Concepcion Volcano, Isla de Ometepe
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Attempt to scale the majestic heights of Concepcion Volcano, a powerful presence on the Nicaraguan skyline with an elevation of 1610 m (5282 ft). Set off on the gruelling trail through a biodiverse environment, starting in deep jungle and muddy farmland before climbing toward a steep, sparse landscape with rocks and debris becoming more frequent as you get closer to the volcano's rim. Toward the summit, you will encounter strong, cold winds, and if you’re lucky, glimpse panoramic views stretching from the Pacific coast of Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. More often than not, thick cloud conceals this view. However, the sight of the volcano’s vast mouth and its almighty power makes the hike worthwhile, no matter the weather. Be prepared for an extremely difficult climb, bring water and appropriate footwear, and consider hiring a guide to help you. With our international travel planner, Isla de Ometepe attractions like Concepcion Volcano can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Challenging hike, and depending on the weather, the views can be limited due to fog. Hike starts with forest then opens up near the halfway point where it is very dry with rocks. Definitely recommend ...  more »
  • We met David while staying at hospedaje central in Moygalpa (the best place to stay!) He is the best tourguide you will find on the Island! Friendly and you know you will have a laugh and learn a lot!...  more »
  • Clouds are usually present over the top of the volcano making for some interesting pictures. You can get many views of the volcano from just about anywhere on the Isla.