Sandboard down the slope of an active volcano during this 4-hour tour from León. After a 1-hour trek up the 2,382-foot (726-meter) Cerro Negro volcano, enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Get an orientation and some instruction from your expert adventure guide, then jump on a sandboard and shoot down the slope. Reach the bottom in less than a minute, with your heart in your throat and your adrenaline pumping. All equipment and round-trip transportation from León hotels are included.
Zip down the slope of the Cerro Negro volcano on a sandboard
Get an orientation and instruction about sandboarding from your local adventure guide
See fantastic views of the surrounding landscape from your volcanic vantage point
Hike to the top of the volcano for an hour and then spend an adrenaline-pumping minute sandboarding down
The trip was really nice. The hike is short and quite easy. The view from the top is beautiful and is worth the trip by itself. For those who are scared of the way down, don't be ! It's really easy to manage your speed depending on how you sit up or lay down on the board. The descent is fun and easy. Our guide was very nice and smily and he answered well to all our questions. He always made sure we were ok on the way up, pausing regularly to let us have a sip of water or take pictures. I highly recommend this activity and will certainly do it again if I come back to Nicaragua.
This adventure was incredible. There is no experience like this in the world that is for sure. You start by hiking up the volcano with your sled and gear. This is the toughest part and in that hot central American heat is NOT for the faint of heart. Once you make it to the top though. WOW. The views and amazing. You can feel the volcano heat just a little and if you dig the ground up a little the dirt is hot.
Then you ride down after a brief tutorial and gearing up. The ride is about a minute and you can completely control the speed with your feet. It's take a second to manage but once you get going you are set. Thrill seekers can lift your feet for the fast ride.