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Last eruption of Paricutin volcano, is a tourist atraction now!

Born out of a corn field on 1943, Paricutin volcano was active for about ten years. When the lava... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2014
Amazing Volcano eruption result

If you are looking for a unique place, far from the traditional beaches or common forests; this is... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2014
Sergio H
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.
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Reviewed September 23, 2014

Born out of a corn field on 1943, Paricutin volcano was active for about ten years. When the lava was about to destroy the farming town nearby, people were evacuated by the mexican army. Due to the earthquakes, one of the bell towers of the...More

Date of experience: February 2014
12  Thank Alfredo-Tourguide
Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are looking for a unique place, far from the traditional beaches or common forests; this is an option for you. The amazing result of the youngest volcano eruption in Mexico will transport yourself and your imagination to the moment that event happened. The...More

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank Sergio H
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice trip with a kind guide to the vulcano. However, one of our horses was not trained appropriately and was not very calm when it started raining (consider asking for the age of the horse, olders horses typically have more experience). Furthermore,...More

3  Thank KoenBressers
Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was a high lite of our trip. The ruins are beyond anything we have seen. The church is very old, and is still quite stunning. From the city of uruapan we took a bus to anaguhan village. I cannot remember the correct spelling. The...More

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank NewMexicoScraps
Reviewed December 31, 2013

First time I visited Paricutin village that was covered by a volcano I was a 15 year old geology enthusiastic. There was no real way of getting there except on horseback. I went back again 23 years later and things have changed. We drove to...More

Date of experience: November 2013
4  Thank nyc100
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I visited Parcutin' with my adult son and friends. We secured horses from a friendly and efficient go-between who spoke Spanish. The 4.5 hour trip took us through the fields, to an area to climb and take in the views. We then rode to the...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Jamy G
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Definitely a must-do You can contact a tour from the hotel or "CAT" office located across the street from the plaza. Typical price to the ruins is 500 pesos/person. If you wish to ride horses for the final leg of the trip it's an additional...More

Date of experience: November 2013
4  Thank kjkjkj2013
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Unlike other reviews here, if you have been traveling around Mexico for a while you can get a good idea of how much to pay a guide for a day tour of anything. I don't think I paid any more than 250 pesos for the...More

Date of experience: December 2012
5  Thank Kolinstravels
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We almost didn't go because of negative security reports for the state of Michoacan but we are so glad to have not listened to all that hype! We drove from Guad to Morelia to Patzcuaro to Uruapan to Angahuan, where the Volcano is located. Felt...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Laura F
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We did the big tour (8 hours) on horse. The price was 500 pesos and I know that it would have be easy to bargain it but 500 pesos = 40US for an horse, a guide for a long and a hot day was very...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank Ghistos
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The whole loop takes around 7 hours.
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