Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 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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  • 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...  read more »
  • This was the highlight of my time in Xela. Start as early as possible so that you have a better chance of seeing santiaguito erupt. It's a challenging climb up that we did in three hours with a few br...  read more »
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