3 VOLCANOES TO CONQUER IN GUATEMALA FOR BEGINNERS
The Pacaya Volcano National Park is located in the department of Escuintla.
It is important that this volcano is one of the most important in Guatemala and Central America because it is active.
Unlike the other two volcanoes, the Pacaya volcano has a greater difficulty and requires a certain physical state to reach the top and observe the beautiful landscapes, as well as experience the proximity of the lava rivers.
For the ascent to the Pacaya volcano you can go up two paths:
La Corona Trail: Part of the Concepción El Cedro village and up to Cerro Chino, on this trail you can see different fauna and flora that has adapted to this ecosystem.
Main Path: It is located from the San Francisco de Sales village and starts at the visitor’s attention center until the crater of the volcano (When possible and access is not restricted for safety reasons)
Volcano and Laguna Chicabal
The Volcano and Laguna Chicabal, located in the department of Quetzaltenango, is another volcano that by conquering it and reaching the top, you can enjoy a beautiful lagoon.
The ascent can take from 3 to 4 hours depending on the physical state of the person, something characteristic of this volcano is the almost perfect cone shape that can be seen from the colossus.
Something important to note is that La Laguna Chicabal is considered sacred by the Mam worldview and on its shores are different altars, this lagoon can not be visited at the beginning of May due to the fact that Mam parties are properly celebrated.
Volcano and Ipala Lagoon
This volcano requires little effort to climb, although its hot climate requires certain precautions such as constant hydration. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach the top and enjoy the beautiful lagoon that is there.
One of the advantages of this volcano is that due to its wide roads it is possible to use horse to facilitate ascent to the top.
This volcano is located in Chiquimula, 165 km from the Capital City, so the trip to the destination could last 4 hours.