It's a wonderful experience to hike the volcano and a great opportunity for tourists to help the dogs there by bringing several baggies of dry dog food to feel the dogs. The dogs that live at Pacaya Volcano are very thin. Also, please ask your guide to communicate the following concept to the ladies who run little vendor shops on the way up and on...more
I'm not an experienced hiker, and I loved climbing the Pacaya Volcano! The views are breathtaking and seeing the lava shooting out of the crater is amazing. You can also see lava rivers, depending on the volcano's activity. We were recommended to go in the early morning to the volcano, and afterwards went to Baños Santa Teresita, which is a day Spa...more
Climbing Pacaya is an amazing thing to do, but it's very dangerous. Make sure you follow your guide and only walk where they do. If you walk the wrong way you could be in serious danger. Also, be very careful as the lava rocks can crack or move. The gases that are at the top are not good to breathe in, although if you're up there you probably won't...more
This huge Olmec heads can be seen exposed in the Parque Central (Main Plaza), some of them weighing upto 5 tons. The Olmec are pre-columbian people and flourished from 1,400 bce to about 400 bce, there´s a theory that said that these heads are pre-Olmec (so Guatemala was the origin of this culture not Mexico) but it´s not proven.more
Just next of the main entrance, there´s a huge rock carved in anthropomorphical style depicting an animal, it could be a jaguar or another feline animal. Quite impressive.