Volcan Maderas, Isla de Ometepe

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Volcano Nature / Park
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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  • Start in Balgue the path to the right, well marked. We drove our scooter up to a house to the right and gave the family c$40 as a thankyou for looking after our scooter. Take 2nd helmets with you no m...  more »
  • The hike up Maderas is pretty tough but it is worth it as you zig zag up the volcano through some pretty amazing jungle but for me the lake at the top was a bit of a disappointment and I didn't get in...  more »
  • Hiked the Volcan Maderas with my friend. Started the climb early in the morning around 8. The path leading to it is easy to find plus you must have a guide. We heard and read from numerous sources tha...  more »