Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano)
One of the world’s most active volcanoes Volcán de Fuego (the fire Volcano) forms a stunning backdrop behind Antigua Guatemala. The 3763m (12,346′) stratovolcano is almost continuously active with eruptions every 15-30 minutes. Larger eruptions rattle windows drop ash on the town below. Local residents hardly give notice to the fire volcano and it has more or less become a part of everyday life in Guatemala.

Chimaltenango Life

At the day’s end: taking off the bikes in Chimaltenango as Volcan Fuego errupts in the Distance. Chimaltenango, Guatemala Photo: Brendan James / PICSPORADIC ©2018 MTBguatemala.com

Mountain Biking in Antigua Guatemala

The mountain biking in Antigua Guatemala is world class and on most of our Antigua day tours you will get an opportunity to see the erupting Fire volcano.

Volcán de Fuego (the Fire Volcanoe) is one of three active volcanoes in Guatemala an be seen from neighboring Chimaltenango, Tecpán and Lake Atitlán.

Waking up with a bang – Volcán Fuego lets off an eruption right at sunrise. Volcán Acatenango (3555.8 m) Photo: Brendan James ©2018 MTBguatemala.com

2018 Eruption of Volcán de Fuego

On 3 June 2018, the volcano produced its most powerful eruption since 1974. Large pyroclastic ash clouds unexpectedly hit El Rodeo, Las Lajas, San Miguel Los Lotes, and La Reunión villages in Escuintla, The ash buried the towns and killed many of the  residents. Antigua was only slightly effected.


Volcán de Fuego Gallery