Volcan de Agua, Antigua

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Volcano · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Volcán de Agua (also known as Hunahpú by Maya) is a stratovolcano located in the departments of Sacatepéquez and Escuintla in Guatemala. At 3,760 m (12,340 ft), Agua Volcano towers more than 3,500 m (11,500 ft) above the Pacific coastal plain to the south and 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above the Guatemalan Highlands to the north. It dominates the local landscape except when hidden by cloud cover. The volcano is within 5 to 10 km (3.1 to 6.2 mi) of the city of Antigua Guatemala and several other large towns situated on its northern apron. These towns have a combined population of nearly 100,000. It is within about 20 km of Escuintla (population, ca. 150,000) to the south. Coffee is grown on the volcano's lower slopes.

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  • Presently, this is not a safe trip. Avoid it. We left from Santa Maria de Jesus and ascended about 1/10th of the way up. Our Guide (who was from Guatemala City and therefore not local) and we were.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • My beautiful country Guatemala..!!
  • Nice looking volcano! I know you can climb this too. But we didn’t do it. You can pretty much take awesome photos with this volcano in the background from every street in Antigua. This actively exploding volcano. That one is just to it’s NW.

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