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Río Boca Nueva, Guatemala (area: Cahabón-Polochic; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

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Class: IV; Ave. Gradient: 9 m/km; Portages: yes; Length: 23 km; Time: 4.5 hours

Season: July to November; rafts? no; Highlights: off the beaten path; Crux move: negotiating wood

Water Quality: average; Water Temperature: not noted

PI: Candelaria bridge (222 m); TO: La Tinta road (20 m)

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

The Río Boca Nueva has some spooky caña-lined sections and challenging log-chocked gorges. For more details contact me.

Descent History: Max young and unknown partners made the first descent in the 1990s.

Flow Notes: The creek comes up in extra rainy periods.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Bocas de Polochic nature preserve.

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