Central America is home to some of the world’s most impressive volcanoes. Although many are active, travelers still have the chance to hike to the top for an unforgettable experience.
The 3rd highest peak in Central America stands at 3976 meters. Acetenango boasts impressive views day and night. Although dormant, its neighbor, Fuego, is extremely active and can be seen shooting out lava and smoke.
Cerro Negro (Nicaragua)
The youngest volcano in Central America is ideal for thrill hunters. Volcano boarding here is ranked 2nd on CNN’s thrill seeker’s bucket list and for good reason. After the steep climb to the top, borders can slide at 80 km per hour back down again.
Masaya holds one of six volcanic lava lakes in the world. It is worth a day trip from the colonial town of Granada and is an unmissable attraction in Nicaragua.
Volcan Concepcion (Nicaragua)
Concepcion is the ideal climb for lovers of jungle trekking and a challenge. Located on Ometepe Island, what starts off as a hike through monkey-filled trees concludes with a brutal ascent through a sulfur cloud. It’s not for the faint of heart.
Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)
As one of Costa Rica’s most famous tourist destinations, Arenal offers hot springs, natural hikes and the chance to see sloths close up. What more could you want?