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Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve

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Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve

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robjustrob wrote a review Mar 2018
Lethbridge, Canada1,683 contributions269 helpful votes
the tourist center at the base is awesome and has great info, but the volcano at the top is lacking in that sort of thing. overall the reserve is pretty remarkable and the volcano pretty amazing. we definitely stayed longer than the recommended time which is the advantage to going on your own and not with a tour bus.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Tammera C wrote a review Mar 2018
The Villages, Florida22 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in Granada for 2 weeks ... this was our favorite activity. Great hikes and views. Worth the entrance fee.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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JUDY J wrote a review Mar 2018
Sedona, Arizona25 contributions1 helpful vote
We took a taxi from our hotel to the entrance of the park then we rode the park's 4 wheel drive truck up the steep mountain road to the Mombacho guide and science center. Our guide Estella was so funny and full of scientific-historical information about the old volcano. We took the 2 hour hike which was very strenuous,( I'm 66) but do-able. Some portions of the path were steeper than 45 degrees, with rope to pull a hiker up. The work to the top was well worth it , we could see the 365 Islets of Granada in the Lago Cocibolca and the Apoyo Lagoon from a clear view. All of these beautiful formations were the result of an explosion of the very Mombacho volcano 20.000 years ago. We could see Granada and the smaller towns like Masaya from afar. Very unforgettable experience ! although the truck ride was $20 it was worth it. We could save our energy for the hike to the top for a better view.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Vacatn-dreamer wrote a review Jan 2018
Portland, Oregon135 contributions10 helpful votes
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A hike on a volcano in a cloud rainforest is an amazing experience. You can walk up a long long long very steep paved road to get there or take a truck up. Mombacho: $22 for entrance & ride to top, at the top $4 for a bracelet to enter Mombacho hikes. You have 3 options: A short 1 hour easy hike good for families & or wanting less active. Or for a longer 2 1/2 hour hike of the short loop & bit of the Puma trail (there are some fairly steep parts where holding onto a rope hand rail is advised or option 3 which is part of the short loop & the whole Puma trail for 3 1/2. Options 2 & 3 require a guide (available at the upper check-in building) which is $17 additional (per group & no more 10 per group) The pictures posted are from the 2 1/2 hr hike. Our guide Kelton Farid Sirias was excellent - very knowledgeable & back at the building he showed us the collected butterflies, insects, spiders & snakes.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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eurasian73 wrote a review Nov 2017
Europe592 contributions69 helpful votes
I did Tigrillo and Crater back to back. It was a nice hike, with only part very steep near the top. I had the guide in Spanish and she was very good. On the Crater portion there were nice monkeys to look at.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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