The outside of the world’s smallest volcano.
In a day of contrasts, we visited the world’s smallest volcano and the world’s largest pyramid all in one day.
The tiny Cuexcomate volcano is in Cholula, a small town outside of Puebla city. It is primarily a geyser offshoot in the ridge that holds the much larger Popacateketl Volcano that dominates the Puebla horizon. The whole region is full of volcanoes.
Inside the mouth of the volcano, a convenient staircase for climbing inside.
The volcano mouth showing volcanic layers and much erosion.
Closeup view of the wall inside the mouth of the volcano.
At the bottom, a viewing platform has been built above the water level.
In the dry season, as it is in November when we visited, the water is circulated by a pump. Goldfish and koi have been added to the water, too.
Climbing out of the baby volcano is just as easy as climbing in.