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Paricutin Volcano

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Amazing

To think that once, the area was just a flat farmers field; then one day a mountain came up from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scott10jo
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NW Mountains, NC
A fantastic day trip - if you're up to it

About 30 minutes by taxi from Uruapan, longer by the bus to the village of Angahuan. If you take a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
RobertTolputt
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Mexico City, Mexico
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This volcano was born on March 4, 1943 and is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lava flow” (5 reviews)
“horse ride” (6 reviews)
“san juan” (5 reviews)
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Mexico

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To think that once, the area was just a flat farmers field; then one day a mountain came up from the earth and started spewing lava and ash and continued to do so for ten years, covering everything for miles around. Wow! The volcano trip...More

1  Thank scott10jo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

About 30 minutes by taxi from Uruapan, longer by the bus to the village of Angahuan. If you take a taxi go straight to the Mirador/Cabana complex where you will be surrounded by guides with horses ready to take you out to the volcano. If...More

1  Thank RobertTolputt
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For the athletically inclined, if you wish to give your muscles a great workout, then by all means take the 2 1/2 hour horseback ride to the volcano and climb the thing. The climb is steep, and be careful where you put your feet (remember,...More

1  Thank andrew k
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I learned about Paricutin from a children's book when I was 10 - the volcano in the cornfield. Was glad to finally see the volcano and explore the area. Staying in Uruapan, it was an easy drive in my rental to the town of Angahuan...More

5  Thank jumpinjiminiii
Reviewed 21 May 2016

When we entered Uruapan, we were enthusiastically greeted by a guide. Since we were hoping to find a guide and horses to take us to the Paricutin volcano, this was serendipitous. We paid 350 pesos (approximately $20) per horse plus 350 pesos for the guide...More

1  Thank CWSMuse
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A trip to Paricutin by horses is Angahuan's source of income. Cars are not allowed even though there is a path almost to the bottom of the volcano. Of course, the locals use cars to get around there. They charge a lot of money for...More

Thank viajerothai
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Volcano Paricutin is a fantastic place. It usually ties in with a visit to the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church. I liked the San Juan Parangaricutiro Church much better then the Volcano. Now, I would like to share how to get there (in english for all...More

1  Thank funkypunky92
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be an interesting and also disappointing visit. We hired an indigenous guide, a very experienced old man. It turns out to be a bad day for seeing and climbing the volcano. It's covered in clouds and drizzling. We are the only...More

1  Thank pullmanbruce
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Didn't imagine or look for such a place the ruin of a church half burried by lava rocks, but it was quite interesting to see one, quite special. Wasn't interested in claiming a volcano with no live lava to see so only went to the...More

2  Thank weicreation
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This really impressed me - reminded me of a similar place in New Zealand, spooky but beautiful. Must-see.

Thank Yvonne O
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