With its majestic beauty, the Acatenango region is named after one of the two nearby volcanoes. The altitude of the region reaches as high as 2,000 meters, and strong gusts of wind sweep the sea breeze up from the Pacific Ocean. The area is extremely lush, with densely shaded forests. The Acatenango volcano is inactive, but it is distinct in that it has two peaks.
The Fuego volcano - which means “fire” in Spanish - is constantly erupting, and is noticeable by the clouds of smoke above its peak. The constant eruption in small doses nourishes the sandy soil and makes it perfect for growing coffee.