ARE THE VOLCANOES IN NICARAGUA ACTIVE?
Most of the volcanoes in Nicaragua are active and many of them erupted the last couple of years. We are concerned of the risk to hike an active volcano so we pay close attention to any warning from our government and sometimes a hike can be cancelled due to unexpected volcanic activity. However, Los Maribios does its best to minimize any risk and bring everyone back home safely.
Temperature in the west-side of Nicaragua goes between 85F-95F during day-time. Therefore, if you are thinking in doing a hike in Nicaragua then please bring a 50F sleeping bag and a simple jacket to enjoy a warm night near the crater of a volcano.
Note: We recommend to carry a raincoat if you are coming to Nicaragua after June due to raining season.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: HIKING
What should i wear?
For any over-night hike, we highly recommend to apply sun-screen and wear long-sleeves shirts (Dri-Fit Tech) as well as hat/sunglasses before starting any hike to avoid sunburns during day-time. We also tell our friends to carry at least 5-liters of water to avoid dehydration.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
All of our hikes cover:
- Private guide fees
- Transportation fees ("Chicken Bus")
- Entrance fees
You must bring your own camping gear as well as your food. However, we provide camping gear for rent like camping tent (1-person or 2-person), 50F sleeping bag and 40 liters backpack. If you want to rent some of our camping gear, please let us know.
DO I NEED TO BUY BOTTLED WATER?
Yes, I would recommend to buy bottled water before any hike. The typical size for bottles of water that you will find here is 500ml but you can also find 1 liter, 1.5 liters, 2 liters and 1 gallon of water. You can purchase bottles of water in any supermarket.
WHERE CAN I STAY IN NICARAGUA?
We provide hikes to all the pacific side of Nicaragua so we highly recommend you to stay in Leon or in Managua City. Los Maribios provides the best hostels for you so feel free to check our partners and try to get in touch with them. If you need any help with your stay, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will do our best to make your stay in Nicaragua as best as possible.
NOTE: You are also welcome to spend the night in our office in Managua for free and we will provide a small night-tour around Managua before you flight back home.
CAN I LEAVE SPARE BAGS AND VALUABLES WITH YOU WHILE I AM ON A HIKE?
Yes, you can leave all the things that you are not going to use on the hike as well as your valuables like passport with us. We recommend to carry a copy of your passport front page at all times and bring extra cash with you.
NOTE: Please do not exchange US dollars to Cordobas at the International Airport of Managua. If you arrive to Nicaragua during day-time and you speak a little bit of spanish, then you can exchange your money in Managua, Leon as well as Granada downtown. If you want to get more info about exchange rates and where to exchange US dollars, please feel free to ask us.
ARE OUR HIKES DIFFICULT?
We provide customized hikes to our friends so it's up to you and your trekking experience. We provide one up to five days hike where we can hike a lot of volcanoes around the west-side of Nicaragua.
How much does it cost to do a private HIKE?
All of our hikes require a minimum of 4 person. If you want to request a private hike for yourself or with a friend, we can still help you out but the price of the hike will go up a little bit.
HOW CAN I PAY TO BOOK A HIKE?
If you want to hike with us, then you may proceed to pay half of the price for any hike in Paypal (username: firstname.lastname@example.org). When you arrive to Nicaragua and we meet each other, then you can proceed to pay the rest in cash.
Once we finish our hike, you may provide a small tip only if you enjoy hiking with us.
HOW MUCH DOES A DIGITAL PICTURE COST?
All of our digital pictures cost between $20 to $25 US Dollars. You may check our online store and if you like one of the pictures, you may proceed to purchase it though PAYPAL.
NOTE: We try to update our photo gallery monthly and show to our friends the beauty of Nicaragua.
CAN YOU CAPTURE OUR HIKE WITH YOUR CAMERA?
Yes, we can bring a DSLR camera to your hike and help you capture those beautiful shots for you like sunrise, sunset, blue hour or milky way. You and friends can also be on the picture. Once we finish our hike, we will share all the pictures with you through our dropbox account. For more information, please let us know.
If we did not answer your question, please contact us and let us know your question. We will be happy to be in contact with you as soon as possible.