Entrada al Volcan Masaya | Informal Campsite

Nicaragua

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2 months ago
Altitude:
287.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
rutaventuramerica

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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We asked the guard if we could sleep there, he said yes, he offered us water and sanitary facilities, if needed. so it's fine for one night and then you enter the volcano. Free!

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THE PARK IS CLOSED SINCE MARCH DUE TO TOO MUCH VOLCANO ACTIVITY, we were not allowed to enter today 12-04-24. Anyway it seems a good place to spend the night outside the park.
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EL PARQUE ESTA CERRADO DESDE MARZO DEBIDO A DEMASIADA ACTIVIDAD VOLCANICA, no nos dejaron pasar hoy 12-04-24. Igualmente parece un buen lugar para dormir ahí afuera del parque.

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We stayed here after visiting the volcano. There is not a lot of space for big rigs like ours and a camper van had already parked. The rangers were very nice and moved the barriers, so that we could park between the entrance and exit lanes. It was a busy evening but ultimately it got somewhat quiet.

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there are only 2 spaces for bigger rigs (and than no more for a Van), it is mostly quite from 11pm to 5am, you are next to the mainroad, the staff is friendly, gate open at 8.30h, many trees, no starlink

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We stayed here one night without any problem they let us used the bathrooms and hot and lot of mosquitoes

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Sleeped here after visiting volcanos.
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Convenient place to sleep when you leave the national park at night at 7:30pm. We have access to the toilets behind the gate as well as a non-potable water tap. On the other hand, it's clearly not the dream spot, it's very noisy (you sleep 50m away from a highway) and it's hot, the air doesn't circulate here. In short, a bad night!

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free and safe area to park. Ask the night guard to stay for the night.

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After visiting volcano we slept here one night.
Very quiet and safe. The road is not that far but it’s not a problem. Good option to sleep after the visit !

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Stayed here after visiting the volcano. Space for two vans to comfortably fit. There were cyclists pitching a tent when we stayed as well. Bathrooms were open.

Free and level spot. Surprisingly cooler than the areas we just came from, finally slept well.. until 6am when a guy using a leaf blower started working next to us! 😂

Enough space to let dogs play and hang out in the shade.

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stayed 1 night, free, friendly staff, toilets available, if your windows are open you will hear a little road noise, also you can't walk or cycle up to the volcano from here, it's not allowed

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As described. No issues spending a night. It’s loud with traffic quite early but we had a good nights sleep

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We stayed after visiting the volcano.
Toilets are clean and open all night.
Friendly security and night guard right next to you. Felt safe!

We didn‘t hear much road noise, was totally fine.

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Very nice and quiet spot just at the entrance of the park. We slept here after visiting the volcano. Quite level and with enough space for few vehicles. Safe area with guards around. Lots of shadow.

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Free. Very convenient when visiting the volcano. Stayed here overnight after the sunset tour to the volcano with other 2 vans. Felt safe. It can get loud from the sound from vehicles from the highway but very manageable, once we closed our windows and turned on our fans we almost didn’t hear anything.

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Very receptive security guards, they let us spend the night there for free, after visiting the Volcano. We felt safe.

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We spent a quiet and safe night here. Volcan to see so incredible!

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We asked the person at the booth if it was possible to spend the night after visiting the volcan at night time, and he pointed to this place and told us that there is not problem to spend the night at this location. We shared the place with another French couple. We have a Sprinter van and I think it will be okay for 3 Vans like this one but very close to each other, and another one at the end on the path. Also two guys in bicycles camp behind the Bienvenidos sign at the entrance. It was a very quiet night despite been so closed to the main road.

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as described: safe spot for one night after you did the vulcano. friendly stuff. toilets open all night, but with high nightly activity 🕷️🪳

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Good place to stay overnight after visiting the „night show“ of the volcano. Night is fairly quiet, but traffic starting early in the morning.

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Level spots to park overnight friendly staff will guide you. Clean toilets 24h.

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Very convenient after you visit the park at night. Next to the road but the noise is fine. Space for 2 vans. There is toilets right next to the entrance when the gates are open. Free

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Level spot just outside the gate. We visited the crater and saw the sunset and the lava and then asked the guard to park. Quiet at night. Some road noise after sunrise. Convenient and no additional cost to park

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Park opens 8:30 AM. Entrance fee pP $4,10 for the day pass valid until 4:30 PM. Past 4:30 it costs 10$pP valid till 8 PM. Last entrance is 7:10 PM. Stayed overnight in front of the entrance gate for free. Toilets available.

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Bon endroit pour dormir gratuitement après la visite de nuit du volcan. Sécuritaire, assez tranquille même si près de la rue et il y a des toilettes accessibles toutes la nuit. Gardien sur place.

Good place to sleep for free after the volcano night tour. Safe, quite quiet even if close to the street and there are toilets accessible all night. Caretaker on site.

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We didn’t have to even ask!
At the park entrance they asked if we would stay for the night and offered the spot right next to the entrance gate (on the outside). Safe, as there’s security all night and perfect to vist the volcano park as a stop between Leon and Granada.

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Good location to spend the night after visiting the site. We asked the site for permission, no problem for them. A little traffic but we had a very good night. Free

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We stayed there after an evening visit of the Volcano. The guards said it was totally fine. Quiet night. We felt safe. Little note during the visit : while watching the lava from the main viewpoint, a scorpio climbed on my sleeve in the dark !

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Good place to spend the night after an evening visit to the volcanoe. Safe, not too muc traffic noise. Not many spots for larger rigs, though. Didn’t use or ask for any amenities.

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buen lugar para dormir después de ver el volcán, muy seguro pero frente a la ruta.

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You can overnight in front of the entrance gate, there is a 24hours guard , no many places to park but we have no issues with a 25feet RV
Amazing volcano the cost is usd 10pp

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We’ve spent a nice, quite night here after visiting the volcano. Very friendly guards. Toilet available. Free

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Super cool! Arrived here at around 6pm, drove right up, no time limits at the top, $10pp. The lava pit is bonkers, very cool! Bring binoculars if you have them! We went back in the morning to do a hike around the other crater, 180c/pp day entry, no guide needed. The museum is actually really good, worth stopping in for 10 minutes! It was cool to see the volcano in the daytime also! Whole thing seemed worth the price, considering the free overnight stay, nice and breezy too!

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Great place to sleep! Free, quiet and safe. We went into the park twice as well; once around 7pm to see the lava and the next morning around 9am to see the crater in the light! We tried entering earlier the previous evening but because of rain almost didn’t get in at all. Really neat and worth the two trips to the top.

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Awesome! Free, safe, in front of the gate and guards very nice, let you in for the toilets whenever you need. It's very hot, but safe enough to leave windows open in the night.

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You can park for free in front of the park entrance. There is a guard all night watching. Quiet at night but there is traffic noise in the evening and morning

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Since its not clear from previous posts, tent campers can also stay and are also outside the guardhouse, which is not the greatest tent camping spot ever but you can tuck a (narrow) motorbike and tent behind the sign so you're mostly out of view of the road but in sight of the guardhouse.

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We arrived at 3:30pm. If we wanted to enter we had to pay the day fee + night fee. After 4:30pm you only pay the night fee (10$ pp). At 4:30 we went up and spent some hours there, and camped at the gate after. Super safe, some noise from the highway and could use the toilets. But free!

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As described. Arrive around 4, pay the $10 entry fee per person, once they open the gate for night viewing, drive up and park. Hike to the left of the active crater (when facing the active crater), and you can have a bird’s eye view of the whole area before sunset. I highly recommend doing this. It was definitely a highlight for us. Once the sun starts to set, hike down and watch the night show. You can only see the glow of the lava after sunset. There is only one spot where you can actually see the lava and not just the glow. Move around until you find it. So worth it! We parked outside the gate after we were done. There is an overnight security guard and we felt very safe. You can ask to use their bathroom too. It was a working flush toilet. One of the best experiences in CA to date. Our YT video of this experience is up so you can see what we saw. Www.YouTube.com/DoriMena

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Good place to stay after seeing the lava. Just like others said all guards pointed us to stay just outside the gates. 1 other rig also stayed here. Only room for 3 maybe 4 rigs. The road noise picks up around 5:30 am, so no sleeping in.

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the guard said tourists always stay here and it's safe. You have to park on the outside of the gate. the guard said I can go in to the toilet on the inside of the gate any time. I gave the guard some snacks to say thanks.

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Very friendly, showed up late exhausted and let us park before visiting the volcano tomorrow night. Seems safe, minor road noise, nice shade

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If you are trying to bike up the crater - it’s prohibited. Very silly rule! The only way you can bike up is if you arrive at 6am and maybe they still won’t let you in.

Wonder why that happens that way!

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No quiet to road, but save place.
Recomended

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Spent one night after visiting the volcano at night. People are super friendly and welcome us to use their toilet. Free.

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There is only one spot large enough for an oversized rig. With 3 or 4 spots for up to van size. Free overnight outside the gate. Did the drive up and down without any problems. Overnight was quiet but traffic noise starts around 6am. Very friendly helpful staff and guards. Entrance price still $10 US for night and $5 for day. Not that much can be see during the day due to fume clouds.

For the day visit I took a shuttle $3 US. When we reached the top he tried to tell me it was $2 to return. Said no and when finished started walking down. LOL ..met him again as he was going back up ..... he insisted I get in and drove me down no charge. Possible con?

Stayed here in a 25' Class C, 11' or 3.3m high.

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We there have past one night with one 24 feet. Ideal for not have to drive at night, night who was very calm.

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Nice place to stay after visiting the volcano. You can park overnight outside the gate. They close at 19:30 hr after that very quite. Very friendly staff.

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I'm bike touring.Cyclists can't ride into the park.I left my bike with the guards and took the bus at 17:00.100C.Then
after I came back at around 18:30 pitch dark,I camp outside the gate.Guards were friendly and helpful.There a water tap near the gate too and can use the toilet inside.Perfect place to camp!

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Good place to spend a night after the volcano.
They have bathroom at the entrance.
Guarded all the night but music all the night too.

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Hay dos turnos para tomar ,el de día cuesta 100 Cordobas y el de noche cuesta 10 dólares, ese tomamos nosotras es de las 5:30 hasta las 7:30
Es un lugar genial con subidas leves todo pavimentado y al oscurecer la lava del volcán se puede ver de manera increíble 👍🏻 nos dejaron dormir en la entrada es seguro cuenta con guardia y Baños 👌🏽

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Great spot to spend the night after doing the volcano night tour. You park just outside the gate in the shade. The staff was very welcoming and happy to let us stay the night. Secure as there is a night guard. There doesn’t seem to be any time restrictions anymore for the tour. We went up and spent about 30 mins at the museum and an hour by the lava hole. You can also do a quick hike just before sundown if you have time which has an amazing view.

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We paid 10$ pp to enter during the night, stayed in the parking lot next to guards station, we could use the restrooms. I was a little bit hot.

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We spent the night here after going to the crater. Probably more noisy in PM hours and from 6ish AM than in a city but access to toilets and some breeze made it up

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We spent the night in front of the park without any trouble and the guard let us use the toilet. Quiet the night except some cars. Good place

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cool place to visit and check out an active volcano and see the lava at night. friendly guards let you stay just outside the gate at night. was a little noisy at times but a good place to rest after a night view of the volcano

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el año pasado en el mes de julio solicitamos permiso para dormir en la entrada del parque nacional volcan Masaya y al día siguiente entramos y subimos al volcan. ayer cuando veníamos en tránsito hacia costa rica pasamos y preguntamos al vigilante si podíamos dormir ahí, nos dijo que si, nos ofreció agua y sanitario si necesitábamos. así que está bien para una noche y luego entras al volcán.

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