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Volcan cerro negro, Leon

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Go to the Black Hill and practicing SandBoarding just great, I recommend it 100% please do not refrain from doing so if you have the opportunity.
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  • The Cerro Negro is in my opinion super "Beginners volcano". The rise does not take a long time (approximately 30 minutes, without photo breaks), but it is difficult for people with walking difficulties due to debris and partly loose soil. We have made the descent on foot (much faster than the rise). While walking down a relatively steep slope with quick steps, but easy to deal with. However here necessarily footwear is necessary, since one ankle-deep sinks into small stones to the part (tip shoes is recommended after the descent). All in all was super nice views. The contrast between the black earth and the Green flourishing environment has something special. The volcano itself is however not very large, good to get started!
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  • Don't even just go for the volcano boarding, the views are stunning!! Highly recommend going with Quetzal Trekkers - they cost the same as the rest of town except 30% of their profit goes to local cha...  read more »
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