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Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala Is an Ancient, Active Volcano Where You Can Cook Your Own Pizza

by Matador Creators Jan 19, 2023

The stunning Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala is an ancient, active volcano that’s not only a sight to behold, but also provides the opportunity for visitors to explore its geology, history, and wildlife.

Pacaya is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America and has been erupting for over 1,500 years. The volcano has two main craters and several lava flows that can be observed from the nearby region. Its eruptions have created various types of lava formations including cinder cones, spatter cones and lava tubes which are true wonders of nature. It is also home to some rare species of flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Pacaya Volcano offers numerous activities for visitors. Hiking tours are available which allow adventurers to climb up the slopes of the volcano while admiring its geological features as they go along. For those who would rather relax, there are plenty of opportunities for picnicking or simply enjoying a stroll around the base of the volcano or nearby towns such as San Vicente Pacaya, where traditional Mayan culture still remains strong today. You can also visit local markets for souvenirs and taste delicious local cuisine – all in close proximity to this magnificent natural wonder.

And if you’re really creative, you can even cook your own pizza in the fires of the volcano.

@foodwtf Did you know that you can cook a pizza on a volcano?! This takes place in #Antigua #Guatemala on 📍Volcano Pacaya 🌋🍕 🎥 @taramango #foodie #foodtravel #foodtiktok #guatemalatravelguide ♬ original sound – saulgoodfan

The most popular activity at Pacaya Volcano, however, is riding horses on the volcano’s slopes. This memorable experience gives visitors stunning views of the surrounding area and can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on your horseback riding ability. It’s also a fun way to explore the lava fields dotted with fumaroles (openings in the ground that emit steam or gas) and get up close to active lava flows.

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