Pacaya is an active volcanoe just an hour and a helf away from Antigua. It was good to get off the bikes and take a mini-van with other tourists. Any coutry in Europe would close the access to such a volcanoe but here they make an attraction out of it. And it is so worth it ! We had a good guide and were able to walk on the lava ! We could have stepped into hot lava if we wanted to. Simply amazing. No a good time to have the laces undone.
The village down the volcanoe and the people living there were going on with their everyday life, kids cutting stuff in the woods, people on those mini-horses they seem to use a lot in guatemala.
It is amazing what Guatemala has to offer.