Volcan Telica | Informal Campsite

Nicaragua

Details

Verified:
over 4 years ago
Altitude:
642.5 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
d321605

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Unknown

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Description

If you have a small vehicle ( we drive a landrover with rooftop tents, you can drive up some thing a little bigger than that), 4x4 and high clearance you can drive very close to the crater of volcan Telica. The dirt road starts at the beginning of the main road between telica and chinandega coming from telica.
Its a veru slow drive of about 1,5 hours. You arrive at a small parking where there might be a guardian charging the entrance fee of 3 US pr person. From here you can walk about 1.5 km to the crater. Great views along the whole trail and also from the parking.Asked guardian. Said you can spend the night. Safe.
We continued another 10 min along the dirt road which deteriorates and becomes somewhat diffecult. Ends up at a small community where there is a kind of cabana where people visiting the volcano can sleep in hammocks or on mattresses. You can camp there as well. No view but the hike to the volcano and mirador is shorter and easier, about 20-30 min. We spent the night there. Both overnight spots are free. The first parking more quiet. No roosters, dogs etc.
Both places have very simple toilets.
Volcano and views from volcano towards Volcan Momotombo and San Cristobal fantastic. Worth the long and slow drive.

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Great spot!!! That’s the furthest you can drive. We arrive at about 4:00 pm and had the time to hike up there and see the crater (left path when you get upthere) and the beautiful sunset (right path when you get upthere). We paid 3 dollars pp to hike and spend the night. We slept on the parking lot.

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Perfect spot! Made it up here in a 4WD Tacoma with no issues at all. Did the hike at sunset without a guide. Only a few others at the top. Cute dogs around. We hung out in the shady hammocks in the afternoon and cooked in the cooking shelter because it was windy. Paid 3pp for the hike (really beautiful!). Passed a very peaceful night. I can't imagine the parking lot below would be as good, so if you have 4WD you try to make it to this spot! You have to ask around a little once you get to the community because the camp spot is through a couple gates.

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Arrived before sunset and made the easy 30' hike early in the morning whitout guide. Just awesome! Paid 3$pp for camping and 3$pp for the vulcano (no other entery fee).

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Amazing experience camping here. 4WD recommended, I think a 2WD will do as long as it has high clearance. Our RAV4 with road tires made it up there without many problems, hit a few rocks with the front diff though. The hike up from the parking area is about 40 mins. Beautiful views from the crater rim of the lava below and of the surrounding area. Camping is very basic and hard to find a spot that is a bit leveled. Loads of
stars at night if the sky is clear of clouds. Try and make a long exposure photo of the Vulcano and you will see the red glow and stars (photo included in review).

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If you have a small vehicle ( we drive a landrover with rooftop tents, you can drive up some thing a little bigger than that), 4x4 and high clearance you can drive very close to the crater of volcan Telica. The dirt road starts at the beginning of the main road between telica and chinandega coming from telica.
Its a veru slow drive of about 1,5 hours. You arrive at a small parking where there might be a guardian charging the entrance fee of 3 US pr person. From here you can walk about 1.5 km to the crater. Great views along the whole trail and also from the parking.Asked guardian. Said you can spend the night. Safe.
We continued another 10 min along the dirt road which deteriorates and becomes somewhat diffecult. Ends up at a small community where there is a kind of cabana where people visiting the volcano can sleep in hammocks or on mattresses. You can camp there as well. No view but the hike to the volcano and mirador is shorter and easier, about 20-30 min. We spent the night there. Both overnight spots are free. The first parking more quiet. No roosters, dogs etc.
Both places have very simple toilets.
Volcano and views from volcano towards Volcan Momotombo and San Cristobal fantastic. Worth the long and slow drive.

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