Paricutin Volcano

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Where is Paricutin Volcano?

In Mexico, the Paricutin Volcano is one of the volcanoes that people witnessed information in 1943. The shape is known as cinder cones, and the peak is 3480 meters high (11, 420 ft.). (11, 420 ft.). The eruption style was considered explosive, and between 1943-52 was the last reported eruption.

In the volcanic field of Michoacao-Guanajuato in Mexico, Paricuto and another active storm, Jorullo, are two of 1400 + winds found. Almost 1000 winds remain active in the volcanic area.

A brief intro

The latest Volcán Paricutín (2800 meters) maybe 80 years old, but a highlight of your trip through this part of Mexico is your clambering in the volcanic scree slopes up to its height and looking out over dark, village-sized lava fields. The final climb is still a step away, although you can trek to it on horseback or foot. Prepare for a long but fun day, whatever you choose.
Paricutin Volcano
Over the nine years of activity, about 4000 farmers’ animals were killed by volcanic ash, and about 5,000 horses were killed. People were also affected by ash dispersion and led to respiratory problems. The eruption altered the local environment and changed many species’ life cycles. The life of plants and animals was moderately restored when the volcanic activity ended.

How to get there?

This trip is usually and relatively quickly done as a day trip from Uruapan in Michoacán State west of Mexico City. The closest village on the main road is Angahuan. Take the road for 45-60 minutes by car to Los Reyes. The town is on the left. The bus stop is covered, and the volcano is signposted. From Central, Camionera takes the route for Paraíso by bus. The journey costs between 20 and 30 pesos for one hour. It is confirmed that the last bus back is at 21:00.

You have three options:

1) Plan to take a horseback trip to the volcano base
2) Find a tourist office and see what you are saying as your choice (locked up when I was there).
3) Walk to the visitor center for about 30 minutes, where you can easily see the volcano and grounds.

From where to start?

It is recommended to start your trip from Uruapan. Ideally, you should have a look at the first lovely scenery from Visitor Center early in the morning.

Secondly, take a horse tour and see the church and the volcano. Usually, visits to the church are still included. Even as you have to skirt around the lava flows on horseback, you see the other side of the volcano and a little more of the field and the farmland. On the way back, lighting on the volcano should work in your favor instead of against you.

Things to do in Paricutin Volcano

• Paricutin Crater

Paricutin Volcano
This is something fascinating to do. You can pass many hot areas with steam coming out, but it’s a volcano that is extinct. You can go down to the base of the crater; you can take a road. If the volcano is extinct, why does it boil down as you walk down the crater? If you think about yourself? You can also walk along the crater’s edge.

• Visit San Juan Church and Village

On the way back to Angahuan village, there is an impressive pause. You will rest at the ruins of the church and town of San Juan Parangaricutiro. Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro was destroyed during the 9-year volcanic eruption from 1943 to 1952. The only building visible over the lava is the chapel. The church has survived the eruption quite fittingly. You are free to walk around the old town that is now lava, so photography is excellent.

Make sure to add this amazing destination to your travel bucket list and spend sometime enjoying the outstanding beauty of Paricutin Volcano! We hope to bring out many more travelling destinations which will keep you inspired in the future! So stay tuned with us ! Don’t forget to comment the places you find fun to travel..

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