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Volcan Maderas

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 5795 0477
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The last eruption from this dormant volcano was 10,000 years ago.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crater lake” (25 reviews)
“cloud forest” (29 reviews)
“hour hike” (15 reviews)
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 5795 0477
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Very cool hike starting in the dry forest and ending in the lush cloud forest. Starts out pretty easy but gets pretty steep and muddy as you get higher up. Definitely challenging - we were sore for a couple days afterwards but was totally worth...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 11 March 2016

You need a guide for your first climbe to the top of this non active vulcano. The climbe is not as tough and dangerous as climbing the northern active Vulcano Concepcion, but the way up Maderas you will walk through beautifull cloud forrest with endless...More

1  Thank Niels-C-D-Paulsen
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I climbed this with a friend and a guide. So we're in reasonable shape, work out, run some, hike etc. This almost killed us. Our legs were so exhausted they were shaking. 2 days later my ankles turned dark. I don't know why but I...More

1  Thank kristina20132013
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Difficult hike due to the slippery conditions. Well worth the effort to see the lake at the top. It was the highlight of my trip to Ometepe.

Thank Tysuth
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I went on my own to hike this volcano. If you have not much experience hiking, you can go with a guide. But if you are good with orientation and a bit good reading the nature you can do it alone perfectly. The way will...More

1  Thank Perales07
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very challenging and rewarding. Be sure to get a guide. $25 for 2 people. We ended up joining a group of young men in their 20's. Francisco and his brother Nelson were our guides. After an hour it was clear that we, in our 40's,...More

Thank Rdragin
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Nice to be so close to a volcano. Spent a few days at Hacienda Merida and was able to appreciate the beauty of the volcano from close. We did not climb it but do recommend you do if younger and fit.

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A tough but rewarding hike lasting 7 to 8 hours. Great views from on top. Do this hike only if you are in excellent shape and be sure to hire a guide. From time to time, hikers without guides get lost and die. The mountain...More

Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 12 February 2016

You need to be a hiker to do this climb as it is about 7 hours round trip. The further up you go, the steeper it gets until you are pulling yourself up by the roots. There are several nice views on the way up...More

Thank riverhiker
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful volcano! I climbed Maderas with a torn meniscus. Going up was no problem but coming down was brutal. Be prepared for an 8-9 hour hike, wear shoes you don't care about and take lots of photos at the top. It was definitely worth the...More

Thank 26kated
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