The Hoyo del Cimarrón is the deepest sinkhole in Guatemala. It’s one of those natural phenomenons that photographs can’t capture. It’s simply too massive. The experience of lying on your belly on the edge of an abyss is too profound. Wind roars along the lip of the precipice, and the bottom is so far down that the trees at the base look like heads of broccoli. It is terrifying and spectacular, a dry well made for a giant. Awe draws you near, self-preservation holds you back.
Laguna Brava contains approximately 79-thousand gallons of sparkling turquoise water, is surrounded by tree-clad mountains, a gushing waterfall, and three beautiful water-filled sinkholes, or cenotes.
It’s nature showing off.
The road to the Cenotes de Candelaria made me feel like I was in Jurassic Park. We didn’t encounter any dinosaurs on our foray into the municipality of Nentón, Huehuetenango. Instead we found something far more peaceful. Our family suburban chewed over dirt roads that rose and fell between grassy hills punctuated by thorn trees….