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Film Location: Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Written on October 15, 2017

Semuc Champey

The beautiful limestone pools of Semuc Champey can be found in the densely forested mountains of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Semuc Champey has six otherworldly tiered turquoise pools, as well as an extensive network of caves and underground waterfalls.

Although Semuc Champey is popular with younger tourists, visiting productions can get permits for exclusive use of the location, given enough lead time. Contact us if you are looking for a Guatemalan fixer to help arrange your film location permits with all relevant government and local authorities.

Guatemala City is the closest production centre for equipment rental and shooting crew or production support such as a fixer or service producer. The drive from Guatemala City takes about 7 hours (give or take) with the last part of the drive down a steep unpredictable gravel road.

Lanquín is the closest town for crew accommodation.

Be sure to try the homemade chocolate local children sell in the Semuc Champey parking lot… Better than anything you will get from an expensive chocolate shop back at home.

Guatemala Fixer & Film Photography Crew

If you are looking for production service support for your shoot in Semuc Champey or anywhere else in Guatemala we are able to recommend a Guatemala fixer, service producer, or shoot crew such as a director, DoP, videographer, or stills photographer based in Guatemala City. Contact us for more information.