Volcan Ipala, Chiquimula

#21 of 53 in Nature in Guatemala
Volcán Ipala is a stratovolcano in south-eastern Guatemala. It has a 1000m wide summit crater which contains a crater lake (Lake Ipala), whose surface lies about 150m below the crater rim. Volcán Ipala is part of a cluster of small stratovolcanoes and cinder cone fields in south-eastern Guatemala.
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  • Nice easy hike, about an hour and a half walking slowly (especially when it's 38 degrees!). You can also rent horses to climb up, for 35-40 Quetzales. Then they will wait for you and try to charge you...  more »
  • Very good place to camp, very clean toilets, steakhouses and walking trails and enjoy the view
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  • It Is a beautiful place to live with family, friends, colleagues or the special person. The ascent to the volcano can take between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the physical condition of each person. The vehicle can overtake you much of the volcano you pay the park Approx. Q10. There Are Horses in case you don't want to walk, but it is advisable not to use them. Tips-When you reach the lagoon take the road to the left to go to the viewpoint, has a spectacular view of the lagoon. -After The viewpoint take the road that goes down and the trail will take you through a path full of nature. -Visit the Cueva de la Leona. -Take a bath in the lagoon. -Climb to the official point that marks the summit of the volcano of Ipala. -There Is a camping area. -There Are Barbeque grill, soccer field, bathrooms, dining rooms.
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