Volcán Pacaya, Antigua

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Must see · Volcano · Nature / Park
One of the country's most active volcanoes, Volcán Pacaya erupts regularly but usually in a mildly explosive fashion. As a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take guided tours around this natural wonder, which features cooled lava chambers and hot spots (over which you can roast marshmallows). Consider taking a horseback tour of the volcano for a quick and less strenuous excursion compared to the 1.5-hour uphill hike. PutVolcán Pacaya into our Antigua day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This volcano was a lot of fun to visit. We didn't get to see any lava flows, but it was still totally cool to go up there and feel the ground and how hot it was and roast some marshmallows. The hike.....  more »
  • Definitely worth the trip. The hike itself is easy and what you see if worth every step there! I went on a cloudy day, don’t let the clouds to change your mind:)  more »
  • Good easy hike, although lately you won't be able to get very close to the lava flows or see much up close. They will offer you a horse ride to the top if you aren't in good shape to hike.
  • Great hike. I got to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent. Several times, the volcano spit lava into the air. Overall, this is an experience I would recommend.

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