Volcán Masaya

masaya

We visited the Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya on a day trip from Granada.  Located just off the main highway that links Granada with Managua, it’s a short ride from town and any Managua bound bus will drop you just outside the entrance.  From there it’s an additional 6km to reach the summit of the volcano and the Plaza de Oviedo which overlooks Cráter Santiago.  Emiting giant clouds of smoke and smelling strongly of sulfur, this very active crater is the park’s main attraction.  It’s believed that during pre-hispanic times Cráter Santiago was the site of human sacrifices to the goddess of fire.

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