Volcanoes in Antigua

Top Volcanoes in Antigua, Guatemala

Volcanoes in Antigua

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  • lindsaysimonson
    New Paltz, NY13 contributions
    First off, we are experienced hikers and found this to be a TOUGH hike. Definitely allow yourself a day or two in Lake Atitlan or Antigua to acclimate to the elevation. Even then, you’ll almost definitely feel the effects of the elevation. It took us 4 hours and was almost entirely at least a 45 degree climb through fine volcanic stones. Second, definitely go with a guide. The trail forks off multiple times and without a guide we certainly would have gotten lost. The guide companies also have a shelter and campfire at base camp, both necessary and worth it because it will almost certainly be cold and raining during the afternoon and evening. That said, this is a truly remarkable experience. We had the most amazing views when the clouds cleared around 11pm and 3pm and could hear the volcano erupting all night. This volcano is extremely active, erupting about every 20 minutes. We did the hike to the summit in the morning, which also provides amazing views if you’re lucky with the weather. If the weather isn’t great, staying at base camp will probably afford you some spectacular views as well because the volcano is more likely to be clear. Definitely pack good hiking boots, extra socks, warm pants, gloves, hat, and rain coat for base camp and the summit. Hiking poles or sticks will save you. Take your time and enjoy!
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • David L
    3 contributions
    Altitude sickness can be a concern here. I was fine, my wife had to ride a horse ( about $40 for the climb and descent) . We started at 6,000 feet and climbed to 7,200.

    Some parts of the trail were steep and challenging others were slightly challenging. If you're not used to altitude try belly breathing. Look it up, it helps.

    Some of the people in our group had a pace that kept up from the lava flow, roasting marshmallows and pizza. We had a well-trained guide.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
    The majestic "Volcán de Agua" dominates the beautiful landscape around Antigua! Standing at 3,670 mts, it is the perfect backdrop for pictures at the famous "Arco de Santa Catalina", another major landmark of Antigua. The volcano has had no historical eruptions but, back in 1541, a devastating mudflow coming from it destroyed everything on its way. A lake has been formed at its crater and coffee is planted on its lower slopes. Hiking is possible, but at your own risk, as it is quite tiring and there are reviews relating sad happenings while climbing, envolving assaults and robbery. Great pictures - from afar - will mean fond memories to take home! Enjoy!
    Written 20 August 2020
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  • Saranger
    Los Angeles, CA9,169 contributions
    From my room at B&B Chez Daniel I had the most stunning view of Volcan de Agua-it's huge, imposing, threatening, looming, and beautiful! It hasn't erupted since the Pleistocene era, but can still produce debris flows and lahars. To me is one of the landmarks of Antigua-if you get lost, look for the volcano-that's south!
    Written 18 August 2019
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