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Know 5 Amazing Volcanoes of Nicaragua

If you feel passion for volcanoes, you will be glad to know that Nicaragua has 26 volcanoes. Keep reading to find out more about 5 of these amazing natural beauties.

 

Cerro Negro Volcano

This incredible volcano has an altitude of 728 meters above sea level. It is located 25 km from Leon City and it is one of the active volcanoes that Nicaragua has, besides it has the title of the younger volcano of Central America being its last eruption in 1999.

The name of this volcano is due to its sand that is completely black.

If you love adventures and feel adrenaline, in the Cerro Negro you can practice an activity call Volcano Boarding that is unique in the world. Reach the crater will take you about an hour and sliding down on a board and enjoy the most is your reward when descending the volcano.

 

Mombacho Volcano

Granada not only attracts tourists for being one of the two colonial cities of Nicaragua, tourists also come to enjoy the Mombacho Volcano located 10 km from the city.

When you have a chance to visit this volcano you could make a refreshing walking along one of several trails and observe some of the 450 species of flora and more than 175 species of fauna that are present in the volcano that it is also a natural reserve classified as Forest of Nebliselva.

You will know the coffee plantations that grown in their skirts, and will enjoy a cup of coffee of excellent quality. In addition to hiking, coffee and diversity of flora and fauna, Mombacho also provides for the most adventurous a unique experience of Ziplining. If you visit Mombacho in the summer season you can probably enjoy the breathtaking view of islets and Lake Nicaragua.

 

Masaya Volcano

It is active and is located in the Masaya Volcano National Park just 20 minutes from Managua. This volcano is one of the most accessible of the world; you can access by bicycle, car or walk to its crater.

The view is amazing! Its crater 500 meters wide and 200 meters deep will leave you speechless. But the excitement will continue and will make your heart beat faster when you see the crater shows columns of gases and there are active fumaroles worth seeing.

 

San Cristobal Volcano

San Cristobal Volcano represents a challenge for those who are increasingly demanding more. Climb up to the top is one of the adventures proposed for many tourists that visit Chinandega.

San Cristobal Volcano, it is an active volcano and is also the highest volcano in Nicaragua, with an altitude of 1,745 meters.
Located in Chichigalpa, Chinandega this volcano is part of the San Cristobal volcanic complex integrated for 5 volcanoes in total.

Maderas Volcano

It is another natural wonder that Nicaragua has. Maderas is one of the two volcanoes located on Ometepe Island, the only island in the world with two volcanoes in the middle of freshwater lake.

Maderas is a dormant volcano and has a height of nearly 1,400 meters. In the route to the top of this majestic, you can enjoy waterfalls of fresh water and see petroglyphs that show how the first inhabitants of the island used to live.

There is a lagoon in the crater of this volcano, a wooded landscape and an fantastic view that will take your breath away.

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