Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala City

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Volcán de Fuego is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments. It sits about 16km west of Antigua Guatemala, one of Guatemala’s most famous cities and a tourist destination. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest.
"Fuego" is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Smoke issues from its top daily, but larger eruptions are rare. On 9 August 2007 Fuego erupted spewing lava, rock and ash. Guatemala's volcanology service reported that seven families were evacuated from their homes near the volcano.
The volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta. A new round of activity began on 19 May 2012, with lava flows and ejections of ash, and has continued into January 2016.
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  • The volcano presented us with an eruption while we were viewing it. It was an ash type of eruption and not lava.  more »
  • The visit to the fire volcano was one of the greatest experiences ever that the living nature is resplendent and it is important that contact with her to feel the life.
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  • Awe inspiring experience. It's an all day climb to get to 12,000 feet but well worth it. Amazing
  • We saw night lava flows last November and smoke/ash plumes this February. Pretty frigg’n rad!
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