"Masaya's Volcano:boiling and raising magma" Nicaragua Things to Do Tip by Varinia

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Masaya Volcano National Park, one of Nicaragua's most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. It is the country's first national park, it comprises an area of 54 km2 with more than 20 km of scenic roads and trails, leading to and around the two impressive volcanos and five formidable craters.

The Masaya Volcano, also known as POPOGATEPE meaning the "MOUNTAIN THAT BURNS" in the language of the indigenous Chorotega tribe One of its craters, Santiago, currently displays gaseous activity and incadescent lava in its interior.

Address: carretera a Masaya

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  • Written Aug 31, 2006
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