Northern Nicaragua Property is perfect for Eco-Tourism and Coffee
Matagalpa means ‘let’s go up the rocky hill’ and that is exactly what Nicaragua property here is. The city in northern Nicaragua is built at an elevation and its climate is much cooler than the Pacific lowlands or other major cities. Plenty of rains mean a lot of greenery and water bodies in the region and you can be forgiven for thinking you are in Europe, particularly since a large number of people from Europe and North America settled here in the nineteenth century.
They bought Nicaragua property in these northern highlands and many are coffee planters and agriculturists. In fact even the surnames of the people here reflect their European ancestry. Matagalpa is also known for its unique black ceramics.
Nicaragua real estate here is much sought after for coffee plantations; in fact one of them was recently recognized as the best coffee plantation in the world. The “Chimborazo” Mountains, is an ecological reserve with a wide variety of birds like the emerald toucan, butterflies and wildlife including howler monkeys. The Nicaragua property in the region is perfect for relaxation, to appreciate nature, biological research or an eco-friendly coffee plantation. Magnificent waterfalls and lakes provide the necessary water for any type of use.
Selva Negra is a unique, model farm here which has been described as part coffee farm, part mountain resort, part utopian colony! Coffee grown here funds a host of sustainable agriculture projects. It is owned by a German-Nicaraguan family and you can emulate their example if you buy Nicaragua real estate around here: grow coffee and have tourists. The farm is a sort of retreat-resort and has many small chalets like cottages and a beautiful chapel at the edge of the dense forest which is an old-growth protected habitat, with a rich plant and animal life. A full restaurant serves homemade breads, cakes, cheeses, all vegetables and meat coming from the farm. They have a little museum that describes the history of the area.
Their non contaminating coffee-pulp/mucilage system is admirable. The unusable pulp is normally washed into the streams after the wet-processing of coffee, contaminating the water supply. Here it is recovered for use in compost and organic fertilizer on the farm. It feeds the bio-gas recovery system that provides cooking and heating power for the farm!