Santiaguito crater

lookout point

View point to see the active crater Santiaguito



 Steam and gases erupted by the crater of the Santiaguito volcano.

Description: Half day moderate hike to a lookout point where you can see the active crater (Santiaguito) of the Santa Maria volcano located near the city of Quetzaltenango or Xela.

Classification: moderate demanding.

Altitude: 2,500 mts. (8,202 ft.) above sea level.

Duration: Half day.

Ascent: 2.0 hours up hill.

Departure: 5:30 am

Required equipment: hiking shoes, warm jacket and clothing, small backpack.

Best time to do this excursion:  from November to April when there's no rain. It's always cooler in the mountains.

Weather: normally the temperature is freezing in the evening, night and early morning.

Basic requirement: To be in good physical and mental conditioning, not to be sick.

Price: Contact us for prices and possible itineraries: or transport, guide and admission included

Minimun: 1 person

breathtaking views from the lookout point

  This crater is active every day.     A good opportunity to get beautiful photos. 





Santiaguito Active Crater

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