Volcan San Pedro
Key information: Volcan San Pedro
- The attractive, vegetated cone of Volcan San Pedro looms above the south-west side of the beautiful Lake Atitlan.
- It reaches 3,020m and will generously share with you its enormous views over the lake and to the mountains and volcanoes surrounding it.
- Walkopedia rating92
- Natural interest17
- Human interest8
- Negative points0
- Total rating92
- Length: 9km
- Maximum Altitude: 3,020m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
The attractive, vegetated cone of Volcan San Pedro looms above the south-west side of the beautiful Lake Atitlan.
It reaches 3,020m and will generously share with you its enormous views over the lake and to the mountains and volcanoes surrounding it.
It is a relatively easy (9km/6-7hr) walk beginning at 1,800m, which winds through cultivated areas – coffee and corn – before spending the majority of the route in thick montane forest.
This is demanding walking on a high mountain with unpredictable weather and where altitude can cause real problems. Take it slowly and come prepared.
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