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Masaya Volcano National Park

Masaya, Nicaragua
+505 2528 1444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once in a lifetime view from the rim of a very active volcano! You can go in the evening for $10 a person for non Nicaraguan nationals, it's a bit expensive but worth it. The crater has an active lava lake at this time which...More

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience. It is impressive to arrive at this huge crater and see lava boiling a few hundred meters down. It is possible to go on your own: we took a chicken bus from Granada (10C) to Masaya center and visited the Artesania market (disappointing),...More

1  Thank Dutilleul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Seeing the lava move in a volcano is amazing! Like others said you have a limited time you can be at the site but it is well worth the trip. The drive up is pretty too so take a moment to enjoy.

1  Thank DianeRenee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not too many places in the world where you can look right down into a live volcano, so if you are in Nicaragua, don't miss this. We went from Granada on a guided day trip. You are only allowed to stay at the...More

1  Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here at night time from Granada to see the lava and it was well worth the drive. You can really smell the sulfur and you get an amazing view of the bright flowing lava just below you, its amazing to be able to experience...More

2  Thank Hayden Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see a volcano up close and personal and masaya is your best bet unless you are a scientist who has access to other live volcano. Please do not prebook this visit, wait until you are at your destination to book...More

3  Thank Michelange M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Volcan Masaya is absolutely amazing. Myself and three friends did a hike to the crater through the National Park and it was stunningly beautiful and really interesting. We had a really good guide who showed us lava tubes and turned off all the lights so...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really an amazing place ont you go there in the evening. Arrive at the entrance at about 16h45 and wait there for 50 minutes that the gate open. The price is 10usd/pers. You thew will drive to the top if the Volcano and will...More

1  Thank p0ulet0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go at night for amazing views of orange lava flowing inside the crater. The fumes are very strong, so not recommended for people with breathing difficulty.

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the experience of a lifetime. To stand on the edge of an active volcano and watch the smoke rise up out of the crater is quite a rush. Look for the birds that live in the crater and use the volcano as protection.

Thank John F
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Will tours be running and will the Park be open on Good Friday - April 14, 2017 during Santa Semana (Holy Week). We were advised by a tour operator that the park might be closed.
March 22, 2017|
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Response from kinfinder | Reviewed this property |
I do not know.
Scott G
Does anyone know if it is possibly to drive your own car up to the volcano park entrance? Is the drive very rough? Do you then have to take a guide/bus from the park entrance to the crater?
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive your own car and you don't need a guide. The ride is pretty smooth but can be long if there is a lot of people. Arrive early if you go in the evening. Just follow all the other cars and you will get there. You... More
Indika K
Who was your tour operator please
February 17, 2017|
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Response from bev s | Reviewed this property |
Abeja tours in Granada.