Volcan de Agua, Antigua

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Volcán de Agua (also known as Hunahpú by Maya) is a stratovolcano located in the departments of Sacatepéquez and Escuintla in Guatemala. At 3,760 m (12,340 ft), Agua Volcano towers more than 3,500 m (11,500 ft) above the Pacific coastal plain to the south and 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above the Guatemalan Highlands to the north. It dominates the local landscape except when hidden by cloud cover. The volcano is within 5 to 10 km (3.1 to 6.2 mi) of the city of Antigua Guatemala and several other large towns situated on its northern apron. These towns have a combined population of nearly 100,000. It is within about 20 km of Escuintla (population, ca. 150,000) to the south. Coffee is grown on the volcano's lower slopes.
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  • The is the feature background for much photography in Antigua. From some locations you can get Agua and Fuego together.  more »
  • Took the bus from Antigua to Santa Maria to get to the base of Volcan Agua. It is a long, slow walk to the top. Four or five hours but on a clear day you can see forever and it is well worth it. You.....  more »
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  • My beautiful country Guatemala..!!
  • Nice looking volcano! I know you can climb this too. But we didn’t do it. You can pretty much take awesome photos with this volcano in the background from every street in Antigua. This actively exploding volcano. That one is just to it’s NW.

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