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This is the silent volcano.....the Water Volcano. Unlike it's twin the Fuego Volcano which erupted and devastated much in the area on June 4/18. Because of fog and low cloud during this time of the year, you have to check it hourly to get a...More
We hiked with some helpful locals going up the same time we were, so that worked out great. Either way, there are arrows that mark where to go and it's not that confusing. No fear of bandits or anything as there are locals hiking up...More
To get there: uber from Antigua to the pueblo of santa Maria de jesus. From there you can go to the municipality office and get a ticket (q40) and a guide (q20-200) based on how many in your group. Then you walk up the street...More
I took so many photos of this volcano while visiting Antigua. You can see it from pretty much every street. Go to the arch way for the iconic volcano/arch photo. Be sure to get one with it above the arch and under. And, tip: if...More
This is clearly seen from most of the City and is amazing. Has not erupted for many years but like most volcanoes the threat is there. We stopped for photos at one with a wisp of smoke coming over from the cruise port.
Hiked this five times during my stay in Antigua. Take bus from Antigua to Santa Maria de Jesus and register at the tourist office in the corner of the main square. The buses are very regular, almost one after another, from Antigua bus station from...More
Will keep this brief. Turned down a guide, bot robbed by masked dudes with machetes and a shotgun. "They" told us it had been three years since a similar incident, only to come home, google, and read about the elderly German hiker that was shot...More
You can see this volcano from just about anywhere in the city. Lots of great photo ops. We used it as a reference point to get around and especially back to our hotel. Just knowing it is south of the city makes it a good...More