Trip Planner: Central America / Nicaragua / Leon Department / Leon / Telica Volcano
Hike to the top of the active Telica Volcano, and marvel at bubbling magma within its huge crater. The relatively strenuous route to the top leads to rewarding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and other nearby volcanoes. Peer into the giant crater to see the red-hot magma deep below. Head up just before sunset, sit and watch the sun go down, and enjoy the glowing magma that becomes even more impressive after dark. Pack a flashlight for your journey back down, or make sure your guide can provide one. Plan to visit Telica Volcano during your Leon vacation using our convenient Leon trip site.
Telica Volcano reviews
A group of 25+ of us have just thoroughly enjoyed 3 days of trekking up and down these volcanoes near Leon, thanks to our wonderful guides, Henry Rueda, Sterling and the Doc Pedro. Spectacular...
A group of 25+ of us have just thoroughly enjoyed 3 days of trekking up and down these volcanoes near Leon, thanks to our wonderful guides, Henry Rueda, Sterling and the Doc Pedro. Spectacular... more »
Excellent food and excellent service very friendly would definitely recommend 😋when in murfreesboro Ark
Excellent food and excellent service very friendly would definitely recommend 😋when in murfreesboro Ark more »
I started at the hervederos and hiked up, which i cannot recommend; the trail (which appears on maps.me) peters out in fields of corn, beans, sugar cane, and wild brush. So the feasibility of that route likely depends on the growing season. When i reached the crater, a man who said he was with the cooperative asked for 100 Córdobas to view the crater. This is separate from the payment at the entrance. Though he disappeared shortly thereafter, and missed the group that arrived after. There are no facilities at the top--only a locked seismography station. The day i arrived, Telica was very gassy, and i could not see much. On clear days, one can see lava in the crater. The crater is marvellous but somewhat unpleasant; it smells like sulfur and is covered in ash, so do not plan to picnic up there. Check out the bat cave not far away and watch the sun set from the northern slope.
Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad when I hiked there so I didn't get to see lava but the sound of eruption is quite amazing. There is also a cave and you can see a lot of fruit bats.
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