Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, Granada

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Hike to the gaping crater of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, 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 Volcano National Preserve on your trip to Granada, use our Granada journey planner.
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  • Volcanoes are such creative, as well as destructive, forces of nature. Mombacho is not an extinct volcano although it has been a long time since the last eruption occurred in 1570. On our day trip to ...  more »
  • We made canopy with a group of 6 people, made us discount for starters. The cruise was fun with the boys, at the same time very safe. They were always willing to help and explain things in the area. I recommend
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  • If you're in Granada, you won't want to miss Volcan Mombacho. Whether you want to swim, kayak, standup paddle board, or just enjoy a drink and soak up the beautiful scenery, this is well worth a visit...  more »
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  • I was scared on the way up, very steep to get there. So beautiful once you get there. The path of the excursion is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Friendly staff
  • Great, great trail to hike here. Some people took a bus... if one has the stamina it is worth it. At the top there is even more trails and natural gases arising out of the ground.
  • This is a dormant volcano so no steam or lava. The peak is often in the clouds and a chilly and breezy 60 degrees F. It offers awesome hiking (slippery steps) and breathtaking views that overlook Grenada and the lake. One of my favorite parts of this is the ride up and down with the crazy steep roads.
  • There are definitely stunning views of granada lake and Volcan Masaya and the jungle walk is so green and lush! I walked crater 1 which was low difficulty. I would love to take on the puma trail the next time I visit, which is a 4 hour hike to the summit! Life goals :)
  • I enjoyed the Mombacho tour but it was very cloudy on the day we went so there wasn’t much to see. Our guide was very personable and taught us lots but he was unable to prevent my husband from falling through a bridge when a board broke! They also did nothing about his very seriously injured legs and didn’t even follow up to see if he was ok. He went to hospital for X-ray and stitches and antibiotics with a driver arranged by the host of our lodge but nothing was offered from the tour company. Others we met in our travels also had boards break underfoot and felt it was not well maintained. Keep kids close and walk with care. Great views of caution is exercised.
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