Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, Granada

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Mombacho is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, near the city of Granada. It is 1344 metres high. The Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve is one of 78 protected areas of Nicaragua. Mombacho is not an extinct volcano but the last eruption occurred in 1570. There is no historical knowledge of earlier eruptions.
The highest regions of the volcano are home to a cloud forest and dwarf forest, which contain flora and fauna endemic purely to the volcano. An increasingly popular tourist attraction, the volcano has fantastic views of Lake Nicaragua and the city of Granada. The volcano also has two hiking trails, a moderate one that circles the main crater, and another, more difficult trail (El Puma), which must be led by a guide. The more difficult trail is the only way to see some features such as the dwarf forest. The trail is almost completely 45° inclines and declines for about two miles.
More than 700 different plants are registered around Mombacho, including many species of orchids.
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  • If you're planning on going to Mombacho, I highly recommend booking a tour with El Tigre (Harold). He is a great guide who knows a lot about the native plants and wildlife. The hike was beautiful and....  more
    If you're planning on going to Mombacho, I highly recommend booking a tour with El Tigre (Harold). He is a great guide who knows a lot about the native plants and wildlife. The hike was beautiful and....  more »
  • We truly enjoyed our guided hike through the valley surrounding this dormant volcano. The views of the valley below were just breathtaking! We even saw some spider monkeys!!! 
    We truly enjoyed our guided hike through the valley surrounding this dormant volcano. The views of the valley below were just breathtaking! We even saw some spider monkeys!!!  more »
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  • An absolutely incredible experience!! The cloud Forrest is filled with plants and wildlife that are symbiotic. The guide was so knowledgeable, spoke perfect English for those of us lacking in Spanish skills and waited for the slower among us as well. Hiking this volcano is a must do activity. Be sure to get a boat tour of the lake islands that you can view from the top of Mombacho. Definitely dooooo the ziplining!!!! 🙏😂😍
  • A very nice place... charming, I had a great time with my whole family. 100% recommended

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