Volcan Maderas, Isla de Ometepe

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Volcano · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Despite being the smaller of two volcanoes that make up the island of Ometepe, Volcan Maderas presents a challenging yet rewarding trek. You will need a guide to climb the volcano, no matter what your fitness level, as there are a confusing number of paths at the top. Along the way, the trail can turn muddy even during the dry season, so wear sturdy hiking shoes. Experience one of the few cloud forests, a place where rich plant and wildlife flourish in high levels of humidity. Once at the top, descend into the crater where a cold lagoon is often covered by mist. Take the guesswork out of planning a Isla de Ometepe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is a really tough hike, and we have done a lot of hiking. It's very rough, steep and rocky underfoot. It's very muddy and slippery particularly coming down and we were slipping and falling for a....  more »
  • I love to hike and I'm up for a challenge. If you're looking for a good hiking experience, don't climb Maderas. The work:reward ratio is way off. If you have a more intangible goal - want to climb....  more »
  • This volcano is a very very beautiful natural attractive, i really loved to hike, the views, birds, monkeys, wildflowers, this is one hundred percent recommended, i recommend to hire a guide service, i went about Holy week, it's a good date to visit, but the transport to the island is very full. I spend like 5 hours for the ticket. However do not miss this adventure.
  • The hike was one of the greatest experiences ever - once you get to the top you will be rewarded with some amazing tranquil lagoon full of birds and beautiful nature

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