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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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  • I've been up the trail twice now to the top, and this time we stayed around the base. The park service recently changed the parking rules and you have to leave your vehicle near the ranger station, an...  more »
  • After a walk up Cerro Negro you're rewarded with amazing views. Stop for a few minutes and look at the scenery before it's time to get sandy! Even though you wear protection you'll get sand everywhere...  more »
  • We went in the dry season (10. Of January). It was extremely windy. As a result it was not a pleasant hike, but rather demanding. The views were incredible, almost like a different planet. The sandboa...  more »