Volcán Pacaya, Antigua

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One of the country's most active volcanoes, Volcán Pacaya erupts regularly but usually in a mildly explosive fashion. As a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take guided tours around this natural wonder, which features cooled lava chambers and hot spots (over which you can roast marshmallows). Consider taking a horseback tour of the volcano for a quick and less strenuous excursion compared to the 1.5-hour uphill hike. PutVolcán Pacaya into our Antigua day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • TOURIST TRAP!! The climb was really easy, the views were really not bad but PLEASE don't encourage the locals to keep up the animal abuse. The horses looked terrible, they were being kicked and... 
    TOURIST TRAP!! The climb was really easy, the views were really not bad but PLEASE don't encourage the locals to keep up the animal abuse. The horses looked terrible, they were being kicked and...  more »
  • Despite being listed as a attraction in antigua, pacaya volcano is located around an hour an half’s drive from same. To visit it you will need to either have your own wheels or do it as part of a... 
    Despite being listed as a attraction in antigua, pacaya volcano is located around an hour an half’s drive from same. To visit it you will need to either have your own wheels or do it as part of a...  more »
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  • Relatively easy 60 min hike up if you’re fit. Sunset views are amazing and the marshmallow roasting is a nice touch. Careful on the volcanic gravel, easy to lose your footing.
  • This amazing hike and experience is NOT to be missed! Our friendly & knowledgeable guide, Kevin - did a fantastic job shepherding us up & back. Horses are available to ride if the incline and altitude become too much. Be sure to get a pizza cooked on the hot lava rock by David & crew. It's delish!! 😋

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