Guatemala receives steady rain for half of the year. All water flows towards low ground, entering streams and rivers as it makes its way towards the sea. In some places, the water meets sharp drop-offs and forms impressive waterfalls. Guatemala has one of Central America’s largest waterfalls (the Chilascó Waterfall), and another that flows with geothermal-heated spring water. And at Semuc Champey, there is a series of stepped waterfalls that are an utterly perfect place to swim. In short, these destinations are awesome. They provide you with access to some of Guatemala’s most beautiful outdoor areas and have abundant activities, including swimming, kayaking, and hiking.