Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango

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Volcano · Nature / Park
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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  • It’s pretty and hard to reach the top but worth it. It’s a bummer that there is so much trash on mountain.  more »
  • This was my 5th time to the summit of Santa Maria. It is one of my favorite volcanos because the trail is so green as you walk through the local farms at the beginning (or wrap around the R side if...  more »
  • I like the trip and my grandfather one of the best glide me to the top my legs were tired but we make it
  • A fairly aggressive walk up, but if you have a clear day and catch an eruption on Santiguito, its definitely worth it.
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