Pacaya Volcano - Lodging & Hiking Center
We are located at the base of the volcano
At 8,373 ft high and steep 28 to 32-degree slopes. Pacaya is a complex and active volcano which initially erupted 23,000 years ago and 23 times since the Spanish invasion of Guatemala. After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting frequently since then. Climbing this volcano can provide an exceptional experience in terms of panoramic views, near crater observations, among many other unique trail sights. However, an enjoyable a AND safe ascent and descent requires 3/4's to 1 full day. Reasons: The level of effort needed to complete the steep climb and sharp descent requires considerable stamina, good physical condition and a custom, carefully-managed schedule. The 1/2 day "quickie tours" offered by most on-line agencies are not recommended.
Unlike tour operators who force you on a "hike marathon" under a breakneck climb schedule, we specialize in helping you plan and enjoy the Pacaya at your own pace, physical condition and level of hicking experience. Our lodging services and planning advice help prepare you to spend as much quality time as you prefer along the route to the top of the Volcano and down, restoring your body and mind at the end of the day or evening. Our goal is to help you achieve a high quality, memorable and safe experience.
Photo: Volcán de Agua as seen from the top of the Pacaya