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San Pedro Volcano
Vacation Travel Guide

Hike through coffee plantations and thick orchards to the summit of this dormant volcano, which towers above the western shores of Lake Atitlán.

Enjoy a hike though lush scenery to the top of 9,908-feet (3,020-meter) tall San Pedro Volcano. This inactive volcano rises up over San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the western bank of Lake Atitlán. Admire the breathtaking views of the lake’s glistening water, encompassing mountains and waterfront villages.

The walk to the summit is challenging, although you don’t need to be an expert climber. Choose to hike independently or hire an experienced guide in town. Guides will point out the trails and provide insightful information about the volcano’s vegetation.

As you climb, take a moment to note as the foliage changes from corn fields to coffee plantations and avocado orchards. The nutrients of the volcano’s soil make it an ideal place for locals to grow crops. Walk through areas of pine forests and verdant jungle, where huge vines dangle from tall trees. Marvel at the way trees cling to the volcano’s steep slopes. Keep an eye out for exotic flowers and wild mushrooms.

Once at the summit you are rewarded with uninterrupted views of Lake Atitlán and its immediate surroundings. Gaze in awe at the placid emerald-green water and watch boats cruise between the shores. Peer down over the rooftops of San Pedro La Laguna and distant Mayan villages such as Panajachel. Have your camera ready to snap postcard-perfect shots of rolling mountains, often partly hidden by clouds.

It’s a full-day hike to the summit of San Pedro Volcano and back to San Pedro La Laguna. Guides are available to hire at reasonable rates in the town. There’s a fee to access the trails, which is sometimes included in the price of the guide. If hiking alone then you’ll need to pay the fee upon entrance.

San Pedro La Laguna’s consistently mild climate makes it possible to climb the volcano year-round. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket; temperatures can drop dramatically at the summit. There’re no shops along the trails so purchase food and water in town.

Top Hotels Close to San Pedro Volcano

HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
3 out of 5
6 Av. 3-42 Zona 3, San Pedro La Laguna, Solala
The price is NT$975 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro La Laguna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery ...

3.8/5Good! (49 reviews)
San Pedro 2020

"The hotel was what you would expect for a 2 star hotel in Guatemala. The daily breakfast was quite good, there was plenty of coffee. The view from the balcony dining room was fantastic. The maintenance of the facilities was so-so. They had delivery food available and would provide dishes and we could ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/23

HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
Aurora del Lago
Aurora del Lago
3 out of 5
Caserío Chutinamit, Santiago Atitlan, Sololá
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Situated in Santiago Atitlan, this hotel is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from Atitlan Volcano and 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from San Pedro Volcano. Cerro Tzankujil and Panajachel ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Amazing very private hotel

"This hotel is probably one of the best I ever stayed in. Booked it by chance and didn't really what to expect, but everything worked out perfectly. So, these are 2 bungalows on a very large slope. Both are facing the Volcano Atitlan and, thanks to the french windows, you can wake up to the sun rising ..."…"

Reviewed on 2018/12/30

Aurora del Lago
Sababa resort
Sababa resort
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$789 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery is ...

Sababa resort
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Best Lodging Options Near San Pedro Volcano

HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
3 out of 5
6 Av. 3-42 Zona 3, San Pedro La Laguna, Solala
The price is NT$975 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
Aurora del Lago
Aurora del Lago
3 out of 5
Caserío Chutinamit, Santiago Atitlan, Sololá
Aurora del Lago
Sababa resort
Sababa resort
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$789 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Sababa resort
Tzikin Jaay
Tzikin Jaay
3 out of 5
6ta. Calle y 6ta. Avenida, Zona 3, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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Hotel San Francisco
Hotel San Francisco
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Peneleu, Hotel San Francisco, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá
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Hotel Tepepul Kaan
Hotel Tepepul Kaan
6A.CALLE C 5-09, San Pedro La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna
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Amigos - Hostel
Amigos - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
4 Avenida A Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$219 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Amigos - Hostel
Hotel Don Chema
Hotel Don Chema
2.5 out of 5
Barrio San Pedrito 4ta Avenida 518, Zona 4, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$322 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Hotel Don Chema
Tiosh Abaj
Tiosh Abaj
2.5 out of 5
Cantón Tzanjuyu, Santiago Atitlan, Solola
The price is NT$1,727 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Tiosh Abaj
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