Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04183
Masaya Volcano National Park provides visitors with the opportunity to observe activity at a frequently active volcano. This observation point on the NE side of Santiago crater is easily accessible from the capital city of Managua. The hazards of close access were underscored in April 2001, when a sudden explosion without precursors ejected blocks onto the parking lot and the surrounding area during a visit by cruise ship passengers. Fortunately, only minor injuries occurred.
Photo by Jaime Incer.