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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  • We hire a travel agency in the center of xela and went to a friend and I. It took us 5 hours climb with full camping equipment. the difficulty level is intermediate to difficult because it is very steep and has no breaks. It is best to arrive before anochesca to watch the sunset and find a good place for camping at the top (there are many stones). Dawn is amazing! regards the sea, many volcanoes in Guatemala and the Valley of Xela. Recommended! The best views are from November to February
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  • You do not need a guide in order to get in is a beautiful place. Take the chicken bus after 5 a.m. from the Church of el calvario for 2Q. Blew up the path of the volcano. If only you will use the application maps.me it has no chance in August lost are maybe two confusing branching paths. View from the top of the unearthly! And all for about 4Q. Take food and a lot of water! A good pace of this input 3 h and the descent 2 h. Recommend
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  • Before the effort, the rocks and the wind, friendship and a good team professional is the essential component in the mountain. On this occasion the fourth volcano climbed more Guatemala volcano SANTA MARIA high with a height of de3772 metres above sea level, in the company of Math and their friends and our guide General Elvin I am with all the experience that has made of our incomparable stay more gift giving us the nat surges with its breathtaking scenery, observer the Moon of Xelajú, a new dawn and to observe the outcome of its last eruption in 1922 when it emerges the Santiaguito volcano and its constant eruptions. The mountains are like the paths of life must always face them with mind and heart thank you family APRODE I leave the app (502) what´s 47082809 a professional team.
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  • Wow in fact one of the most beautiful view you will ever see, too cold but worth it.
  • Totally recommended. There is no health care or shelters or shops. What I liked most is the pure air and a landscape full of distractions. The climb is strong but not impossible. The only downside is that on top there is trash behavior of some residents. Something to keep in mind is free
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  • Very good!!! And the best experience and very good view!
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  • It is amazing views, the landscape, the climate, I fell in love of is volcano, return it to upload thousands of times, highly recommended...
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  • It is a small and free volcano to climb, hike in reality that is not difficult, however, there are no signs to reach the top and is easy to get lost in the many ways that have echo villagers, they should put signs so that people not is foot RDA and can reach the top without any problem, also at the top is full of trash, people should be aware that is not a garbage dump
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