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Volcan Maderas

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Address: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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The last eruption from this dormant volcano was 10,000 years ago.

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Maderas Volcano Hike from Isla de Ometepe

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Beautiful Laguna in top

Hiked up the volcano from Finca Magdalena to the Laguna where you can have a great swim. Note that if you wanna climb to the summit you have to take the Trail from Merida.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked up the volcano from Finca Magdalena to the Laguna where you can have a great swim. Note that if you wanna climb to the summit you have to take the Trail from Merida.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have hiked Half Dome in Yosemite a few times, hiking Madera makes that look like a cake walk. Why? The quality of the trail is quite poor. It is an old hunting trail. There are no switchbacks; the trail is more or less straight up. Plan on slipping and falling a few times, usually into muddy rocks. My husband... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hesitant to walk either of the volcanoes on Ometepe as I did not have proper footwear. As it turns out my Lacoste pumps were more than adequate for the task, purely because it was dry season. The track towards the top gets muddy and difficult, i would advise running trainers or hiking boots to prevent the chance of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

8 hour hike that took us 6. Our guide was great. His dog even folloed us to the top, it was amazing. Just a tip, either hike slow or leave later cause u cantseeanything up top until about 1 and kind of ruins the point of hiking all the way up there.

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Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was certainly a tough climb. Did it in 6 hours with 9 YO son. Need to be fit but worth the effort.

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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We hiked with a tour guide, 2 adults, and our 2 kids. We hiked 3 hours up and it was so muddy and hard to climb the last hour that we turned around and didn't get to see the pool at the top We still really enjoyed the hike and the views. Just make sure to bring at least 6... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

One of the most rewarding hikes I've ever been a part of. We got a late start in the morning so we had to hike hard and fast up the volcano. You start out at the base at an archeological reserve (I believe?) where there's a massive mango tree with rotting fruit at the base there's so many mangoes! I... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went there with a guide, it took us 5hours to reached the top (we took lots of breaks) It's very steep and it's full of mud (more than half way).. it's really hard, but the view is amazing.. (if u are lucky and there's no fog). You can spot even monkeys (howler and white face) Of course bring water... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There is little said in guide books about Volcan Madaras other than there are three trails and it's tough but not as much as the other volcano on the island (Conception). So I thought I'd give you our cliff notes guide... we set off on the Finca Magdalena trail which is shorter but steeper due to this but came down... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I did this hike with 10 other girls, all fairly/regular fit. The hike is pretty tough but doable! Especially in dry season. It starts out warm but the further up you go the better the temperature gets which makes it more doable. However it is a steep climb and even in dry season you will have some muddy slippery parts.... More 

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