Volcan Maderas, Isla de Ometepe

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Despite being the smaller of two volcanoes that make up the island of Ometepe, Volcan Maderas 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 Volcan Maderas 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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  • Hiking little technical and rather fast if you're used to walking. On the other hand, it is strongly recommended to have real shoes from market, part of this is done in the mud and this can be disconcerting to some. We have a day where there was fog... No point of view at the top and high humidity. No visibility on the Lake at the bottom of the crater. The weather often breaks at the beginning of afternoon. The ideal must be a Summit finish around 1 pm... The path is widely common, which must be able to make the hike alone, but a good guide can be useful to give further explanation.
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  • I took the walk starting from El Zopilote. I must admit that I was not that prepared and physically it required a lot of effort but in the end I really enjoyed, it was great exercise and the views wer...  more »
  • We have promised an easy hike with an exceptional view, unfortunately with the humidity the path st really very difficult, 3 h to mount, 4: 00 to go down. And what a disappointment, no view once at the top, too much cloud and it's very cold there.
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