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Volcan cerro negro, Leon

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Volcano Nature / Park
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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  • My 12 year old son and I hiked the volcano. It was so much fun and definitely a little bit challenging! We are not hikers and weren't wearing the right shoes but found the hike very enjoyable and a bi...  more »
  • If you stay in Leon or nearby and want to do something very nice, you absolutely have to do this. From the beginning when your guide comes pick you up at your hotel until the cold beer that you will h...  more »
  • Volcano boarding is one of the things that you need to do when in Leon. I booked it through Nica Time as it was the cheapest one I could find as I didn't want to pay extra through the hostel just to s...  more »