Volcan de Agua, Antigua

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  • In the parking lot are a few guides ready, and also a large group of men with horses. Apparently they have the experience that most tourists are unable to climb the volcano on foot, so they're going to join us, in the optimistic hope that we choose a horses back. It's a tricky walk, partly mullet lava sand, sharp stones, steeper and less steep slopes, but it is very worth it. After a fair hours sweating, we come to the foot of the volcano. You see smoke, there are glowing hot stones ejected, that with a lot of noise along the slope to come down. A beautiful attraction is baking marshmellows in the lava field. It's a hefty climb, and also the walk back takes quite a lot of energy. Though an unimaginably special experience!
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  • The strong presence of this volcano in the city of Antigua. Beautiful setting for an exceptional place.
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  • I took so many photos of this volcano while visiting Antigua. You can see it from pretty much every street. Go to the arch way for the iconic volcano/arch photo. Be sure to get one with it above the a...  more »
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  • Nice looking volcano! I know you can climb this too. But we didn’t do it. You can pretty much take awesome photos with this volcano in the background from every street in Antigua. This actively exploding volcano. That one is just to it’s NW.
  • When we first touched down at the International Airport in Guatemala City in November 1975 all I could see out of my window was the beautiful Volcan de Agua. My first words were, "Is THAT a volcano?"
  • Agua Volcana overlooks the south side of Antigua and can be seen from City of Guatemala. There are several tours that leave from Antigua to explore all the mountains and volcanoes in the area. You can arrange horses as well if you are not up for the physical demands. I would highly recommend the effort. Beautiful views!!
  • Volcán de Fuego currently dominates the news. However, my memories of Volcán de Agua are strong. Wherever you go around Antigua, there it is towering over 12,000 feet in a perfect cone. Earthquakes and eruptions from it wrecked havoc on Antigua in centuries past.
  • One of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen
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