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Santa Maria Volcano

Llano del Pinal, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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Santa María Volcano Hike from Quetzaltenango
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Llano del Pinal, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
+502 4747 7902
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Do NOT try this unless you have been in Xela for at minimum several weeks or you are from or have experience with very high altitudes. That aside, the views are fantastic. The best times to make the hike are during the dry season -...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Just had a challenging awesome hike up Santa Maria with Quetzaltrekers. Great hike! Great group of people. All volenteers helping kids in the area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a little adventure. They provided a nice lunch and interesting info about the mountian...More

Thank Laidbackforgood
Reviewed 27 April 2017

would have rated 5 stars but had to deduct one cuz its needs to be kept clean. saw plenty of trash on the trails and its so sad to know that people wasting this away. Hope this can still be changed as the hike itself...More

Thank TabsterInc
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Sadly this volcano is very poorly maintained. There is trash everywhere. There was so much up at the summit that we couldn't even sit without being covered in flys and bees. The hike was also harder than we expected. Make sure you bring enough food...More

3  Thank Lara S
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I and three friends got on a chicken bus at El Calvario at 5:20 am. For two quetzales, we were dropped off down the road from the trail head, starting the hike at 6. Because we weren't camping or carrying a lot of things, we...More

1  Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The altitude can make this trek hard, even if you are in good shape. Slow and steady. The view is pretty awesome, little bit of luck involved as to how much the clouds obscure.

Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 22 March 2017

When in Quetzaltenango an absolute must is climbing Volcán Santa María. This rising volcano is a hikers' dream in the western highlands of Guatemala. The trail is challenging, but absolutely worth every minute of effort.

Thank Vincent V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

it is not a walk in the park, especially when you plan on camping on the volcano and have to carry sleeping bags and supplies of water etc. all the way up. But when you finally get there and look at Santi Aguito and other...More

Thank Agnieszka B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This day hike was challenging but so worth it. Just make sure you bring a jacket & a beanie in the morning as it's freezing when we did it and wear appropriate shoes as the path down was quite muddy for us. Highly recommended it,...More

Thank WaeHildebrand
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It was so far the best hike (due to the view on the top) but also the hardest hike. If you are well in shape you can make it in 2 hours. You do not need a guide but good to have a mobile with...More

1  Thank Mh1976
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