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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Just last weekend I hiked up Volcan Santa Maria with some friends and a guide from Casa Xelaju. We left at 2:30am to catch the sunrise at the top, and we got their just in time! The view from above is astounding, and we got...More

Thank Junet B
Reviewed 27 February 2018

that beautiful mountain over Xela is within your reach... just head UP.. and up some more, then up again... keep going, it is worth it.

Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Did this trek with a guide Quezeltrekkers. Difficult and lots of vertical but worth it when you clear the tree lines and see the stunning valleys below filled with clouds until mid-day.

Thank Randall H
Reviewed 1 February 2018

a beautiful experience in santa maria volcano the first hour in quite light passing through onion seed, milpa, and people with wood, also all along the way we found people with typical attire, and very different shoes for the top which surprised me, then the...More

Thank nathan Kaufer G
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a very hard walk, as you are hiking in the woods for 1200m up and you are supposed to do it pretty fast if you want to get up there to be able to see the santiaguito erupt, before the fog kicks in....More

2  Thank outofmind
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This is the destination of many tour operators but you can really do it by yourself . Maps me showes the trail to the top so it is helpful in finding the way that is not confusing at the start. 3,5h is the time you...More

Thank very-sunny
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Do NOT try this unless you have been in Xela for at minimum several weeks or you are from or have experience with very high altitudes. That aside, the views are fantastic. The best times to make the hike are during the dry season -...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Just had a challenging awesome hike up Santa Maria with Quetzaltrekers. Great hike! Great group of people. All volenteers helping kids in the area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a little adventure. They provided a nice lunch and interesting info about the mountian...More

Thank Laidbackforgood
Reviewed 27 April 2017

would have rated 5 stars but had to deduct one cuz its needs to be kept clean. saw plenty of trash on the trails and its so sad to know that people wasting this away. Hope this can still be changed as the hike itself...More

Thank TabsterInc
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Sadly this volcano is very poorly maintained. There is trash everywhere. There was so much up at the summit that we couldn't even sit without being covered in flys and bees. The hike was also harder than we expected. Make sure you bring enough food...More

3  Thank Lara S
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