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The Spanish baptized the active volcano “The Mouth of Hell”.
They planted a cross, “La Cruz de Bobadilla”, on the crater lip in the 16th century in order to exorcise the Devil.
Shortly before sunset head over to the volcano where you will hopefully get a chance to see the green “Chocoyos” (Parakeets) returning to their nests inside the crater.
The Masaya Volcano National Park, comprises an area of 54 km and includes two volcanoes and five craters. The volcanoes have erupted several times in history, and were feared by both the indigenous people and the Spanish conquerors. The Spanish baptized the active volcano “La Boca Del Infierno or “The Mouth of Hell”. They planted a cross, “La Cruz de
Bobadilla” (named after Father Francisco Bobadilla), on the crater lip in the 16th century in order to exorcise the Devil.
Rocks and volcanic ashes still cover the area surrounding the volcanoes. The nature is rough yet peaceful. Different types of vegetation appeared after the eruptions. The park is also inhabited by many different kinds of animals. The park wildlife includes coyotes, skunks, raccoons, opossums, deer, iguanas, and monkeys.
We are going visit the‚ viewpoint for no more than 20 minutes, because the risk of any explosion and the gases of the volcano, which will allow you to look inside the crater mouth, and observe the lava activity from a recent crater formed.
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