Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua … play by play in pictures

Volcano Boarding? Yeah … it’s a thing and it’s awesome.  Actually, sliding down the black gravel rocks of Cerro Negro, maybe not the best idea but how can you beat the adrenaline rush of volcano boarding down Cerro Negro, the black volcanic hill.

Where To Go Volcano Boarding

Leon, Nicaragua is yet another city on the infamous Gringo Trail but one with a unique attraction, Volcano Boarding! The best way to do this is to fly to Managua and then take an hour bus ride to Leon

What To Bring and Not To Bring For Volcano Boarding

As you can see from the video, unless you want to lose toenails, closed toed shoes are essential. Other good things to bring include water and  sunglasses. Since you have to volcano board down with everything you bring up, if you have two cameras, then it’s a good idea to give one camera to your guides and then take one up. This was how I was able to have awesome pictures and a decent video of my own. If I do this again, then I would totally have one of those GoPro cameras.

Is Hiking The Volcano hard?

I hiked the volcano in less than an hour and it’s not dangerous … although you really need some good footwear, else slipping on the volcanic rock would leave a nasty burn or gash on your legs/hands. On a danger scale between 1 to 10, it’s about a 4; on a difficulty level, it’s about a 6. The hike is made a bit harder by the fact that you have to haul a 14 pound board with you and it gets windy as you get to the top. I was in horrible cardio shape and I did it fine, so anyone can do it, without too much pain.

Do you have a video of it?

Of course, I have a video of my fat ass sliding a volcano.

Here is the safety briefing

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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