Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango

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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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • The best view of volcanoes in Guatemala. You can see the line of volcanoes to both sides from Tajumulco to Fuego.
  • Bear in mind that the hike is quite difficult, steep and can be muddy & slippery - especially the second part (after 3200). And the views from the top is hit or miss ;) Bit still - worth the effort!

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