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“Great trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Mombacho Volcano
Granada, Nicaragua
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Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve Hiking and...
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was one of our best days out in Nicaragua.
Beautiful scenery, wild flowers and a great hiking trail El Puma.

Visited February 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Mouth of Hell?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Well, if this is hell...it is a place well worth visiting. We went during Holy Week and could not do the night time tour that includes bats and cave hiking because it was closed due to the busy week ... that is something I may just have to return to Nicaragua to do! Katia at Nicaragua Adventures and their wonderful guide Ramon made this a day to remember. Only downside...hell indeed involves a little sneezing from breathing in the sulfur!

Visited April 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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“Shakedown”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Sure, it's cool, there's a nice, short hike through the jungle, and good views of the lake, volcano, other volcanoes, Granada. But it's not 'Jesus-Christ-slap-me-in-the-face-that-was-amazing'. My big gripe is that they charge you a $16 entrance fee (which includes mandatory truck transport up a steep road), and then when you get to the top they hit you up again to pay for a mandatory hiking guide. First they said there were a maximum of 5 hikers per guide at $17 per group, and we talked this down to $2 apiece for 10 hikers with one guide for a 90 minute tour. The main trail (Puma Trail), which is the star attraction of the Reserve, is currently closed to entry. So you end up paying for a guided hour and a half hike on top of the exorbitant entrance fee. Of course, this isn't a ton of money, but this isn't exactly an all-day activity, and this is a country where most things don't cost a whole lot. There are a lot more impressive places in Central America at a better value. I think they're really milking the hell out of this one.

Visited April 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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“Walking on cloud 9”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A lovely tour at the top of an active volcano, where at 1150m above seawater, you are up among the clouds. It is quite cool and windy up there, so a pullover would not go amiss. Walk through damp rainforest and then out into open mountainside littered with field orchids and pock marked with vents, which range from mildly warm to scalding hot and sulphurous. From here you can get fantastic views of Granada, the volcanic islets of Granada, the Apoyo lagoon (a crater lake) and the smoking Masaya Volcano. Then down to the coffee plantation where you can have a light meal and a tour and finally back at the bottom where you can do the zip lining and canopy walk. Zip lining was awesome, though for the faint-of-heart you may want to stay away from the superman and upside down flights.

Visited April 2014
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Diriamba, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“nice but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It's a nice place to see but one of the most expensive attractions in Nicaragua. We came there (after a phone call) and their bus to go up has already been full. So, be aware. I personally thinks when they ask for so much money they should offer more transportation up there.

Visited January 2014
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