We signed up for volcano boarding in Leon, Nicaragua. What we got was a tough hike up the scree of a volcano, a hike inside the crater of an active volcano and an awesome run back down on a modified snowboard. (Trust me, click on the link to see the crash video.) This picture was taken inside the Cerro Negro crater rim. The white clouds are gases released from fissures in the surface. Smelled like sulfur and you could feel the heat from several inches away. Cerro Negro is Central America’s youngest volcano, having only appeared in 1850.
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Nicaragua is a great place for family holidays, there’s plenty to do from surfing to hiking and cultural tourism! If you’re in the area, read our review of Va Pues Tours!