Volcan Ipala, Chiquimula

4.8
#18 of 26 in Nature in Guatemala
Mountain Nature / Park
Volcán Ipala is a stratovolcano in south-eastern Guatemala. It has a 1000m wide summit crater which contains a crater lake (Lake Ipala), whose surface lies about 150m below the crater rim. Volcán Ipala is part of a cluster of small stratovolcanoes and cinder cone fields in south-eastern Guatemala.
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  • Very good experience. Even people without physical training can climb slowly, there are horses that you climb up the trail by Q5.00, if you decide to walk there are some shops to buy almost become a protected area. There are 3 breaks in the ascent to stop you. There are many rocks, steep, if it rains mud can be formed. Above it is beautiful, you can camp, there are bungalows, and the weekend there are a couple of food sales. The beautiful lagoon and the lovely viewpoints.
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  • The place offers great deal if it is well planned, there are 2 ways to go, along the path (doing a walk or mule if you pay for the service) or if you're on a 4 x 4 you can almost reach the top and not you should strive much (which is useful if you are elderly or you don't want to walk a lot) you have micro-climates and offers great views one can be bathing in the lagoon and even you can camp in the place which gives an extra phenomenal. Unfortunately the day I visited a traffic accident blocked access along the path and I could not enjoy it (much of the magic is the walk to get), but the place is worthwhile, you disconnected from the world and breathe clean air, you can not ask for more.
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  • If you have 4 x 4 you can get almost to the top. The lagoon and the great place. It is worth visiting it!. There is a path that leads to a viewpoint, the tour shows beautiful landscapes.
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