Cerro Negro is the youngest volcano in Central America. It was born around 1850 and has since then had 23 eruptions. During its past eruptions Cerro Negro has dumped tons of ash on local communities around the volcano and all the way to León. The last eruption was in 1999, but it continues to be an active volcano.
Cerro Negro is Nicaragua’s most famous volcano. It is now possible to slide down the side of the volcano on boards at breakneck speed. For those who like to take it slow that is also possible, of course, and you walk or run down at the speed you are comfortable with.
The hike is about 30-40 minutes up, and it is not a very hard hike, suitable also for children. Going down it can take from 3 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed you choose.
On top of Cerro Negro you can look into the active crater and you have the beautiful view of the volcanic chain.