Chicabal Lake Volcano is an easy walk to moderate noon reaching a beautiful crater lake . We left at 7:00 am and drive an hour's drive to the trailhead . From there it takes about 1 hour and a half to climb to the summit at 2,900 meters where there is a viewpoint at Santa Maria and Santiaguito volcano . From the top there is a steep for twenty minutes until the crater lake . The lake is surrounded by cloud forest and is a sacred site for the local population Maya - Mam . Often there are religious ceremonies that take place around the lake.