Cerro Negro Volcano is 25 km from the colonial city of León. This volcano is the youngest in Central America (formed in 1850) as well as one of the most active ones. Its last eruption was in 1999. As well, is only about 712 meters above sea level and is best known for its black, rocky sand.
This arid black volcano has become the latest site for adventurous travellers. After slogging up the slope it’s possible to slide down on top a board at great speed. The sand-boarding is best for those seeking high adrenaline activities. Protective clothing is available, but don’t take your best trainers. The most difficult part is climbing the volcano in the heat. Once on top, the descent takes only few minutes.