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I was looking forward to climb to the top of Volcano San Pedro. However, when I arrived at the trailhead I was told to pay the usual entry fee of 100 Quetzales but I was also told that the guide (that is mandatory to have)...More
First of all remember it is Guatemala. So you need to be educated and do your homework. My wife and I did this hike on December 9th and because we did our homework we knew that there was recent robberies. But we also knew that...More
Earlier today we hiked the San Pedro volcano. A beautiful and well-marked path, mainly through the jungle, with a couple nice “miradores” or viewpoints.
On the other hand, on the way down (about 200m below the summit, at a hut/cabana), we were attacked by a...More
It is hard to find the right words to describe our hike to San Pedro Volcano. Incredibly disappointing, unfair treatment, piss-poor communication are some of the phrases that come to mind. I would highly highly highly discourage any person from doing this hike. Unless your...More
Today we did the volcano hike. We took the tuk-tuk to the trailhead (just say Volcan San Pedro) for Q20. We paid our admission fee of Q100 per person. This is not cheap, but the good thing is that a tour guide is included! Not...More
This was a long, hard walk, but a great day. A few tips:
Bring water, about 2L per person
Wear good shoes. Sneakers aren't good enough. It gets slippery in the steepest sections
Start early, the clouds move in pretty quickly in the afternoon
I only visit San Pedro a short while...but my day walking through the area was intriguing. I felt like I was somewhere sea side in Israel. A very friendly casual crowd of people. I am a solo traveler at 57 and all ages were there.The...More