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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  • Hiking his volcano Santa Maria requires a lot of energy and good physical conditions because it is very steep. It takes up to 4 hours to reach the summit. During the hike, climbers can look the Valle ...  more »
  • Now I know what they mean with a "difficult" hike! Although the hike is amazing, it is difficult! Especially when you arrive at the top and there is no view at all - too cloudy. I can't say the hike w...  more »
  • Una caminata larga a pie, dependiendo el paso puede ser entre 3 y 6 horas. Hay quienes duermen en la cima, que es lo recomendable para ver el atardecer, el amanecer, la erupción del Santiaguito, las c...  more »