VERAPAZ
POPULATION1.2 MILLION
MEANING OF NAMETRUE PEACE
2 DEPARTMENTSALTA VERAPAZ AND BAJA VERAPAZ
Definitely off the beaten path, Verapaz is marked by tiny villages that adhere to traditional ways. While in the capital city of this department, Coban, you will find a more urban climate, many tend to travel here to get a taste of simpler Guatemalan life.
As far as outdoor adventure, there is plenty to explore in Verapaz—from swimming in Lachua Lake to spelunking in the Lanquin cave system, featuring wondrous limestone formations, the outdoor lover will feel right at home in Verapaz.
  • SEMUC CHAMPEY

    Turquoise water, an invigorating series of stepped natural “pools” in which to swim and a gorgeous limestone bridge…no wonder why so many make the trek to Semuc Champey though it’s not the easiest to get to. The Cahabon River runs beneath the bridge.

  • BIOTOPO MARIO DARY RIVERA

    A nature reserve, popular given the chance that one might spot a rare quetzal, this is a cloud forest ecosystem that has much to offer by way of wildlife, flora and fauna. There are trails which run throughout the reserve and even lead you to a 450 tree.

  • ORUIGONIA

    For orchid lovers, this is a can’t miss. Dubbed an orchid sanctuary, this place offers guided tours documenting the Mayan history of orchid collecting. There are even cabins in which you can stay the night.

VEBO EXPERIENCES IN VERAPAZ