The rugged, misty mountain tops and the surrounding green countryside are some of the Guatemalan coffee growing regions. Coban is in this area and the home to some great coffee shops of course, but the Samuc Champey hot springs surrounded by lush jungle are spectacular and worth a soak! North of Cobán are the Candelaria Caves and the Lake Lachúa which is pristine and spectacular. These areas are home to the native Quetzal, which is now becoming an endangered species due to the historical importance of this bird's feathers, in Mayan culture. People visit Semuc not only to enjoy swimming in the pools but also to explore the nearby water cave, or tube down the Cahabon River which disappears under the limestone bridge only to reappear miles later.