Home > Central America > Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango  > Quetzaltenango Activities > Santa Maria
Page Rating
Content Quality:

Page Importance:
Author Pick:
Close Map

Book a Hotel or Hostel

Hotels Hostels & Budget


Check in Date

Check out Date

Number of Rooms

Top Guatemala

Santa Maria - Hiking Quetzaltenango - Guatemala

Climbing Santa Maria (3772 m) can be easily done from Xela. You can start walking at the village Llanos del Pinal, 5 km south of Xela. The trip to the summit takes about four hours. The last 20 minutes are quite steep, but, once at the top, you'll have a beautiful view of the volcanoes around Xela. To the south, you can see the volcanoes of Lake Atitlan; to the north, on a clear day, you can see Tajumulco and Tacana.

Quetzaltenango , Guatemala

Hiking Types:

Getting There
You can take a guide or go on your own. Take a taxi to Llanos del Pinal to start the hike.

Price Description: Taxi:US$7Guide:US$20/personne

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Water, food and camera

Currencies accepted
US dollar, Guatemalan quetzal

Here are other activities in and around Quetzaltenango that may be of interest: Volcano Climbing,

13 Mar 2009

Top Places to go in Latin America - as rated by V!VA Members
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:


Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password