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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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  • a volcano dormant but active with its crater and its fumaroles, a breathtaking landscape, a moderately difficult climb in the rocks, pretty violent wind that takes in the "Board" which is a real Board tinkered, unlikely raided and an excellent day! good shoes and water are essential!
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  • It is a low inactive volcano but above one has a fantastic view. And then there's the fun descend into or on the loose vulkaanasse.
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  • Did this very hungover, sick and in serious heat but didn't regret it one bit. Tough to stomach the fact you've to trek all that way for a couple of seconds of a thrill but it's well worth it. Great v...  more »