Santa Maria is a popular excursion destination and the summit offers spectacular views onto erupting Santiaguito.

Santa Maria’s first eruption in five hundred years exploded into action with a VEI of 6, the same size as that of Krakatau. Unpredictability – 48. In this image, the volcano’s summit is identifiable by a small red outline indicating an area hotter than its surroundings.

You will find a shuttle service at the property for an extra fee. Photographs are copyrighted and provided by Steve and Donna O'Meara of Volcano Watch International. Santa Maria Volcano Lodge offers pet-friendly accommodations.

Santa Maria erupted catastrophically in 1902 destroying its former summit. The first eruption of Santa Maria in recorded history occurred on October 24, 1902. You can engage in various activities, such as cycling and fishing. The eruption devastated 120,000 square miles of surrounding territory and killed 5,000 people. Background: The 3772-m-high stratovolcano has a sharp-topped, conical profile that is cut on the SW flank by a large, 1.5-km-wide crater. The Santa Maria Volcano in Guatemala experienced a small eruption on October 26, 2005. Symmetrical, forest-covered Santa María volcano is part of a chain of large stratovolcanoes that rise above the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala.

In the past hundred years, or so, Santa Maria has been both very active, and has had both large and small eruptions.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer flying onboard the Terra satellite took this picture the same day.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

The oval-shaped crater extends from just below the summit to the lower flank, and was formed during a catastrophic eruption in 1902. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. … Click HERE for more examples of their excellent photography..

Santa Maria, the 1902 crater, and Santiaguito (foreground). Free private parking is available on site. The sharp-topped, conical profile is cut on the SW flank by a 1.5-km-wide crater. Santa Maria is a visually very attractive volcano, and the bonus of being able to see an ongoing eruption from above is quite special.