Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

4.6
#2 of 12 in Parks in Rivas Department
Attempt to scale the majestic heights of Volcan Concepcion, 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 Volcan Concepcion 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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  • August 15, 2017
    I found this extremely difficult - it's at least 4 hours up and nearly the same down - the last hour and a half is almost vertical and I think it's bordering on climbing rather than hiking - there are...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Not underestimate the climb, he is very very heavy and really only do it if you are in good condition, suitable shoes and have the right equipment with you. The first part is by the tropical dry forest and then you arrive at the more dangerous and more difficult. It is to do when you are fit and good shoes. When it rains or when it's cold you should not do, you come even though we had good clothes to total soaked up and will still need back by the wind. The view is perfect as it is clear but between the clouds you see nothing unfortunately.
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  • June 19, 2017
    This is an incredibly scenic hike with an amazing view on top! Even on a cloudy day, this is still a great hike because the terrain constantly changes. We were lucky and got rewarded with a view when ...  more »

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