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Cerro de La Cruz y El Hato - Hiking Antigua - Guatemala

Overlooking Antigua from the north, Cerro de la Cruz is the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful view of Antigua and Volcano de Agua. This easy walk starts at the end of 1 Avenida Norte. Keep walking north until you get to the steps entering the forest. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the cross. For safety reasons, it’s not advised to go on your own.
From there, you can hike up to the village of El Hato where the eco-hostel Earth Lodge is. It will take another hour with no particular difficulties. From the cross, walk uphill to the main paved street and turn left. Keep walking until you get to the village, while enjoying the view on the volcanoes and Jocotenango. Once you get to El Hato, take the muddy road until you get to the pila (water tank). You will see the sign for the Earth Lodge. Enjoy a nice lunch with a breathtaking view on the Panchoy valley and the Volcano Acatenango. You can hike down to Antigua via the same road or take a bus. Or decide to stay for a night in one of their tree house to see an amazing sunset and sunrise.

Location:


Antigua, Guatemala

Hiking Types:
Hike, Day trip, Lookout point

Getting There

Travel Tips:

If you want to book a night at the Earth Lodge, call them (502)5664-0713 or email earthlodge@gmail.com.

www.earthlodgeguatemala.com

Price Description:

Free

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

a bottle of water and your camera



Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Climbing Acatenango , Climbing Volcán De Fuego , Other Hiking Around Antigua, Climbing Volcán De Agua and Volcano Climbing.








By Claire Bourgin
I have traveled around the world since I'm a kid. Traveling is now part of my everyday life in Guatemala. I have been living in Quetzaltenango for 3...
09 Jul 2010


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