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Volcán de Fuego

Volcanoes in Antigua Guatemala

Volcán de Fuego, Spanish for Volcano of Fire, is one of Guatemala’s most active Volcanoes, erupting at a low level every 15 to 20 minutes. Located approximately 16 kilometers west of Antigua, climbing to the top of Acatenango to catch a spectacular view of an active volcano is one of the most popular tourist attractions.


Additional Information:

Contact one of the many tour operators in Antigua to assist you on this hike in a safe and responsible way, especially if you want to camp out, and experience Fuego at night.

These tour operators will make sure you are properly outfitted for the cooler temperatures that you can expect to find at the top. The climb can also be quite strenuous, but many would say, the view from the top will take your breath away.

Good hiking boots are recommended, but you could get away with sneakers with solid tread but expect the hike to be slippery. Also recommended, are extra socks, warm pants, gloves, a hat, a raincoat, and hiking poles or sticks.

No mistake about it, this is a tough climb. If you’re not accustomed to carrying a lot of weight, especially in high altitudes, we also recommend hiring a porter to carry your backpack during this 4-5 hours steep uphill walk. You will not only enjoy the hike more, but you’re also supporting the local community.

Just remember, hiking Acatenango is not a race. Go at your own pace. The top will be there no matter how fast or slow you go.

Entrance Fee:
(Q150-200) Usually included when booking with a travel agency
Opening Hours:
Always Open
Days Closed:
Always Open