Approximately 2.500masl. Upward, the volcano is almost devoid of vegetation. The summit crater is about 250 mts. in diameter and about 50 mts. deep, open to the south and surrounded by concentric cracks and crevices, from which emanate weak fumaroles. North and east is a small plateau at the top, where another depression craters of equal size.
For indigenous documents is also known that it was approximately around the year 1469. Its last eruption was recorded on June 3, 1853 when the ashes were thrown causing a blackout. The volcanic rock is apparently andesite. The guy is a strato-volcano. In the testament of Xpantzay, the year of 1554, referred to as the volcano during the period that was indigenous Choy Juyú
In his written account of the pastoral visit made to his diocese between 1768 and 1770, Cortés and the archbishop referred to Larraz Atitlan volcano: "The other volcano is the highest burst time shows that there is no memory smoke continuously and also the peak is already cooked and burnt earth, without trees or grass green. In his banda
East has three mountain ranges, running north to south which is the first in the village
The view from the top is wonderful, you can see Lake Atitlan via a lookout. The forest ends some 500 meters before reaching the summit.
Forest Type: rainforest.
Time to climb: 4 hours and 8 hours to download.
Extinct type are those who were in business for very long periods and show no signs that they may recover in the future
Coordinates 14 ° 34 '59 "N, 91 ° 11' 10" W
Interesthings to see: Plants of coffee, maize, beans, guachipilin trees, avocado confer forests, cedar, pine, white stick, the best view in the top of the volacan, where you can see the Tajumulco volcanoes, Pacaya, fire. Lake Atitlan and the Pacific Coast.
Things To bring: In view of the top of the volcano is recommended the use of trousers and a chump for being at the summit. Furthermore loose wear shoes to prevent blisters. Also lead, hat dark glasses, camera, sunscreen, 1.5 liters water, juice and chocolate to taste.
The food should be calculated according to their type of food, bring it in plastic so they do not even much, keep in mind that it is nearly 8 hours of hiking. In terms of water take a few 2 liters per person.