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Volcan cerro negro, Leon
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Trek up Central America's youngest volcano, Volcan cerro negro. Born in 1850, the volcano has erupted frequently over the decades since it first appeared, but tour groups run hikes up towards the crater during times of inactivity. The basalt cinder cone looks entirely at odds with the surrounding lush hillsides, giving the opportunity for dramatic photography. Make sure you bring lots of water on your hike up the volcano: it's hot, dry, and windy the farther you go on the 45-minute hike. The way down remains much simpler, whether you wish to walk or sled down the volcano. Using our world travel planner, Leon attractions like Volcan cerro negro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • So Good !! I have à lot of fun . If you age in Léon you must do it ! In first you have à nice walk with à fantastic view point . And after straight down with tout board ! 
  • There are several tour companies that offer visits to this active volcano. The ascent to the crater of the volcano with its fumaroles median grade is high, but that if transformed into an interesting and scenic trekking, even though some may have difficulties in transporting the equipment to conciste to a backpack with protective clothing, gloves and glasses and the essential and very important Board and water. Take plenty of water, for the main attraction of the site. The rise is largely compensated by enjoying views from the base to the top, where it is simply magnificent. An almost infinite horizon of beauty. We walk along the rim of gravel of the volcano, we approach of several fumaroles inside the Summit to feel closer to the volcano and we remember that he "lives". The tour of the crater is almost Martian, until we get to the "output". And what is "out"? Nothing less than wear the protective suits, gloves, put my glasses on, hear a brief explanation and sit your butt the plank and slide downhill. Hard? Not so much. Intimidating? Of course, for those with no experience and runs into a descent of gravel with a brutal slope. Is it worth it? Without doubt, even being a zero the adrenaline kicks to unimaginable levels. There are several levels of descent. For experienced people, it's great to enjoy the stunning speeds up downhill. It's good to see some professionals and to feel shame when they fail the descent, have even a chance, unless you make the climb again. Is it not time lost, but it would be too tiring. For people with little experience, the escarpment is the same, but you can almost go down the speed of snail, what you say is not very interesting, but each one does as you can and even without experience can achieve a speed that no judge can. Who don't even get and feel really intimidated with the panorama, you can return by your feet, by rail made by slope of gravel of the volcano. Almost nobody does. What do you expect? Put your adrenaline running high and try this exciting adventure.
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  • It's an experience to do before leaving simple Leon but something unprecedented, really funny, just the ascent a little hard but cool, if you're ready to finish with black everywhere!
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