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 you took the bus they are waiting at the entrance to the village. How your day works out is really a matter of luck with your horse and guide - they will charge as much as they think they will get away with - anything up to a 1000 pesos for two horses and a guide, but this will be around a seven hour trip if you include the visit to the church engulfed by the lava fields so don´t get mean.The villager´s main source of income was wiped out by the eruptions from 1943 - 1952. If you are used to riding and the sun then my guess is it will still be fairly hard going, if not then slap on plenty of factor 50 and takes lots of water as it is non stop to the volcano and no shade. The scenery is fantastic as the volcano looms into view; the first 20 minutes is pine forest, followed by avocado farms, lava fields and desert like scrub. You always have a view of the surrounding mountains and cinder cones. Paracutin itself is a very large cinder cone and when you arrive there are some shacks selling refreshments and another entrance to access the volcano at a nominal fee. A zigzag path to the top takes about 30 to 45 minutes. The crater has some steaming vents - especially if there was recent rain. You can walk down again or take the easy route by sliding down a cinder path in about 5 minutes when you arrive at the entrance covered in black ash which also fills you shoes. Your guide will collect you and take you on the trip back or via the lava fields to the church.
If like me you are not used to riding and hanging onto a frisky horse then you will pay that evening and the following day - but how often do you get to visit the worlds youngest volcano ?
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