Forza Horizon 5 Volcano Location and Baja Expedition Guide

Make your way back to the La Gran Caldera.

The volcano in Forza Horizon 5 is located in the western portion of Mexico, known as La Gran Caldera. The location should be easily spotted on the map as a large crater with winding roads that lead up to a body of water.

The volcano is one of the biggest landmarks in Forza Horizon 5, and this was one of the spectacular scenes that greeted players during the game’s intro. The La Gran Caldera is a bit difficult to miss but this inactive volcano can be dwarfed by the huge map of Mexico. Here is where you find it.

Forza Horizon 5 Where To Find The Volcano

La Gran Caldera Location
La Gran Caldera’s location on the map

The La Gran Caldera is located west of the map, in the Baja region. The volcano is pretty much that entire area. If you can make it to the top, the view is breath taking. In order to unlock that region you have to purchase a Horizon Adventure from the menu first.

How to Unlock the La Gran Caldera

There are a couple of steps to unlock the Volcano in Forza Horizon 5. Here is how you do it. You can follow our step-by-step process to unlock it as fast as you can.

La Gran Caldera

Earn Enough Accolades

Before you can proceed with the next step, you need to first start getting some accolade points. You’re going to need these to unlock the Horizon Baja Cross Country Racing.

You can earn accolade points by pretty doing anything in the game: winning races, making PR stunts, and etc. Once you have enough, you’re ready to make your purchase. Just head into the menu and buy Horizon Baja Cross Country Racing.

Buy the Horizon Baja Cross Country Racing

From the menu, buy the Horizon Baja Cross Country Racing. This will unlock a few missions for you to do. These story missions introduces you to the area surrounding the volcano.

Get Baja Expedition: Explore Active Volcano

After buying the Horizon Baja Cross Country Racing, get the Baja Expedition – Explore Active Volcano which will task you to go all the way to the top of the volcano. Finish that mission and you’ve officially unlocked the La Gran Caldera which will also unlock new missions for you to do in the Baja Region.

How to Find the Volcanologist Suit, Seismometer, and Hot Spring Lake Sample

Some of the optional objectives in Forza Horizon 5 can also be completed during the Baja Expedition. Dress up as a volcanologist, and the play the mission where you’ll need to find a seismometer, and collect a hot spring sample in order to complete the tasks for optional accolades.

To complete these tasks you’re going to have to:

  • Hot Spring Lake Sample – can be found by driving through the small lake near the east side of the volcano where you can start the objectives. Finding the hot spring lake samples unlocks the barn find location for a 1967 Ford Racing Escort RS 1600 MK1.
  • Volcanologist Suit – there are buildings towards the far east of the volcano. Drive to them and press the button prompt which will make you put on the suit.
  • Seismometer – on the west side of the volcano is the large lake, go there next to the bank of it and you’ll get a button prompt to place the seismometer.
Volcanologist Suit (Legendary) - Forza Horizon 5
Volcanologist Suit (Legendary)

How to Smash Steam Vents

Unlike the optional accolades above for the Baja Expedition, the steam vents have no real predestined location. You simply have to look around the volcano and drive through the steam erupting from a small rock pile. The mission is to smash 5 steam vents to release geothermal energy. This will cross the objectives off your list.

Steam vents

Now you’ve officially found the La Gran Caldera.

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