The Green Route of Verapaz

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The Green Route of Verapaz is part of the Tentative list of Guatemala in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Green Route of Verapaz comprises Laguna Lachuá, Semuc Champey's staggered pools, Candelaria's caves and the caves of Lanquín. Lachuá is a karstic lake with a slightly sulphurous smell. Semuc Champey consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River and atop is a series of stepped, turquoise pools. The caves are karst caverns with speleothems. The all lie in a national park covered with tropical rain forest and high biodiversity.

Map of The Green Route of Verapaz

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Full Name
The Green Route of Verapaz
Country
Guatemala
Added
2002
Type
Natural
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2002 Added to Tentative List

The site has 4 locations

The Green Route of Verapaz: Laguna Lachua (T)
The Green Route of Verapaz: Semuc Champey (T)
The Green Route of Verapaz: Candelaria Caves (T)
The Green Route of Verapaz: Lanquin Caves (T)

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