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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  • Get ready to climb upward on a trail with varied terrain. We got an early start with a trail guide. The trail was challenging with the most difficult part over the last hour of the ascent where it was...  more »
  • The best of the volcanoes in Quetzaltenango. Your ascent consumes 3 to 4 hours approx. with good step. It is advisable to start the ascent no later than 11 am to arrive with good weather and be able to camp. During the night it is cold from -7 to -11 degrees Celsius. It carries a country house, sleeping bag, blanket, coat, gloves, hat and coffee making utensils. At dawn you will witness the best landscape.
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  • 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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