Volcan Masaya Entrance | Tourist Attraction

Nicaragua

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$10usd pp for night viewing. at the moment (Jan 2022) not busy so you can arrive at 4pm and stay till 7.30pm no time restrictions. There are some great walks to do before sunset. there's 2 main craters and 2 smaller ones. Also a museum with English and Spanish signs.

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note for cyclists: it is only allowed to cycle to the top for one hour 7am-8am in the morning. Since it is light out there is no point to summit at this time to see the Lava. Transport to the top should be included with you $10 ticket but some days is not running. We waited some time without luck for a ride to the top and eventually they drove us up. We arrived too late the first day so cycled to Granada and took a bus back. 30c each way and every 15 minutes

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Very special to look down into the lava at the bottom of the crater! Would definitely recommend this to anyone especially since it's super easily accessible (you can drive right up to the edge of the crater!!)

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$10usd pp for night viewing. at the moment (Jan 2022) not busy so you can arrive at 4pm and stay till 7.30pm no time restrictions. There are some great walks to do before sunset. there's 2 main craters and 2 smaller ones. Also a museum with English and Spanish signs.

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Nac e place to visit, Very safe to sleep.

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Still 10$ pp . Opening morning and late evening from 17:00 to 19:30 . Best time to visit is after sunset.

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One of the famous and nicest plase, but only in night time. We recomended visit 17.30–19.00.

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Prices still the same. We went to the night tour and it was amazing.

Se ve la boca del volcan con su laguna de lava y además vistas panorámicas de la ciudad. Hermoso atardecer!

Vale 10 usd por persona, para nosotrxs era un montón pero ver la lava y la fuerza y la energía de la pacha lo valió.

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9:00-16:30 day visit, C$100 for foreigners. There are some hiking trails and a bat cave.

17:30-19:30 night visit, U$10 everybody.

16:50 we were the first at the gate, after 10min. they let us in, gate at the museum was closed. Around 17:50 we noticed the gate was open so we went up to the volcano. Cars were coming and going, there was no time limit, it wasn't very busy. Seeing the boiling lava was very interesting!
We also slept in front of the entrance, there is space for one or two cars, it wasn't too noisy until about 6 in the morning.

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É realmente impressionante observar a lava, gases, cratera e tudo que o vulcão masaya tem a oferecer. Valeu cada centavo gasto, a entrada custa $10,00 dólares para visita noturna. Chegamos às 17h30 e ficamos admirando o vulcão até as 19h15. Depois pedimos para dormir na entrada do parque, os guardas são super gente boa e deixaram a gente ficar aí, tem banheiro e água potável.

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Es increíble ver la lava y todos los gases saliendo del volcán desde tan cerca! si tienen suerte les puede pasar como a nosotros que no nos pusieron límite de tiempo. nos quedamos admirando esa maravilla hasta cansarnos. pasamos la noche en la puerta del parque, al lado de la cabina de cobro junto a dos guardas. nos dieron electricidad y agua y nos prestaron los baños.

Its antes incredible experience. If you are Lucky like us you can stay there all the time you wont. web spend the night atte the entrance of the park with two guards. They gave us electricity, water and toilet. Very kind people.

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Did the night tour on a Wednesday and we were the only van up there. We had the volcano for ourselves but still only 15 min. Spectacular view, definitely worth it!

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Came here at 16:50, the line was already there. They open the gate at 5:30, you pay the entrance fee (10 USD per person above 4 years old) , drive to the museum. There you basically park on the road and just wait till the sunset, they make a whistle sign and first 70 people or so can drive to the volcano. From this point, you will have in total 30 min for driving+watching the volcano: around 15 min to enjoy the view, which is impressive but could've been even more beautiful without all this time restrictions and crowd. We liked the experience but I wouldn't repeat it with the same time limits again.

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Reached around 17:45 & started the queue for an hour until we reached the visitor center(good to go out of the car whilst waiting for our turn to see the museum or hear the explanation about the Volcanoes). Soon we were ok to leave with our car until the crater, the road is beautifully paved and goes a bit steep(esp for our RV). Rest, they let us see the boiling volcano from up for 15mins. It was nice and impressive. It’s like watching a fire hole from above. 10$ each even for 9years old. We camped outside the gate in right hand side, safe but noisy from the highway :-)

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No one has mentioned the day time visit so I'll add a note on that - in the day time you simply drive up when you want, no lines or schedule, pay entrance fee at the gate (don't even get out of your van) and park at the crater.

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volcan fabuleux la nuit. le cratère est en 🔥 feu

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Security on site all night. A bit Noisy (close to the road) but free. Bathrooms on site.

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arrived at 4:50 and waited more than an hour on busy roadside with a long line of cars. $40 for 4 people seems like a bit much for 10 minutes in a crowded view point. the lava looks cool but the traffic and crowd takes a lot away from it. we camped outside the gate. the guard said the toilets are open all night.

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we arrived there at 5:45 and were in the crater an hour later. Impressive view !
we slept just outside the entrance in a kind of pullout a bit hidden from the road. quiet enough to sleep until 7:30.

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We got to the queue at 5:45pm and one hour later we were up at the crater. 10$ per person. Worth the visit.

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We could stay for free at the entrance to the national park and use the restrooms there. Security guard is present all night. The place is near to the highway, so there is lot of noise all night. For us it was ok, because we wouldn’t drive after the visit of Masaya at night. Entrance to the night tour for the vulcano is 10 US$ per person.

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AshLivin update is good but here's a bit more info. We were told to get here early and arrived at 4:25. Guy at gate said was better to wait so we parked up and got the kettle on. Queue formed quickly leading back up the main road. Wasn't dark at 5:30 so we thought we would wait. As it happens they didn't open the gates until after 6, which is when it started getting dark. We joined the queue as it no longer went onto main road, which was just before 7pm (on a Sunday) and got in reasonably quick. There is a hard cut off at 7:30 when the main gates close.

NB They won't let people in when its raining, or about to.

You will have to wait again further up the park as they only allow 50 odd people up there at a time for 15 minutes.

No flowing lava but amazing to see a small chink of bubbling lava in the crater. Views from left are best.

We camped outside which was fine until about 6:30am when traffic starts up. The Catarina Mirador looks a better spot (open until 10pm, 40C, gated and quiet but half an hour drive away).

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The volcano is amazing and is a must see. We did not go during the day but the night tour is $10pp. We camped outside the gates and were able to use the restrooms when the park was open. A lot of road noise but felt very safe.

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Possible to overnight at the entrance of the park (not inside). Watch man all night. Very quiet actually! I spent two nights here! AMAZIBG VOLCANO!

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awesome volcano that's well worth visiting, extremely active at the moment and recent eruptions have made the lava much more visible. we saw lava bubbling away! impressive, as others said camping is closed but you can camp just behind the trees before the entrance gate

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UPDATE! We visited today, is open, very high activity!!! 10usd x night, you must come 17.30/18hs. It's cheaper by day.

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Volcano is open at the moment, camping still closed but they let you park in front of the entrance gate (no facilities). You can line up for the night visit starting from 4:30pm and people really arrive at that time so come early if you want to be first in line.

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*Update* It's open but because the volcano is active right now they're only allowing people up for 5 minutes for the day tour and 15 minutes for the night. (For the night tour, they open the gates at 5:30 and let only 20 cars in at a time until 7:30). People start lining up at 4:30 so get there early to be sure to get a spot!)

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closed at least for 2 months (activity !)

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