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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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  • Some may argue that volcano surfing is a bit pricey, but to me it was worth the few seconds of adrenaline rush. Even if you're not interested in this activity, this place is still a must visit. How of...  more »
  • We went with Quetzal trekkers. I must admit the ride over was somewhat uncomfortable due to the number of people squeezed into the truck. The hike was tough for some people because you have to carry y...  more »
  • This was a fascinating experience and our Tierra Tours guide, Danny spoke very good English and he explained a lot about the Flora and Fauna and history of the area and the various eruptions of all th...  more »