Parking Mombacho volcan | Established Campground

Nicaragua

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Last Visited: 6 months ago
GPS: 11.84161, -86.01274
Altitude: 363.3 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Unknown
Pet Friendly: Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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this is the parking before trekking the Mombacho volcano. the security told us it was fine staying overnight for free. it has toilets but not showers . it has WiFi . beautiful place to stay

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We tried driving past all the buildings to go to the camping spot near the café, but the road is blocked at this point. We said we were going to the café, but the gatekeeper says it's only open on the weekends. They wanted to charge $5pp entry fee, plus $20 camping fee. As soon as we said no thank you and went to leave, the lady said we could camp for $10 instead. We ended up leaving anyways, everything just seems quite expensive.

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Very quiet place.. normally you have to climb the vulcano to park for the night but we were able to talk to the guards and they let us park for a donation. Nice breeze at night and very quiet!!

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got here at 5 and the office asked $10 for camping the night. steep considering it was just a dirty bathroom and not much else, but we did it since it was almost sunset. paid an additional $7pp to hike and do the crater loop.

moderately out of shape and took 2.5 hours up and 1.5 down. not really worth hiking up, at least go have a coffee at Flores and leave your vehicle there while you walk up. or pay for their transport.

see price list attached as picture

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Walking up took me about 2 hours. Walking down around 1.5 hours. Going down felt much harder because of the steep slope of the road. It was possible to take a transport up to the top.

if you want to walk the crater trail, it was another 2 usd. I wasn't checked the entire time. There was a guy at a gate after the zipline place. maybe he checked if people paid for the entrance. at the top no one checked. so eventually it is not necessary to pay the 2 usd for the crater trail?

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No wifi.

Bathrooms clean with soap and toilet paper. Stayed the night for free. To walk to Mombacho it is 5km up the road and from there the hiking trails start. Prices for foreigners are:
Walking 5usd pp
Driving 22usd pp + 5usd pp

You can drive without paying the car fee up to 'cafe las flores'. It is a very steep cobble stone road which can get slippery and with some dip ditches which requiere decent clearance.
No propblem with a VW Eurovan (T4) FWD. Employee's car Toyota Yaris Sedan makes it up too by crossing the ditches diagonally.

The park's employees won't let you through if they think your car won't make it.

To drive all the way to the trail heads they require you to have a real 4WD newer then 2006 and with 4L. Not sure how strict and how necessary this actualy is.

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You can only park here if you do the tour as well.

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this is the parking before trekking the Mombacho volcano. the security told us it was fine staying overnight for free. it has toilets but not showers . it has WiFi . beautiful place to stay

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