Masaya Volcano National Park is an impressive display of some of the Earth's most powerful and fascinating elements. We had a driver take us from San Juan Del Sur to Masaya for the day, and arrived at the Volcano mid-day. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center on the road into the park - you can learn about the formation of volcanoes, the ecosystem that surrounds them and the wildlife and plant life that you'll see along the trail. The rest of the drive provides stunning views of the volcano as the smoke cloud seems to grow and grow. The experience at the rim is incredible - like nothing I've ever seen. A must-do if you're anywhere near Masaya during your time in Nicaragua.