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Masaya Volcano National Park

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Address: Masaya, Nicaragua
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This place is amazing

This is your unique chance to see an active volcano so close, you can hear the lava. It is a great experience for the kids.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is your unique chance to see an active volcano so close, you can hear the lava. It is a great experience for the kids.

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Monongahela, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a day trip from Costa Rica to Granada stopped here and was absolutely fascinated by actually looking right down into a giant hole in the Earth and actually seeing the molten lava. They say you don't always see molten lava but it must have been my lucky day. You cant stay long though because of the gasses being admitted.

Thank Ken15063
Turnhout, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Almost every time we visit Nicaragua, we come to this volcano. Our 6 year old son is obsessed with volcanos. The little exposition about volcanos in general and the Masaya volcano is perfect for him. In August 2016 we watched the lava in the evening. We queued for a loooong time, paid $10 per person, had only 10 minutes at... More 

Thank LopezLeen
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other reviews have noted a night visit does require some waiting around and the viewing time is limited to about 15mins. But it's worth it. If you've never seen lava before this is an amazing experience. A must see.

Thank Mark D
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The incredibly Active Masaya Volcano was the most fascinating Volcano I have ever visted! Its very very active and the fact that you can only be there for a short time because of how toxic the fumes are and activity speaks volumes on the adventure that it is to see. The parking lot is right on the craters edge and... More 

Thank Jon B
Auckland, New Zealand
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from viewing the Masaya Volcano and are absolutely buzzing from such an incredible visit. We did have to line up and wait our turn but believe me the inconvenience is worth it. Approximately 70 people are allowed to view the volcano at a time and you are given approximately 15 mins. I would definitely suggest you... More 

1 Thank Barbara O
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in Nicaragua. The volcanic mountain itself is not very high and the view point is right at the mouth of the crater. They allow tour buses to stay only 10 minutes given the active status of the volcano. The crater is an almost perfect circle with the entire 360 degree view visible and you can... More 

1 Thank Haritha D
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the volcano on a guided tour. You only get to spend 10 minutes or so at the top and the lava is pretty far down below. My daughter (11) and I were hoping for more. It was still interesting, but not as impressive as I had hoped. Not sure I'd do it again considering the drive time... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Masaya Crater night tour is unforgettable when you gaze into the molten fires. Our tour guide Victor was a volcano enthusiast. We enjoyed great information as we waited our turn to enter. $17/pp Arranged tour through a travel agent near our hotel.

Thank ColleenSM
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up the Masaya volcano with Leo Tours in Granada. We left Granada at 4:30pm and after a 30 minute drive it was mostly a lot of waiting... the park closes in the late afternoon and re-opens around 5:30pm. By the time we arrived there was already a line of other tour buses waiting to go up, so we... More 

Thank Perri M

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