It is considered the fourth highest volcano in Guatemala with a height of 3,772 MSNM.
Located south 20 minutes from the city, from the top you can see the beautiful views of the highest volcanoes in the country such as: Water Volcano, Fire and Acatenango, San Pedro Volcanoes, Toliman and Atitlan located in the Lake Atitlan, Volcanoes of Zunil and Santo Tomas, Tajumulco and Tacana; but the main attraction of this volcano is to be able to observe the Eruptions of the Santiaguito Volcano (Active).
The options to climb this volcano are:
Hike (Half Day): Santa María Half day, leaving at 5:00 AM from the place of lodging in Xela, this hike is done walking 3 to 4 hours and is a difficult volcano preferably a good physical condition is needed.
Walk (Two Days): Santa María two days, this walk takes place in two days leaving the first day at 10:00 AM from the place of lodging in Xela, they walk from 4 to 5 Approximately hours, and the return is at 11:00 AM the next day.
Full Moon Walk: Full moon walk on this hike requires a good physical condition, for this hike we leave at 12:00 AM (Midnight) They walk about 5 hours, we do this with reason to appreciate the sunrise at the top of the volcano. Returning at 11:00 AM on the same day.
|Half Day||Two Days||Full Moon|
|2 Pax: Q280p/p||2 Pax Q600p/p||2 Pax: Q320p/p|
|3 Pax: Q240p/p||3 Pax Q500p/p||3 Pax: Q280p/p|
|4 Pax: Q200p/p||4 Pax:Q450p/p||4 Pax: Q240p/p|
Departure time: 05:00 am
Return time: approximately 13:00
Duration: 4 hours of ascent / 2.5Hrs. Descent
Includes: Transportation, guide, tickets and box lunch
What to bring: Lamp, breakfast, warm clothes, hiking boots, small backpack and personal medicine.