Volcán Masaya National Park, Masaya

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  • Took a guided night tour of Masaya, and the museum--and English-speaking--guide was included. It was pretty cool, actually, and our guide was hilarious, but also informative. (He also seemed to make s...  more »
  • In this museum on the park, you need to register yourself and you can see the history at the volcano. Not really exciting. We used this location for the toilet
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  • Impressive to see a volcano in activity so closely. I loved it; I notice that the visit is short, because the flow of tourists is big, and the maximum to appreciate the volcanic activity is 15 minutes; so carry ready your camera beforehand to take pictures that can!
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  • The volcano is magnificent. The place not too much. It needs more love and caring. But it is really something to add to your on-the-road places.
  • This is a must see attraction if you are anywhere in Nicaragua. It is worth the time and drive. We were staying near San Juan del Sur and made the drive up for a night tour. I would highly recommend the night visit. We waited in the car line for about 30-45 minutes, but then our batch of cars was ushered to the top. From there, you are on the rim of an active volcano, peering into boiling lava and rising steam. It is crowded, but you almost don’t realize it. Or at least I didn’t, since I was so mesmerized by what I was seeing and experiencing. Visits are brief, around 15 minutes, because according to the rangers it is unhealthy to breathe the air much longer than that.
  • Great night tour! Drove right to the edge of the crater and got amazing pictures of the lava. Have to arrive at 5pm and wait for about an hour for night tour. There's a small museum with clean restrooms and small snack store.
  • They group you as you drive in. I recommend you get there just before 530pm because there is a line. Once you reach the museum, they tell you what time you're going up & you wait to be called. You get 15min to stay at the volcano and take pics. Around 6 to 615 is when the sun starts to set, so get there at the right time because its gorgeous!
  • This is a can't miss stop. They have a small Museum filled with really interesting things. Lots of pictures of time gone by. but most interesting of course, is the volcano. And you can literally go look right down into the mouth of hell. At night time, you can clearly see the lava right below you. This is a spectacular destination.
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