Tag: Popocatépetl


Popocatépetl Popocatepetl, often referred to as El Popo, is an active stratovolcano located in the states of Puebla and Morelos, in Central Mexico. It is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes, with 15 major eruptions recorded in history. The name Popocatepetl is derived from the Nahuatl words popōca ‘it smokes’ and tepētl ‘mountain’, thus translating …

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Iztaccíhuatl: The Peak of Mexican Ecstasy & Heartbreak

Standing proudly at 17,160 feet (5,230 m), Iztaccíhuatl boasts the third highest peak in Mexico. Like some of the largest mountains in Mexico, such as Popocatépetl and La Malinche, Iztaccíhuatl is a volcano (now extinct) in the center of the country. It is one of the few remaining mountains in Mexico to have a peak …

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Popocatépetl – Central Mexico’s Smoking Mountain

About two hours outside of Mexico City, in the state of Puebla, towers Popocatépetl, the second-highest peak in Mexico at an elevation of 17,880 feet (5,450 m). Popocatépetl, a volcano locally known as “el Popo,” spends part of the year with a snow-covered peak. With more than 25 million people living within a 62-mile (100 …

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