The Colonial and the Volcanic Trail
The Colonial and the Volcanic Trail
  • The Colonial and the Volcano Trail is a touristic circuit with a series of destinations covering Central America, from Antigua, Guatemala, to Panamá.

The Colonial and the Volcanic Trail

The Colonial and the Volcano Trail is a touristic circuit with a series of destinations covering Central America, from Antigua, Guatemala, to Panamá.

 

It consists of seven main stops, and takes you near a hundred colonial and natural touristic sites, which make up the old Camino Real, constructed by the Spaniards on the pre-existing indigenous trails near the volcanic ranges of the region’s Pacific coast.

 

The great main gates of the trail are la Antigua Guatemala y Panamá and you can discover the colonial cities such as Panamá, Cartago, Liberia, Granada, León, Comayagua, Gracias, Colosuca, Santa Rosa de Copán, Suchitoto and La Antigua Guatemala.

 

The volcanoes offer a unique panorama along more than 1.000 km of the Pacific coast, inviting you to practice an infinity of adventure sports, such as canopy tours, scaling, kayaking, rafting and horseback riding, and more relaxed activities, like trail hiking and cycling or extreme sports like skiing on the volcanic sand on the Cerro Negro volcano or diving in the lakes formed in the volcanic calderas of Coatepeque and Ilopango.

 

The itinerary can also be adapted to those who prefer to enjoy the peace of nature. The Valley of Antón, located in the crater of a volcano, in addition to having exuberant nature has thermal springs. While the slopes of the Santa Clara and the Rincón de la Vieja volcanoes you can see mud pools boiling, fumaroles and small thermal streams.

 

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