Mombacho, Granada

4.3
Hike to the gaping crater of Mombacho, a dormant volcano offering spectacular views over Lake Nicaragua and Granada. Two trails navigate their way to the summit, one far more challenging the other, with almost constant 45 degree ascents and descents. You can only take this more difficult trail with a guide, but you'll be rewarded for your efforts with views of the dwarf forest. You should, however, consider taking a guide regardless of which trail you choose, as you'll learn more about the geology and wildlife of the reserve. Be sure to stop in the cafe on the volcano and sample the local coffee, and bring sturdy boots and plenty of water for the journey. To visit Mombacho on your trip to Granada, use our Granada journey planner.
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  • It is worth your visit, for contemplating its grandeur, its stunning views and its walking paths.
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  • We did the 6km walk from the entrance to the top, the walk is hard work and very steep. Took us 3 hours with breaks on the way but we saw some nice wildlife, howler and spider monkeys in the trees alo...  more »
  • We were lucky the weather was nice and in a clear day views were great. The bathrooms at the entrance are letting type that’s why 4 stars. Otherwise it is a must do. Good hike, nature and views  more »
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  • Don't miss this place. I admired beautiful views, some monkeys, and enjoyed the rainfores
  • If you are in Granada and you love the nature, you can’t miss this place 🌋 at Mombacho you will admire beautiful views, hear some monkeys, and enjoy the rainforest! Notice that if you are tourist you will pay $20 and locals $8. (Yes I know, a little bit pricey)
  • Excellent outdoor experience. A must if you are visiting Nicaragua. Great photography place. They also offer night trails with experts and lodging. Service truck can take you from the base to the top, alternatively you can hike your way up. The Biological Station is rustic. Meals are limited at the top. If your doing the Puma trails go prepared with plenty of drinks and snacks. Eco style bathrooms. Avoid the raining season. Not infant friendly.
  • This is an absolutely amazing place to visit. Stunningly beautiful, filled with nature. From beautiful huge trees howler monkey's, orchids and butterflies I have found it to very enchanting
  • A beauty the experience, climb and explore the beautiful nature of this natural reserve is extraordinary, fascinated with its beauty and adventure to explore a bit its surroundings. Wanting to visit again!
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