From Cobán, as you head north on the road to Chisecis, is the Sachichaj Waterfall at Km. 24. This beautiful, 15-meter-high cataract spills from the mouth of a cave into a gorgeous cobalt lagoon. You can get here via a tour booked with Casa D’Acuña or Hostal de Doña Victoria.
To get here on your own, drive to the point where the Río Sachichaj crosses the road at Km. 24 of the road to Chisec. Just past this point on the left-hand side is Tienda y Comedor Reina, where you can hire a guide, which is highly recommended as it’s easy to get lost in the twisting maze of paths. It’s a 40-minute walk from here to the falls.
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