Maderas Volcano, Isla de Ometepe
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Despite being the smaller of two volcanoes that make up the island of Ometepe, Maderas Volcano presents a challenging yet rewarding trek. You will need a guide to climb the volcano, no matter what your fitness level, as there are a confusing number of paths at the top. Along the way, the trail can turn muddy even during the dry season, so wear sturdy hiking shoes. Experience one of the few cloud forests, a place where rich plant and wildlife flourish in high levels of humidity. Once at the top, descend into the crater where a cold lagoon is often covered by mist. To visit Maderas Volcano on your holiday in Isla de Ometepe, and find out what else Isla de Ometepe has to offer, use our Isla de Ometepe tour planner.
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  • ATTENTION. It's a huge slide! The return is very tedious and without falling almost impossible. The climb itself is very fun even if it requires much. We have seen many animals hnd much about the wildlife experience. Unfortunately we had very much fog in the crater lake and therefore not much seen, Olivia is it worth definitely.
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  • The views from the mirador are spectacular. And from the top I guess that too, but I could not enjoy it since it was cloudy. The last part is more difficult because of mud and mud of the road. Performs it solo, with the help of a gps and no problem.
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  • Climbing this volcano is a phenomenal experience, but it is only for the very physically fit. It is truly a once-in a lifetime feeling the climb the rugged and arduous path and see the orchids and mon...  more »