Cerro Negro Volcano

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Cerro Negro Volcano
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Monika Thielke
Las Vegas, NV551 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
On my Day trip to Leon I had sandboarding included. The hike up Cerro negro took about an hour. There are parts that are more difficult to climb - so be in good shape for this activity.

The view from the top of the volcano was absolutely stunning. I took it quite slow on the sled like divide i had to slide down the hill. Enjoyed it though.

Ensure to put on a lot of sunscreen - my neck and forehead got burned a little.

My tourguide carried my board for me A I am glad he did - usually you can hire someone to do that for you for around $5.

Fun trip - I recommend
Written 17 March 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,766 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We ventured up this volcano as part of a Volcano boarding tour with Volcano Day. To get there you need to take a bumpy dirt road for a couple of km, so not advisable if you are planning to get there on your own with a hire car. It is a moderate hike up to the crater rim that takes around 45min with a couple of breaks along the way. The views over the valley and along the line over other Nicaraguan volcanoes is quite spectacular. The side that you board down is steep however it isn't as scary as it looks and you have control of the speed that you go. Boarding is the best way to experience this particular volcano.
Written 16 March 2020
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Afish1
26 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Book the volcano boarding with Quetzaltrekkers - firstly, they donate most of your money to their scholarship scheme for nicaraguan kids, for the same price as other tour companies ($30 inc park entry). secondly, you go an hour earlier than all other tour groups so we didn’t have to wait for others to go down, we were the only ones up there the first time. It’s also a lot cooler. i dont know how big their groups can get, but there were only 5 of us which was perfect. They also offer for you to do it a second time, which is worth the extra hike up!
Written 7 March 2020
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Josie G
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
So fun! Not too hot (we were worried about heat) because it was windy and elevated. We liked our guide and felt safe the whole time.
The hike wasn’t too long and the sliding was very fun. Prepare to get ASHY!
Written 17 February 2020
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carlotatrx
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain437 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very interesting landscape. I went with a volcano boarding group which I think loses all the beauty the volcano has : it destroys the frozen lava and creates paths. People from these trips can be nasty and leave trash in the volcano, or smoke cigs in dry areas , without the guides saying anything. That pissed me off because I think it really contributes to the destrection of the untouched beauty.
Written 27 January 2020
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joshua b
23 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Mostly for volcano sledding. It's an ok activity, but overhyped. The hike is About a half hour, not to steep. I recommend this activity, but not to be over hyped; snow sledding is more fun, people just get caught up in the exotic feel of it all...i get it...i went twice.
Written 25 January 2020
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Gaston P
Toronto, Ontario, Canada35 contributions
Jan 2020
The highlight of our 2nd trip to Nicaragua, The boarding is fun but the views are spectacular. went with Franklin from Vamos travel, he is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable about geology and history
Written 22 January 2020
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Alejandro Tenorio
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions
Jan 2020
Sandboarding from the top of Cerro Negro in Leon, Nicaragua is a great adventure. The hike uphill rewards you with fantastic views of the surrounding area and neighboring volcanoes. The slide using the woodboards looks intimidating at first, because of the perception of a steep descent from the top, but it is rather manageable and safe. You can really control the speed. We booked the tour with Pinolero Tours, from Chinandega. Highly recommended.
Written 10 January 2020
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Monique
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Quetzaltrekkers is an amazing not-for-profit organisation who we did volcano boarding with.
From start to finish, they were professional, caring and fun. The guides were outstanding and helped us when we struggled with the strong winds at the top of the volcano. They took great photos of us boarding down and made the whole experience very enjoyable. You get a souvenir T-shirt and can buy a bandana from the company to cover your face from the dust (highly recommend this - they’re only $2 and a cool souvenir!)

Support this great organisation and its volunteers, you get the same experience (or better) as you would with any other company in Leon, but the money goes towards a great cause!
Written 8 January 2020
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Olivia
7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
It was very fun, and you get to learn some history at the same time! I did The volcano Boarding with quetzaltrekkers and I would really recomend them
Written 5 December 2019
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