Cerro Negro Volcano, Leon

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Must see · Volcano · Nature / Park
Trek up Central America's youngest volcano, Cerro Negro Volcano. 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cerro Negro Volcano and many more Leon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Leon trip planner.
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  • On my Day trip to Leon I had sandboarding included. The hike up Cerro negro took about an hour. There are parts that are more difficult to climb - so be in good shape for this activity. The view...  more »
  • We ventured up this volcano as part of a Volcano boarding tour with Volcano Day. To get there you need to take a bumpy dirt road for a couple of km, so not advisable if you are planning to get there.....  more »

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