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“Unique experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cerro Negro Volcano

Cerro Negro Volcano
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Cerro Negro and Volcano Sand Boarding from León
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Leon
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went volcano boarding with Tierra Tours through Hostel Colibri at 8am with a group of 10 altogether. Our tour guide spoke excellent english and informed us very well. The hike up was difficult for me, though I am not particularly fit and have a lung condition, so I did struggle. Also I didn't have trainers, only hiking sandals - so I wore socks underneath (very trendy... not) which actually did the trick. I wouldn't recommend open-toe shoes sans socks, and definitely not flip-flops!

The guide stopped at a shop on the way to buy fruit for us all to eat after the volcano boarding, and gave a chance to buy water (1 to 1.5 litres needed each).

At the volcano we stopped to take pictures before signing in at the registration hut where there were toilets. We were shown the seismologist's hut in the distance, and then each given a backpack with our gear, and a board (standing or seated options).

We walked some of the way up the volcano, and clambered up a few steep sections, with a break every 10-15 mins. We stopped at a great look out/photo point and carried on to the top. Very beautiful views. Some weird bugs at the top, and a bunch of bees that swarmed us made it all the more interesting an experience!

The boarding itself was so much fun! We had good protection - elbow & knee pads, jumpsuit, gloves & goggles. The drive to and from the volcano was beautiful too, the driver stopped to identify exotic birds such as the national bird of Nicaragua and let us take pictures. There were lots of horses and carts too.

Really lovely little adventure and well worth the $30.

Visited May 2014
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“Great time volcano boarding with Quetzaltrekkers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Volcano boarding is a must. I went with Quetzaltrekkers, which means you drive out, hike up to the top and board down. You also have the option of going back up a second time, which our group of 4 unanimously decided to do. The hike was windy, so a bit challenging at times with the board, but we had a chance to see some great vista and take photos along the way. The second chance to board down was also fun, since everyone had the hang of it and went much faster the second time around. Highly recommend!

Visited April 2014
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Awesome Insane Volcano Boarding with Bigfoot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We went volcano boarding with Bigfoot and would recommend them if you're looking for fun and speed (they have the fastest boards). This is a great excursion and a must-do for any adrenaline junky in Nicaragua. To really get a feel for what its like see our blog post (with video) on our blog here:
http://www.roamingaroundtheworld.com/volcano-boarding-down-cerro-negro-in-nicaragua/

Visited March 2014
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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“Great fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We hiked for a little less than an hour to get to the top of this volcano and took a few minutes to enjoy the view. The hike was steep enough to get your heart rate up, but was not too difficult. How many times in your life can you sit on a makeshift volcano board and sled down? We went with Tierra tours, which we decided was a fine option for us. If you choose to do this, be mindful of the company that takes you. We saw quite a few horrible looking injuries along our travels in Nicaragua that were the result of Cerro Negro. Tierra tours gives you a full jumpsuit to slide down in. My recommendation is not to be fearful of going too fast, as it will be over before you know it and you should make the most of your one go! (There is a company that goes twice, but not ours).

Visited December 2013
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“fun in leon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was fun! We went on a tour through Hotel Cacique Adiact with Gonzalo. Drink lots of water before you go!

Visited March 2014
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