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Volcán De Quetzaltepeque - Hiking Esquipulas - Guatemala

This little-visited volcano, probably due to not being located close to other groups of volcanoes, is an interesting climb (plenty of interesting flora on the way, such as sweet gum trees) and is not too strenuous (taking about one hour 30 minutes). However, it is quite easy to get lost as the trails are not marked out. The peak is around 1900 meters (6234 feet) high but the views are not the best due to the dense vegetation at the top but there is one spot where you can make out the basilica. And remember to take long pants and a coat as it can get quite cold at the top. You can reach the base by taking a road from Quetzaltepeque to Caserío Los Planes where you can park, but you should ask in Esquipulas for further directions or a taxi.

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Esquipulas, Guatemala

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Hike, Nature trail

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By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

25 Aug 2010




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