Leon to Cerro Negro Hiking and Sandboarding Adventure

Outdoor Activities in Nicaragua

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Experience a thrilling unique adventure in Nicaragua: Sandboarding in Cerro Negro! Listed as number 2 on CNN’s “Bucket list of things to do before you die”, this tour will take you to hike the Cerro Negro volcano (Black mountain) where you will enjoy impressive views of the volcanoes of the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” and end with the highlight of the tour: sliding down the volcano until reaching the base!
Go on an adventure to discover one of Nicaragua’s monsters: Cerro Negro active volcano. Born in 1850, it is one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua. Cerro Negro “Black Mount” is the most recent of a group of four very young cinder cones in the central Maribios. Hiking to the top takes less than an hour; a sort of trail has been made in the rocks and volcanic ashes. Temperature can be very hot as there is no vegetation at all, ranges between 30 and 42-48 Celsius (according to season; once you hike the breeze makes it easier) and the overwhelming view once you reach the active crater will be the reward you had ever imagined. From the top, you will also observe the crater of Telica, another active volcano, as well as the Pacific Ocean, 20 miles away. Once at the top you will start sand boarding, the new exciting sport which allows visitors to descend the black sands of Cerro Negro strapped onto a board. You will receive a short technical training from your experienced bilingual guide. Put on the protective equipment provided for your safe descent and get ready for the ride of your life! 

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local bilingual guide
  • Use of volcano boarding equipment
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Negro Volcano

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience