Volcanoes; Santa Mar�a Volcano, at an altitude of 12,448 feet above sea level, offers one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, the valley of Quetzaltenango and the rest of the volcanic chain. From the top can be seen Santiguito Volcano, al 8,200 feet, which is active. A three-and-a-half hour walk gets you to the top of Santa Mar�a from the village of Llanos del Pinal, near Quetzaltenango.