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Río Siguacán, canyon, middle, & lower, Guatemala (area: Pacific Suchi; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

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Class: IV-, III, II; Ave. Gradient: 9 m/km; Portages: small dams; Length: up to 27 km; Time: up to 4 hours

Season: June to October; rafts? no; Highlights: coastal scenery; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: average; Water Temperature: medium

PI: Romec bridge (318m) or CA-2 bridge (218m); TO: Morazán (98m) or Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate (65 m)

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

The Río Siguacán is another hard to catch creek in this area that passes through a lovely canyon near the coastal highway, then into a prettier than average lowland trench.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater Guatemala guidebook.

Descent History: I ran this one solo in September 2004.

Flow Notes: The Río Siguacán only comes up during very rainy periods.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Lago Atitlán, Los Tarales and Los Andes nature reserves, El Semillero beach.

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