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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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Mombacho Volcano National Preserve reviews
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 »
Great experience at the top of the volcano. Great view from the top, and finished with the canopy
Incredible destination... There were very few tourists and our guide Julio went above and beyond to share the diverse ecosystem that exists in the cloud forest. Feel fortunate to have been able to visit.
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