Mombacho, Granada

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Must see · Volcano · Nature / Park
Hike to the gaping crater of Mombacho, a dormant volcano offering spectacular views over Lake Nicaragua and Granada. Two trails navigate their way to the summit, one far more challenging the other, with almost constant 45 degree ascents and descents. You can only take this more difficult trail with a guide, but you'll be rewarded for your efforts with views of the dwarf forest. You should, however, consider taking a guide regardless of which trail you choose, as you'll learn more about the geology and wildlife of the reserve. Be sure to stop in the cafe on the volcano and sample the local coffee, and bring sturdy boots and plenty of water for the journey. To visit Mombacho on your trip to Granada, use our Granada journey planner.
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  • This vulcano is nothing special, yet... they ask INSANE prices!!!! 20$ PER PERSON!!! Just for a 15 min ride up and down!! this is insane considering u pay 3$ to drive for 4 hours from one city to...  more »
  • I loved this place. To get the opportunity to stick my head over the ridge of a caldera and see the magma churning below.....just amazing. The museum on the way up was interesting and well worth a.....  more »
  • An unique experience.
  • This is a great hike with amazing views at the top. We walked from the entrance at the parking lot at the bottom and it took about 2 hours to get to the trailheads at the top. Walking costs $2 and getting a 4x4 costs $20. Park entrance is $5. The walk to the top is extremely steep (straight up the volcano) but do-able. Halfway down, at the cafe, we hopped on a shuttle and they brought us down.

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