Welcome to San Jacinto


Organized tours (usually operated out of León) typically stop at Los Hervideros de San Jacinto, an expanse of bubbling mud puddles that are likely connected to Volcán Telica. Boiling hot mud spurts up from the steaming holes, making the field an interesting place to walk around. There are no marked trails, so accept the services of the local teenage guides (US$1) who will invariably approach you – they know their way around.


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$46.25 Outdoor Activities

Telica 1 day with overnight camping

- Departure from the city of Leon in 4x4 towards Telica. The ascent of the volcano can be started from different points:- La Quimera - Easy/Medium- Cristo Rey - Easy- San Jacinto - Easy/MediumDepending on the difficulty you prefer.- Climbing the volcano up to the crater- Watch the glowing lava inside the volcano- You can camp in the camping area just some meters below from the craterTOTAL DURATION OF THE TOUR: 6h/8hTrekking time:- From Cristo Rey 2h- From La Quimera 3h- From San Jacinto 4hLevel: Easy-MediumCamping: Yes Includes: Private transport, guide and entry to the reserveDoes not include: food and drinks

$32.50 Day Trips & Excursions

León City tour and Mud pools of San Jacinto

Guided visit through the colonial center city of Leon. The meeting point is in the office of El Perezoso agency at 9:00 AM. Visit to the most important museums of the city. Climb to the roof of the cathedral to have a panoramic view of Leon from the top. The tour last 3 hours and it end up by noon. After this tour you will go and visit the mud pools of San Jacinto and discover more about the natural force of the volcanoes in Nicaragua. This guided tour is offered in English, Spanish and Italian. There is not a minimun age to participate, but participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

$179 Outdoor Activities

San Jacinto Hot Springs and Juan Venado Wildlife Reserve Boat Tour

First, you will go to San Jacinto, a small village located between 2 volcanoes which hide the “Hervideros”, these geysers whose vapor with 300°C leaves the entrails of the ground permanently. The area also offers incredible views of Nicaragua’s impressive volcanic chain.  Later, with the company of your local expert guide, you will go to the coastal estuary wildlife refuge of Juan Venado, navigating the brackish waters of the reserve in a private motorboat observing the numerous wading birds like the Roseate Spoonbill, iguanas, crocodiles and other wildlife that live in this mangrove forest and barrier island. After the tour, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset before returning to Leon.

$62.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

San Jacinto Mud Fields and Tortilla Workshop from León

The tour takes you from your hotel or any previously designated starting point in León city to the San Jacinto Mud Fields, located 20km northeast from León.In San Jacinto, you will be able to see fumaroles and boiling mud holes connected to the Telica volcano. These are known to be volcanic fields that serve as breathing holes for the nearby volcanoes, which form the Maribios chain and help to prevent future eruptions.The guide will take you for a walk around the holes; they differ in size and color, and be aware of how the mud is boiling, the little rocks in the air and steam the fumaroles throw out sometimes. In the area, you'll also find locals selling indigenous ceramics and handmade figurines made from the volcanic mud.The tour continues with a visit to a local family from San Jacinto, who will have you participate in the traditional process of tortilla making. You'll assist your host by cooking the tortilla on a wood stove and you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labors afterward. The tour finishes with the drop-off in your hotel or the designated departure point area in León.

$250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Days Tour in Colonial Nicaragua

ITINERARY DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NICARAGUA Reception at the Augusto C- AUGUSTO International Airport , Managua, at the time of arrival of your flight, our driver will receive it with a sign with your name, Depending on your flight schedule this day or the last one offers to make a City tours in the city of Managua and its historic center, approximate time 3 to 4 hours. Accommodation in Managua / DAY 2: TOUR TO RUINS OF LEON VIEJO, CITY OF LEON AND HOT SPRINGS OF SAN JACINTO Enjoy the experience of exploring the ruins of the Old City León, the first capital of Nicaragua, founded in 1524 by the Spanish captain Francisco Hernández de Córdoba on the shore of the Momotombo volcano; by several earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1610, this city was relocated 53 miles (90 km) north of Managua. Then the 1 hour trip on a scenic road, bordering Lake Xolotlan or Lake Managua, with a breathtaking view of the Momotombo and Momotombito volcanoes. Old City León was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000. Visit to the hot springs of San Jacinto, a place where the hot water vapor and the gases of bubbles through the mud of the depths of the Telica Volcano; The field is not large, but it is interesting as it is hot to walk to see the different holes that vary in size and color. The mud sometimes throws small pebbles and the steam is always being thrown by the many children in the area offering to guide them, which is a good idea since there is no sign indicating where it is safe to walk and the locals know where to take it.Enjoy a visit to the Rubén Darío Museum, the Ortiz-Gurdian Art Gallery (one of the main private art galleries in Latin America) and several other important sites. Arrival in Managua. Accommodation in Managua / BL DAY 3: TOUR TO THE MASAYA VOLCANO, CRAFTS MARKET AND THE MIRADOR DE CATARINA, and GRANADA Departure from the hotel to make the tour to the Masaya volcano Then visit the handicraft market of Masaya, this is an interesting place to get handmade souvenirs, Nicaraguan and enjoy folkloric shows. Transfer to make a visit to the hunter: Catarina is a village near Masaya, overlooking the Laguna de Apoyo. Catarina is famous for its majestic view of the lagoon, as well as its nurseries. taking a cultural walk through Granada: visit the central park of Granada, the cathedral, the Chocolate museum, the San Francisco convent, the old Granada hospital, Next, a tour of the Isletas de Granada was made:  Accommodation in Granada / B-L DAY 4: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT At the agreed time; We will take you from your hotel in Granada to the International Airport,