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Paricutin Volcano

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This volcano was born on March 4, 1943 and is one of the youngest volcanoes...

This volcano was born on March 4, 1943 and is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world.

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Great Experience - but A-A!

I learned about Paricutin from a children's book when I was 10 - the volcano in the cornfield. Was glad to finally see the volcano and explore the area. Staying in Uruapan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I learned about Paricutin from a children's book when I was 10 - the volcano in the cornfield. Was glad to finally see the volcano and explore the area. Staying in Uruapan, it was an easy drive in my rental to the town of Angahuan - a very traditional, native village with strong local language and culture (the women all... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

When we entered Uruapan, we were enthusiastically greeted by a guide. Since we were hoping to find a guide and horses to take us to the Paricutin volcano, this was serendipitous. We paid 350 pesos (approximately $20) per horse plus 350 pesos for the guide and his horse. The ride was 2 1/2 hours each way. If you are not... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A trip to Paricutin by horses is Angahuan's source of income. Cars are not allowed even though there is a path almost to the bottom of the volcano. Of course, the locals use cars to get around there. They charge a lot of money for the horses and the guide. But actually the guide was not a guide. He didn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Volcano Paricutin is a fantastic place. It usually ties in with a visit to the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church. I liked the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church much better then the Volcano. Now, I would like to share how to get there (in english for all solo travelers). So first, you can take a bus from Uruapan autobus station and when... More 

1 Thank funkypunky92
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be an interesting and also disappointing visit. We hired an indigenous guide, a very experienced old man. It turns out to be a bad day for seeing and climbing the volcano. It's covered in clouds and drizzling. We are the only visitors there that day. We really don't get to see the volcano but we spend... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Didn't imagine or look for such a place the ruin of a church half burried by lava rocks, but it was quite interesting to see one, quite special. Wasn't interested in claiming a volcano with no live lava to see so only went to the church. The bus goes to Angahuan departs from Urupan at 7:30 and every one hour.... More 

1 Thank weicreation
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This really impressed me - reminded me of a similar place in New Zealand, spooky but beautiful. Must-see.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of the natural wonders if the world. The volcano trip is a whole day event. I would reccomend getting there by horse. The volcano itself will be fairly difficult to climb but completely worth it. The views at the top are amazing. You can also visit the ruins. It will take no longer than an hour to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a truly exceptional experience. You get to climb to the very top of a volcano that didn't exist 80 years ago. First, it's a whole day thing, don't try to combine this with anything else. You'll need to spend two nights in Uruapan (Casa Chiquitta highly recommended). Wear good hiking boots and trousers. Bring loads of water, snacks,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I stayed for few nights in Uruapan and got local bus to Angahuan. It's 20 pesos and takes about an hour. From there guides will be there to greet you. You can take a horse up or walk. I decided to walk and it cost 400 pesos. I like to do walks solo if I think I can do it... More 

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