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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Tours to Mombacho
$81 BOOK WITH VIATOR Volcano Mombacho Adventures Volcano Mombacho Adventures
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$184 BOOK WITH VIATOR Apoyo Lagoon, Masaya & Mombacho Volcanoes Apoyo Lagoon, Masaya & Mombacho Volcanoes
Duration: 8 hours
The 1345m Mombacho volcano dominates the Granada skyline. Responsible for the creation of the Islets of Granada after a massive explosion some 20000 years ago, it still steams and smokes although...
The 1345m Mombacho volcano dominates the Granada skyline. Responsible for the creation of the Islets of Granada after a massive explosion some 20000 years ago, it still steams and smokes although... more »
We really enjoyed walking around this dormant volcano. The views of the valley below are just astonishing! The weather is much cooler up there, and we even saw some spider monkeys!
We really enjoyed walking around this dormant volcano. The views of the valley below are just astonishing! The weather is much cooler up there, and we even saw some spider monkeys! more »
Took the shuttle bus to the top of the Volcano and did the rim trail around the opening. Excellent views of Granada, Granada Islets, Masaya Volcano and Lago Apoyo.
Took the shuttle bus to the top of the Volcano and did the rim trail around the opening. Excellent views of Granada, Granada Islets, Masaya Volcano and Lago Apoyo. more »
As usual prices from the internet are different from reality once on the spot. So in August 2022 prices for foreigners are 5$ for entrance + 2$ for the maintenance of the tracks. That's only if you want to do the easy track, you have two other options where you'll have to pay a compulsory guide. Then you have yo pay an additional 20$ to go up and down. However on their website it was clearly said that the shuttle was 2$ one way (which feels more like a normal price considering it's a 20 mins ride) So...you'll have to pay $27 for a hike that lasts one hour. Not worth it considering it's not the best view around. Locals pay less for the transportation, which is stupid, because it's only transportation and it shouldn't be more expensive for us. I understand for entrance and other fees that locals pay less but here. Any way we just didn't go. Keep going like this and you'll have nobody on your volcano 👍
Very nice place to go. The weather is magnigicient (24°C) you can feel the pure air and also the sulfur in some areas because the volcano it is still active. If you are in good shape you could visit The Puma way. It is a 4 km tour but if you are not in shape, don't go that way, take the regular way which is a 1 km tour.
Amazing place to visit; I recommend a lot this place full of adventure
Rip Off. Ridiculously overpriced. Foreigners pay 5 dollars at the entrance. For each track (3 of them) you pay again. 2 of them require a guide which in English of course is more than in Spanish. Taking a shuttle is 20(!!!) dollars for one person. Have been in Asia and everything from Mexico to Nicaragua but this is the biggest scam of all. Just did the crater trail but nothing special at all. Do yourself and spend this money somewhere else.
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.
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