Telica Volcano, Leon

4.6
#9 of 23 in Nature in Nicaragua
Hike to the top of the active Telica Volcano, and marvel at bubbling magma within its huge crater. The relatively strenuous route to the top leads to rewarding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and other nearby volcanoes. Peer into the giant crater to see the red-hot magma deep below. Head up just before sunset, sit and watch the sun go down, and enjoy the glowing magma that becomes even more impressive after dark. Pack a flashlight for your journey back down, or make sure your guide can provide one. Plan to visit Telica Volcano during your Leon vacation using our convenient Leon trip site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    We went without a guide to go at our own pace without having to wait for the others and also to pay less, we're pleased to have done so. Departure from puente the quismera and then follow the maps.me trail, nothing more simple. The trail is well indicated by arrows on rocks. However, this hike is not recommended for people in poor physical condition, we have a lot sweat and we are used to walk. Count 3:30 the rise in is alouant of time for looking for the famous motmot and look at biodiversity then 2:45 downhill. At the top, no one to spoil the view, we could see the lava inside the crater, which is absolutely not man-made, so don't go too close to the edge.
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  • September 21, 2017
    She did good. Its hard to have a bad review for a natural wonder. Still active today, that's interesting.  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    Great view, awesome crater, you can see the lava inside and this volcano rumbles. Possibility to go from San Jacinto, 3 hour walk through the rainforest, to organize since Leon because there is no agency on the spot. Alternatively, 4 * 4 only (I tried the car low, impossible!), there is a path that starts on the right after a bridge on the road leading from the city of Télica to Chinandega: possibility to arrive above the forest floor, we walk so 45 minutes on the slag and the volcanics to reach the Summit. Leon, you can camp out at the top, it is really worth!
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