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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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  • It was a nice, comfortable short trek to the top and then a great ride down. The tour company provided all the accessories that we needed to do the slide down the volcano. Took me a bit to figure out ...  more »
  • I booked my sand-boarding at Cerro Negro with Nica Time. It cost 21 $ for the tour plus 5 $ that you pay at the entrance to the park. For once I felt I found something not overpriced in Central Americ...  more »
  • 1:30 rise before an unforgettable descent on the volcanic sand. Guaranteed thrill! Very accessible to do absolutely
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