The Green Route of Verapaz, Guatemala

Date of Submission: 23/09/2002
Criteria: (vii)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Coordinates: To the North of Department of Alta Verapaz
Ref.: 1764
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The route is formed by The Laguna Lachuá, Semuc Champey's staggered pools, Candelaria's caves and the caves of Lanquín, places that present diverse ecosystems, Rainy Tropical Humid Forest that represents the most complex bioma in the Earth, Rainy Tropical Forest, that it keeps a narrow similarity with the Humid Tropical Forest and very Humid Subtropical Forest. The area of the caves is place of cult of traditions magic religions of ancestral cultures of the region of the Verapaces.