5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Managua, Nicaragua
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Cerro Negro Volcano Sandboarding Tour from Managua

Enjoy a thrilling sandboard adventure down Cerro Negro Volcano on this day trip from Managua! Hike to the top of Cerro Negro and take in panoramic views of both the Telica and San Cristobal volcanos before surfing down the side of the volcano on a custom sandboard. This adrenaline-filled activity is a unique way to discover Cerro Negro Volcano, one of Central America’s youngest volcanoes, and its surrounding sites.


  • Sandboard at Cerro Negro Volcano on a day trip from Managua
  • Hike to the top of Cerro Negro with your guide and admire panoramic views of the Telica and San Cristobal volcanos
  • Enjoy a unique, adrenaline-filled adventure of sandboarding down a volcano!
  • All equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • No sandboarding experience necessary!

What You Can Expect

Cerro Negro Volcano Sandboarding Tour from Managua

Top of Cerro Negro Volcano

After hotel pickup in Managua, begin your day trip with a journey approximately 1.5 hours north to Cerro Negro Volcano. Located in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range, Cerro Negro is one of the youngest volcanos in Central America. Its terrain consists of gravel-type volcanic debris, and it’s often referred to as the 'Black Hill.'

When you reach Cerro Negro, your guide will give you a brief overview and safety instruction before leading you on a hike up the steep volcano. Although it's less than a mile to the top of Cerro Negro, the hike up is very steep and considered difficult, so be prepared for a tough but rewarding 1.5-hour climb! Feel free to bring along snacks and water to refuel on this hike.

When you reach the top, at an elevation of about 1,640 feet (500 meters), take in gorgeous views of the surrounding Telica and San Cristobal volcanos. Then, strap in and enjoy a thrilling sandboard adventure down the volcano!

You'll have the option to sit or stand on your board, depending on your comfort level. After your tour, you’ll have time to stop for lunch (own expense) in León before returning to Managua.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour is definitely worth doing. Be prepared for a strenuous hike for those that don't do it on a normal basis. It took about 45 mins to get to the top. And out guide was helpful each step of the way. Even ensured we got some awesome pictures along the way. It rained the day before our tour, which proved to make a less than desirable ride down. The sand has washed away from the rain, so it was mostly rocks. We would only go about 10 yards before the rocks would over take the board and bring you to a halt. Took us almost 10 mins to get down, and it was very frustrating. Cause there's no climbing back to the top to do it again. It's one and done. But I place fault only on mother nature and not the tour or the guide. Hopefully you will be able to plan around the rain, or just go during their dry season. But I would recommend everyone do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wow, what an experience! Rugged natural beauty, an excellent, informed, fun guide, and a sled ride down a volcano! Do not miss this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was awesome and it was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is a steep climb though so be prepared.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The hike up the volcano was much more difficult than I expected but boarding down was definitely a unique experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Every needs to experience the amazing site and thrill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Volcano boarding was a "must" on my Nicaragua itinerary and this excursion did not disappoint. I'm so glad the tour started so early in the morning because I would not have wanted to climb Cerro Negro in the afternoon heat. Our driver and guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. The climb took about an hour--it was definitely more challenging than I expected. The views along the way were incredible and the ride down was so much fun. Both my mom and myself will recommend this to anyone wanting to do something different, fun, and adventurous while on vacation!

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