Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Western Highlands / Quetzaltenango Department / Quetzaltenango / Santa Maria Volcano
Get up close to the fierce and majestic Santa Maria Volcano with a rigorous walk through the western highlands of Guatemala. The difficult uphill trek to the volcano's crater challenges most walkers, but you're rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Be prepared for the challenge. The eruption of the volcano in 1902 was one of the five biggest eruptions within the last 200 years. Wear appropriate footwear for the climb, as the trail may be slippery even when it hasn’t rained. Make Santa Maria Volcano a part of your Quetzaltenango vacation plans using our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary site.
Tours to Santa Maria Volcano
Santa Maria Volcano reviews
It’s pretty and hard to reach the top but worth it. It’s a bummer that there is so much trash on mountain. more »
This was my 5th time to the summit of Santa Maria. It is one of my favorite volcanos because the trail is so green as you walk through the local farms at the beginning (or wrap around the R side if... more »
I like the trip and my grandfather one of the best glide me to the top my legs were tired but we make it
A fairly aggressive walk up, but if you have a clear day and catch an eruption on Santiguito, its definitely worth it.
Plan your trip to Quetzaltenango
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Quetzaltenango
Side trips from Quetzaltenango
Hidden gems in Quetzaltenango
Museums in Quetzaltenango
Shopping in Quetzaltenango
Trips to Santa Maria Volcano by other users
58 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA Antigua San Pedro La Laguna Retalhuleu 15 days in Guatemala, Chiapas & Veracruz BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA Quetzaltenango Chimaltenango Department Antigua 22 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Antigua San Pedro La Laguna Retalhuleu 60 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Izabal Puerto Barrios Tikal National Park 60 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Izabal Puerto Barrios Tikal National Park 57 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Antigua Livingston Tikal National Park