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Cerro Negro Volcano

Northeast Of Leon 25 km, Leon, Nicaragua
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Cerro Negro and Volcano Sand Boarding from León
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Corinto Shore Excursion: Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding Tour
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“cerro negro” (121 reviews)
“your feet” (32 reviews)
Northeast Of Leon 25 km, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and the volcano bording is a lot of fun! We did it with Quetzaltrekkers, which give you the chance to do the bord twice! A must do for sure!

Thank מעיין כ
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Prepare yourself physically and mentally for navigating the loose-rock, uphill trail to the top. It's relatively short but also relatively steep. Lots of opportunities to stop and rest if needed, and take in the amazing views all around. The volcano itself was impressive to see...More

2  Thank Christa B
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The third volcano we visited in five days, it's distinction is the volcano boarding. Walk up is around one hour, and is not difficult, you can see fumes from the crater but not much else (for crater sighting, go to masaya at night), and going...More

Thank Cesar M
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Its a must... end of... i did it with bigfoot hostel, and got a good amount of people. Drive to the volcano is about 45min. The tour with bigfoot costs about 800 cordoba (20-25USD). You get a beer, a mojoto and a free tank top....More

3  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Don't even just go for the volcano boarding, the views are stunning!! Highly recommend going with Quetzal Trekkers - they cost the same as the rest of town except 30% of their profit goes to local charities

1  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Let me start by saying I'm 63 and not in great shape and I made it to the top-not without difficulty, but nothing serious. the climb is a challenge, but take your time and rest and drink water and most of you will be fine....More

2  Thank Lonnelda M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

hike up was amazing, slide down was a blast. Highly recommend this. One word of advice, keep your mouth shut on the way down or else you will get a mouth full of dust!

Thank Mabbott6
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is the only active volcano you can sled down, how can you pass that up?! I guess if you're easily scared and afraid of heights you may want to skip it. Be sure you're able to walk the hour hike and can carry approximately...More

Thank Lellyonthego
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not far away from Leon, Cerro Negro is a very good option for a half day excursion (book from Leon, ask in your hotel/hostel). Bring good shoes and water. You will love the great views and the "volcano feeling".

Thank BernieEastwood
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Super trip Volcano Boarding. Absolutely stunning views, take your camera. I thought this was great value at approx. $31. Pile in a big truck with loads of new people. Hike up the volcano takes about an hour. Dare not to brake on the way down...More

Thank Jamie F
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Lisa L
I saw a YouTube video of the non sledding hike and it looked like people were crawling up the volcano because it was so steep. Is that accurate? I am overweight and out of shape, but plan to conquer the hike.
10 April 2017|
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Response from jandm9002 | Reviewed this property |
They must have been going the wrong way. The hike is moderate, the guides take breaks every 15 minutes or so and tell you a little about the surrounding area so that people can catch their breath. It is windy up there and... More
Cherisse H
Is the hike up the volcano intimidating? Im a bit afraid of not heights, but steep drops. Would this be an issue?
23 March 2017|
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Response from jandm9002 | Reviewed this property |
It is a well used trail very safe but some loose rocks. The guides are excellent, stopping frequently to allow everyone to go at a reasonable pace. When you initially get to the top the area that you slide on looks... More
what is yr age and physical condition I'm 55 and average health Peter
5 February 2017|
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Response from Edgar H | Reviewed this property |
There's a 45 minute hike up the mountain. It's windy and a little slippery at times. If you can handle it then it should be no problem.