Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua? Find Out All You Need To Know

Volcano Boarding Nicaragua

From how the tours run and how brave you need to be, to what to expect on the day, find out all about volcano boarding in Leon, Nicaragua.

We travelled by a small plane from Roatan island to the capital of Honduras, Tegulcigalpa – then headed south across the Nicaraguan border to León. What is there to do in León? One of the most bizarre extreme sports I’ve ever heard of – volcano boarding.

The tour organised by Bigfoot Hostels starts with a drive down bumpy roads on the back of a large open truck. Once there, it’s time to hike for one hour up the side of the active Cerro Negro volcano carrying a wooden board. When I reached the 2388 ft high summit, I peered over the edge and questioned life for a second, and why I would ever pay to fling myself down the side of it, especially when clinging on for dear life to a piece of wood and a tiny rope handle. Then I donned a Guantanamo orange suit, goggles, and perched on the edge of the ash and rocks, ready to push off.

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From Atitlan to Antigua, Guatemala

Pacaya Volcan

Find out why travelling from Lake Atitlan to Antigua in Guatemala is a wonderful journey.

We spent a few days close to Lake Atitlán. It’s a picture postcard view with the bold blue of the lake contrasting against the volcanoes and mountains around. Small towns are dotted on the sides. We stayed in Panajachel – a hippie market town with lively nightlife. The handicraft and jewellery stalls stretch for miles, and with a bit of bargaining you can get a very good deal! Specialities include woven fabric rugs and scarves, jade and precious stone jewellery and leather bags and shoes.

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