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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We left early in the morning with our guide, hiking only by the light of the full moon. What a reward when we arrived at the destination, a look-out over what appeared to be a quiet (smoking) volcano. Less than an hour later, a deep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The hike to the mirador is easy i.e. not short and no altitude challenges but looking at an active volcano puffing is priceless. Can be done independently as well with some little help from bus driver and local on where to start the hike/turn right/left....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank beppo81
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The hike up is moderate. The volcano is quite dusty, so bring something to cover your mouth and nose (like a Buff). The trail is easy to follow, so if you are adventurous you do not need a guided.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We started early in the morning because later in the day the vidibility is usually not as good. Bring a flashlight and warm clothes (its freezing when you wait at the mirador for the volcano to erupt). The beginning of the hike was uphill for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Maria_oreberg
Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the City, take a bus to Los Llanos del Pinal from El Calvario, Church (Cemetery). The trip will take up to 30 minutes. You can ask the driver where is the path to Volcan Santa Maria. Before you reach the volcano cone, you have...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank CasaXelaju
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Uphill, through pleasant countryside, round the corner, a bit further on, down and up again, and a grandstand view of an ash spitting volcano

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kubilaikhan
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It was erupting just as we got to the mirador! Great experience. You could probably do this on your own with some research and a bit better Spanish than me but we got a guide that our hostel (The impressive Casa Siebel) knew. With three...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We got picked up by our guide early in the morning. The group was small - just three of us and the guide - which was nice. The hike is relatively easy, however I had some trouble keeping up with the rest because the tempo...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 599rene_w
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was the easiest volcano I did in Guatemala (also did Santa Maria summit and Pacaya). The volcano erupts every 2-3 hours or so. The hike itself is uphill for the first half, but a nice flat walk for the second half as you walk...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Courtney Z
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This volcano erupts on average between 3 and 5 times a day. I watched it erupt a couple of times, once from the Mirador on top of Laguna Chicabal, wonderful views, and another time from Xela (Quetzaltenango) sat on the steps in front of the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank RichardEllis70
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