Due to its natural richness, Pico de Orizaba – or the Citlaltépetl – is part of a protected area shared by Veracruz and Puebla, in southeastern Mexico.
At 5640 m, it is the highest point in the country, and the third mountain in North America. It’s not necessary to be a professional mountaineer to reach its summit. You just need a good physical condition and, of course, a certified local guide by your side.
Pico de Orizaba is a volcano with an almost symmetrical conical shape and an elliptical crater around 480 meters in diameter. The surface of the crater is 154,830 m2 and its depth is 300 meters. It is the only volcano in the world that has frozen lava inside it.
Temperate and semi-cold with fresh long summers, and with rains both in summer and winter.
Spanish, and because of its proximity to the USA, most also speak English.
Mexican Peso, but they usually accept American Dollar as well.
You can get to Mexico City by plane from anywhere in the world and from there, take a bus to the city of Orizaba. You can also fly to the Veracruz airport. Once there, rent a car and drive about 3 hours on very well maintained roads that will take you to the park entrance.
For mountain climbing trips, from the end of February to mid-May.
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