08 November 2016

Hoyo de Cimarron

(half day trip from Nenton or Gracias a Dios or Finca Chacula) / Full day trip from Huehuetenango)

Moderate: A small 45 minutes one way walk (or both ways be prepared for 1.30 hours) on a rocky but fairly level trail

A natural wonder. In the middle of the regions karst topography, you will find a huge cylindrical chasm, approximately 170 meters in diameter and 150 meters deep, probably formed when the roof of a huge cave collapsed. On the ground level, a forest thrives, sheltering birds and many legends. A few well equipped and trained climbing teams have lowered themselves into the hole.

Recommended:

Go during the cooler times in the early morning or late afternoon

Sun cream, hat, good walking shoes, water

Cost:

From Nenton (there are hotels) or Gracias a Dios (there are also hotels) or Finca Chacula near the aldea La Trinidad > (min 02 persons)

30 US$ p.p. / includes transport go and return from Nenton or Gracias a Dios or Finca Chacula / driver-Guide

From Huehuetenango > (min 02 persons) 75 US$ p.p. or 150 US$

Entrance fee > 20 quetzals (3 $) Guatemalans and 50 quetzals (7 $) Non Guatemalans (not included)

Ask for hotels in Huehue, Nenton, Gracias a Dios or for the finca Chacula

Easy to combine the same day with the natural wells called CENOTES DE CANDELARIA

Add 2 extra hours from and to Quetzaltenango as well as 35 US$ extra p.p. (min 2 persons) 

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