Roasting Marshmallows On An Active Volcano

If you’re looking for a unique travel destination for your next trip, Guatemala could be at the top of your list. Want to try out the most adventurous dessert idea, ever? Do you like active volcanos? Then this adventure is for you! Pacaya volcano sits on 8,000 feet above Guatemala City, and of course has active lava beds. Openings above these lava fields create hot vents. So the question is, would you roast s’mores on this active volcano?

It’s not all fun and games…the hike to the top of the volcano is the first thing on this adventure to do list. You don’t have to walk the whole trip, though. Hikers take a ride part way up the rocky volcano side, on a road of volcano ash. That’s an 8,000 foot hike to roast marshmallows…but it’s lava marshmallows, so it’s worth it, right? Which means you’ve already missed out on 23,000 years of roasting mallows on this bad boy, as it has been active precisely that long.

Many of the Guatemalan locals consider it a past time of sorts, taking the hike frequently. Local artisans even collect volcanic rocks for their own personal collections, or to craft it into traditional jewelry to sell. If you make it to the peak of the mountain, you will find the Lava Store, where you can purchase some of this beautiful artisan jewelry. So, you get to roast marshmallows on an active volcano, then shop the coolest Guatemalan traditional lava rock jewelry? Sign us up!

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