Volcano boarding Nicaragua? Well, over the past day and half … I’ve been doing as much as I can to learn of things to do in a cool weekend in Nicaragua. I’ve learn’t that there are lots of volcanoes over there, as the name “Nicaragua” means the land of lakes and volcanoes.
True to its country’s nickname, the town of Leon is surrounded by a number of volcanoes, many of them still active and Cerro Negro, has recently become very popular on the backpacker trail as a place where one can climb to the top and descend on a toboggan down the pumice-y slopes on small wooden board at breakneck speed.
Now this tobogganing isn’t the gay German version shown here in CBS.
Yes, volcano tobogganing = volcano boarding = “Volcano boarding Nicaragua”. Down an active volcano = AWESOME!
These guys have written an excellent blog post on it … so time to add “Volcano boarding Nicaragua” to my bucket list … 😀 … now I have something to write about in addition to churches in Leon! As an update : it’s now off my list : http://www.rishiray.com/volcano-boarding-in-nicaragua-play-by-play-in-pictures/. If you want to volcano board Cerro Negro contact either Big Foot Nicaragua, Tierra Tours or Va Pues Tours. These three tour operators have provided boarding trips for more than 18,000 toursts to date. They offer daily trips to Cerro Negro and half day adventures start at $30 USD. Your adventure will start with a 40 minute drive from León to base of Cerro Negro. From there you will have to climb 45-60 minute to the top. Hard work for a 45 second descent but it is truly one of the more unique experiences in the world. Think about it, you can’t be a “World Boss” without doing some epic and awesome things. This is really one experience, that should rank up there in your experience inventory/bucket list.