Sleeping Giants

From Costa Rica to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde to the Galápagos, these are the volcanoes to climb, explore and watch.

SHANEY HUDSON

5 min read

An infinity pool looking out to the Arenal Volcano, San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Shutterstock

An infinity pool looking out to the Arenal Volcano, San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Shutterstock

Arenal Volcano National Park

The Sierra Negra volcano crater on the Galápagos is one of the largest in the world. Photo: Dmitry Saparov

Calderea de Taburiente National Park in the Canary Islands is famed for its amazing views and hiking trails. Photo: Flavio Vallenari

Calderea de Taburiente National Park in the Canary Islands is famed for its amazing views and hiking trails. Photo: Flavio Vallenari

The 'God's finger' rock formation is an imposing sight in front of Mount Teide in the Canary Islands. Photo: Shutterstock

The 'God's finger' rock formation is an imposing sight in front of Mount Teide in the Canary Islands. Photo: Shutterstock

Dual crater eruptions on Pico do Fogo in Cape Verde. The 'Peak of Fire' is one of the most active volcanoes in the Atlantic Ocean.

More than thirty major eruptions have been recorded at Pico do Fogo since the 15th Century. Photo: Shutterstuck

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