My wife and I visited Masaya Volcano in September 2013. Our intent was to go at night and see the lava. We are probably the only two dweebs in the world to try three nights in a row and never even entered the park. It was the rainy season. It rained two of the nights and that stops any attempt to see the lava. The other night were buying our tickets to get into the park and they closed the gate and asked us to leave as they thought the volcano was erupting a little to much. We did drive into the park one afternoon and got to walk up to the top and look into the crater. A lot of smoke and noise. The view of the crater was good and the view of the lake was nice. You can only see the red lava when it is dark. We will try again if we get back to Granada. Try it. To my knowledge this is one of the few places in the world where you can actually view the red lava.
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