, the Chechenal beach, the towns of Arrozal and San Miguel, as well as the Petencito Zoo and ARCAS (a wildlife rescue center). All of these places can be accessed by land and by boat.
If you give yourself a chance to stay some time in Flores, make some to visit the other nearby places. You won’t regret it. Anyway, the above picture is during sunrise, can you imagine the sunrise/sunsets from this mirador? By the way, what other miradores have you visited?