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  • Surfing down a Volcano (Nicaragua): Hurtling down the side of a black volcano at 64kmph (37 mph) on a wooden board brings a whole new perspective to surfing in Nicaragua. The volcano is Cerro Negro, just outside León, in the dusty lowlands northwest of the capital.
  • Canopy Tours Mombacho (Nicaragua): A spectacular 17-platform canopy system at Hacienda Cutirre on the eastern face of the Mombacho volcano was actually designed by the inventor of the sport, which means you're in for a heart-stopping ride.
  • Kayaking Around Isla Juan Venado (Nicaragua): Pelicans and herons step over crocodiles, iguanas, and caimans as you paddle through a labyrinth of channels and waterways in this protected mangrove swamp on the Pacific coast close to León.
  • Hiking through Miraflor Nature Reserve (Nicaragua): Miraflor is a slice of Eden in the northern highlands of Nicaragua. Orchids bloom amid begonias and moss-draped oak trees, while toucans and parakeets hide among the foliage. Hike La Chorrera trail as far as a 60m-high (197-ft.) waterfall, going past ancient caves and prehistoric mounds.

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