Pacaya Volcano

Local namePacaya

Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala, which first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago and has erupted at least 23 times since the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. It rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres. After being dormant for over 70 years, it began erupting vigorously in 1961 and has been erupting frequently since then. Much of its activity is Strombolian, but occasional Plinian eruptions also occur, sometimes showering the area of the nearby Departments with ash.Pacaya is a popular tourist attraction. It is even the home to the popular Guatemala Impact Marathon which pioneered the use of a running route across the lava field created by the 2010 eruption and supports the local communities through runners endeavouring to complete the challenge. It lies 30 kilometers southwest of Guatemala City and close to Antigua. The volcano sits inside the Escuintla Department.Villagers near Pacaya ignored an evacuation request as the volcano threw ashes into the air in March 2021.

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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua from 76 USD

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Address Escuintla, Guatemala

Coordinates 14°22'55.601" N -90°36'5.964" E

Tours and activities: Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

from 76 USD

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

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Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Guatemala City

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