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Volcan Maderas

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Address: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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The last eruption from this dormant volcano was 10,000 years ago.

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Maderas Volcano Hike from Isla de Ometepe

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A personal challenge but would not do it twice

I'm not really a hiker. A runner yes. It's important to have good cardio and a solid pair of legs on. Like everyone else says, the right shoes are also imperative. The hike is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
Lionessa76
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I'm not really a hiker. A runner yes. It's important to have good cardio and a solid pair of legs on. Like everyone else says, the right shoes are also imperative. The hike is quite hard but not so much because of the incline, but because of how slippery and treacherous it is. Coming down is tough and gave me... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Challenging hike, very muddy (high chance of rain) and not much chance of a view ( but you know that in advance of course, after all it's cloud forest). The surroundings are impressive, but not as far as impressive as the trek in las penas blancas I had done the week before. However this trek is lighter than the las... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Not at all one of my favorite hikes and I give it 4* mainly for the feeling of accomplishment having completed the hike. For the most part, it rained all day and winds gusted to 50mph. At this time of year, my excellent guide (Omar, 21 years old from Balgue) told me Conception would be an easier hike. We were... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Not an easy hike, but supposedly the easier of the two volcanoes on the island. It took about 9 hours total; climbing down is no less technical or time consuming as climbing up. Although treacherous, it is an accomplishment you will feel proud of, and if you are lucky, see monkeys in the cacao trees on the way up. Wear... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

There are tours available to El Mirador (lookout) or to the top. You will need a guide. It is a challenging walk as it is rocky steep and if it has been raining quite slippery. You can see two types of monkeys on the way. Worth it for the view

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

It's not easy and you won't be rewarded with a view at the top, but if you're up for a muddy scramble through an incredible cloud forest this is a great hike. The range of flora and fauna (howler monkeys, butterflies and more) is amazing. Our group took 4 hours to the lagoon and 4 hours back down, but a... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The hike on Maderas Volcano to the waterfall is worth it. Make sure to get there early enough - they won't let you start the hike past 3:00 to make sure you get back before dark. I would recommend giving yourself plenty of time to swim and relax at the falls. It is a great place to take some snacks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Not the best volcano I have done but its good none the less worth doing the hike hard but not that hard

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Nice hike up the mountain, make sure you have a 4x4 car because the road that leads to the entrance to the trail is bad. We got up there and the waterfall is very nice but there wasn't much water. Overall it was worth it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is one of of the first adventures I went on while on Ometepe. We met with a local tour guide who took us on the shorter hike, which lasts about four hours and will cost around 150 cords. There is the option to hike all the way to the summit, but it's much longer at around eight hours and... More 

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