Ipala is an excelent day hike, and very rewarding. Ascent of the small cone takes just one hour, to arrive at the crater, which is half a kilometer in diameter and is filled with water, making it a very interesting volcano. The top part is still covered in lush vegetation. Deforestation is very threatening to the voclano, and there have been initiatives to make it a pretected reserve. Email me for more info.
|Range/Region:||Sierra Madre del Sur|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||La Aurora, Guatemala City|
|Convenient Center:||Ipala, Chiquimula|
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- Log #21907 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2010Really nice hike with more that 40 BLIND people. Was an awesome experience learning how the blind people feels the mountains.
- Log #21906 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2010Really nice hike and the lagoon in the crater is just beautiful. Easy hike but on summer is hot and suffocating trail. Camp near the lagoon in the crater is an amazing experience.
- Log #13382 - by vinicio perez on Mar 11, 2002This is a very nice place to go with your friends and family, our people it's a very friendly people that will welcome you.
- Log #13383 - by Jose Alberto on Mar 10, 2002This is the best place to go, you can hike, swim, camp, do a lot of things... Is really easy to climb, you just last 1 hour, or something like that from El Sauce village...