Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
Las Escobas Discovery
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Depart the pier for the journey to the Las Escobas site, where you will enjoy a nature walk and visit to the waterfalls and pools. The site is located within the San Gil Hill Natural Reserve, and run by a nonprofit organization called FUNDAECO. Their main goal is the sustainable development of the site with respect to the local communities. Several trails lead to the various pools, fed by sparkling waterfalls. You will have a chance to swim here. This river provides fresh purified water to the local communities of Santo Tomás de Castilla and Puerto Barrios.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Do not wear perfume, insect repellent or other substances that might contaminate the water, as it is a drinking water source for the locals. Swimming is limited to 15 minutes and is dependent on the water level in the river. The nature reserve’s gravel hiking trails are uneven and include steps with and without handrails.