Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango
(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Santa Maria Volcano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Quetzaltenango attractions using our Quetzaltenango family vacation planner.
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  • I climbed the volcano some time ago, has very good views at the Summit. It is necessary to have a good, maybe not excellent physical condition, but if it is a sedentary person I do not recommend it is because the journey is quite long. It is necessary to bring warm clothing to reach the Summit, as if enough icecream. I don't know if I had bad luck, but there were many groups and it was a bit annoying because I never miss that left him partying to the Summit of the volcano and not leave to rest.
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  • After having been several times at the foot of the Niagara Falls and see its splendor, the view of the volcano and be close to him when rumbles it is truly shocking.
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  • Great trip. Spent the night up there. Looked around and saw lightning, eruptions and fireworks down in Xela all at the same time. Cold and windy at night. Bring warm gear. Hike is steep but fine. Sure...  more »