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Northeast Of Leon 25 km, Leon, Nicaragua
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Volcano boarding outside of Leon Nicaragua is a must for anyone that like adrenelene junky sports. It takes about 1hour to get to the active volcano through some great country. Then the journey begins by strapping your board to your back and climbing up the...More

26  Thank scotty99
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a highly dangerous activity, bigfoot are well renowned for this but why, I have no idea as nearly everyone I met have hurt themselves very bad. Including spending time in hospital, broken backs and bones coming out the skin, cut open heads and...More

12  Thank Lulu-Jelly J
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

After a long hike up the volcano with numerous looking points you can sleigh down the most active volcano in the world. They have people who you can pay to carry your sled (it does weigh about 15 lbs). At the end you get a...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The volcano itself is cool add boarding down it and it is a not to be missed attraction. Just at the parking lot is two craters from a eruption in 95'. A moderate hike a little ways and you arrive at the main crater. At...More

Thank Eric F
Reviewed August 28, 2018

the place is a natural beauty , the hike is nice not too hard . try to get there for sunset your pictures will be amazing

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you like adventure, this is a mandatory place for you! Best experience of my life, totally different of everything you'r going to experience in all your entire life time!

Thank Fleepa C
Reviewed July 26, 2018

If you're visiting Nicaragua be sure to go Volcano Boarding. Nicaragua is one of the only countries in the world where you can do this down a live volcano. Best place to stay is Leon for this as the company, Quetzaltrekkers which I used to...More

Thank MikalyasKarel65
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The climb up Cerro Negro is physically challenging, and we went right up the face of the mountain, just straight up the gravel, which took about an hour. One step forward is two steps sliding back, and the sun is relentless. But if you can...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Rode for about an hour with a tour company with 6 other travelers and my gf. Hiked for about 45 minutes to the top of the mountain. Was able to dig our hands into the ash at the top of the mountain to see it...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed May 11, 2018

This was fantastic! I had booked a group trip and all communications prior to my visit were excellent. The trip itself is so worthwhile. It's a bumpy 1 hour ride from Leon to the volcano, but this affords you the opportunity to meet and get...More

Thank Bazerelli
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Although I am quite afraid of heights and the climb was a huge challenge to overcome, it was worth it! The sand boarding down is an experience to be had! Michelle was our guide and very supportive, encouraging and made this experience even better!

Thank Jasmine B
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A short drive from Leon along dusty tracks takes you to the base of Cerro Negro volcano. After scrabbling over the volcanic debris at the base its a relatively easy climb up the volcano and around the edge of the caldera to the top. You...More

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April 22, 2018|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
I saw plenty of people going up and down with their kids -- maybe ages six or eight. They sat on the boards with their parents going down. I'd 100% recommend you pay the few bucks to have the local carry the kids' boards up... More
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March 23, 2018|
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Response from Alison P | Reviewed this property |
we used Tierra Tours in Leon but they were contracted by Oro Travel in Granada who helped us arrange our trip
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Response from Julian B | Reviewed this property |
yeah, Leon is worth a night and i think any tour company there will take a single in their group...