Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

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Volcano boarding Nicaragua

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua | If you want to look like a Guantanamo inmate speeding down a volcano on a sled, climb up the Cerro Negro in Nicaragua. This volcano is just 160 years old and primarily made of small grains of black rock. It last erupted in 1999. Cerro Negro measures just 728m. The hike to the top takes about 45 minutes, the slide down 5, depending a bit on your speed. 85 km/h are realistic when leaning back. Your center of gravity will then be lower and concentrated on the back of the slide. This creates less friction with the ground. The rocks are not as slippery as snowflakes.

It’s harder to take turns. Those plywood pieces you get provided by the tour guides from nearby Bigfoot Hotel have metal layers. To give riders some more speed, there is also a piece of formica plastic glued to the metal. Now the physicists among you might already guess it: The plastic needs to be replaced after each run because it completely burns off.

Volcano Boarding Nicaragua The volcano boarding tour starts with a 45 minute hike up the mountain.
The volcano boarding tour starts with a 45 minute hike up the mountain.
Volcano Boarding Nicaragua at Cerro Negro in Nicaragua
Volcano boarding Nicaragua at Cerro Negro.
Volcano Boarding Nicaragua,Instead of using sand boards this guy challenges the volcano on skies.
Instead of using sand boards this guy challenges the volcano on skies.
Volcano Boarding Nicaragua Cerro Negro volcano near Leon, Nicaragua
Cerro Negro volcano near Leon, Nicaragua

What you need to know about Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

Location: Cerro Negro Volcano, east of Leon. Preferred host: Bigfoot Hotel, because they provide you with the stuff you need to sand board, a.o. funny orange suits. Cost: $28, including $5 park admission. Dorm rooms at the hostel cost $6 per night; double rooms: $13; room for four: $28. If you like it a bit more elegant: the neo-Classical Hotel La Perla offers 15 modern rooms around a lovely courtyard or pool, at US$80.50 including breakfast.

Volcano Boarding Nicaragua

Check out Hotels and Guesthouses in the Leon Region, Nicaragua.
Check out Hotels and Guesthouses in the Leon Region, Nicaragua.

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