Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango

Get up close to the fierce and majestic Santa Maria Volcano with a rigorous walk through the western highlands of Guatemala. The difficult uphill trek to the volcano's crater challenges most walkers, but you're rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Be prepared for the challenge. The eruption of the volcano in 1902 was one of the five biggest eruptions within the last 200 years. Wear appropriate footwear for the climb, as the trail may be slippery even when it hasn’t rained. Make Santa Maria Volcano a part of your Quetzaltenango vacation plans using our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary site .
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  • September 1, 2017
    Do NOT try this unless you have been in Xela for at minimum several weeks or you are from or have experience with very high altitudes. That aside, the views are fantastic. The best times to make the h...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Excellent ride. It is better if you camp to wait for dawn. It is beautiful. You should go with guide of choice.
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  • June 17, 2017
    Just had a challenging awesome hike up Santa Maria with Quetzaltrekers. Great hike! Great group of people. All volenteers helping kids in the area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a little advent...  more »

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