Know Before You Go
The Cerro Negro can be reached by taking the bypass road from León that leads to the highway to Chinandega. Only a couple of kilometers from León there is a sign pointing to Lechecuagos, a rural community, and there is also a sign that indicates the Cerro Negro. From here the road is unpaved and signs are set up in the direction of the volcano. Sometimes road signs are missing in this maze of sandy paths, so be sure to ask around whenever the direction is not clear.If you don't want to climb Cerro Negro on your own you can also book a tour with one of the hostels/hotels or tour agencies in Leon. The price for the tour usually includes the entrance fees, transportation, a bilingual guide, volcano boarding gear, and a small snack.Most backpackers who board down Cerro Negro stay in the city of Leon but those who prefer the breeze, day trips can be booked from the beach town, Las Peñitas.