Pacaya | Guatemala | Central America | Pacaya is an active volcano (part of the Central American Volcanic Arc) that towers 8,373ft above sea level. It’s blown its top 23 times over the past few centuries, most recently in May of 2010.
Pacaya Volcano - This very active volcano in Guatemala sits only about an hour from the city of Antigua. It is not the walk itself that makes this an extreme trek. In fact, the hike up the slope is relatively easy compared to the other journeys on this list. What makes this an unusual place for a hike are the active steam vents and rivers of lava that run near the trail.