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Cerro Negro Volcano
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Cerro Negro and Volcano Sand Boarding from León
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$66.25*
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Cerro Negro Volcano Sandboarding Tour from Managua
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$75.00*
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Private Cerro Negro Volcano Sandboarding Tour
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Leon
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

We all (husband & I and two middle school boys) loved the area and the hike up. The sandboarding was fun but so quick - the height of the experience was really being in the area and the easy hike. Incredibly windy at the top!

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Interesting place...something different to see...be careful with the heat and intense sun...bring sunglasses and sunscreens...dont forget to bring your water ...

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The climb up seems impossible, the descent even more so. But actually well worth doing. Get yourself a minbus there and have a great few hours. Not recommended if you suffer vertigo or any sort of mobility issues. The walk up starts gentle but then there is a 10 minute scramble and a walk round the rim. The volcano last erupted in 1992 if I remember rightly. So the vegetation hasn't grown back yet and so it's just hunks of black lava. Coming down, the route is via a near vertical (well it felt like it) mix of scree and sand. Safe, but your brain will be telling you it's not as it just looks so scary looking down the vertical drop. Good walking shoes/boots a must. As is insect repellant (we went in December) as there are some blood sucking nasties. But overall you will love the experience.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

First off, you will need a guide or a service to get you there. The way there is not signed well and you could end up backtracking quite often (although,if you keep heading towards the black volcano you will get there eventually). This is not a leisurely walk in a garden. If you are overweight or have respiratory conditions I do not recommend this trip. It takes a good 40 minutes to reach the summit ( and for us old folks, an hour ). But believe me, the views and the experience are memorable. You do have complete control of your speed down the volcano so don't fear that aspect and most tour companies will supply you with elbow,and knee pads along with a jumpsuit to protect your clothes .Take plenty of water with you. You'll need it for the climb up and to rinse your mouth out at the bottom if your like me and couldn't stop smiling the whole way down. We used the tour company Mas Adventres, 100% Nicas owned and operated. I will talk more about them under tour companies.

1  Thank narimasu70
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

I went to this Volcano two times! First time we walked up and ran down, the second time we walked up, and used a board down! So much fun, but a little bit scary to! The trip is amazing, and since its a active volcano it makes it a little bit more exiting!
I recommend to visit this cinder cone volcano! :)

1  Thank RuthiFruthi
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