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    Esteli Region

    The department of Esteli covers a relatively small area in the northern region of Nicaragua, being approximately just over two thousand square kilometers. The estimated population of two hundred and fifteen thousand are scattered across the six municipalities which includes La Trinidad, San Nicolas, Condega, Pueblo Nuevo, Esteli and San Juan de Limay. Cities, towns and villages in the Esteli ...

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    Selva Negra Reserve

    For a truly unique experience, you simply have to visit the Selva Negra Cloud Forest Reserve. Situated at an elevation of more than 3000 feet, this 1500 square acre farm is a modern marvel. Upon entering at the European-style gatehouse complete with red and white stripped bar, you feel as if you have entered another world. Yet, while the reserve and coffee plantation are strongly German, ...

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    Isla Juan Venado Reserve

    Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve is an important protected area in Nicaragua. It forms part of the country's national park system and is well-known as a vital coastal wetland region. The stunning Juan Venado Island is situated near the fascinating city of León to the south of the beaches of Las Peñitas and Poneloya. As such, it is convenient to reach and is frequently included in tours of the ...

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    La Flor Wildlife Refuge

    The La Flor Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua is made up of one of the most beautiful beaches on the south Pacific. The pure white sand is bordered by tropical forests on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The reserve is small, being only 800 hectares, but it is where 30,000 Olive Ridley turtles or Paslama come each year to mate and make their nesting areas. Fundacion Cocibolca is the ...

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    Los Guatuzos Refuge

    The Refugio de Vida Sivestre Los Guatuzos, or Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, contains the best areas for viewing tropical fauna and flora in Nicaragua. The wildlife refuge protects 43,750 hectares of wetland and tropical wet forests located south of Lake Nicaragua and west of the San Juan River. It is also the only tropical wetland that is internationally recognized in Nicaragua and holds an ...

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    Montibelli Nature Reserve

    One of a few privately owned nature reserves in Nicaragua, the Montibelli Nature Reserve is well known as being one of the best places to go for great bird watching. It is located just 30 minutes from Managua and covers a large section of the Pacific basin, so there is plenty of tropical dry forest to explore. The reserve is rich in plant and animal life and you will find birds such as ...

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    Mombacho Reserve

    On top of the inactive Mombacho Volcano you will find the 2,500-acre Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve where stunning cloud forest flora can be observed. The reserve is southwest of Managua near Lake Cocibolca - also known as Lake Nicaragua - and is surrounded by small farms and coffee plantations. The Cocibolca Foundation keeps a close eye on how the protected Cloud Forest Reserve is managed ...

  • Attractions

    Nicaragua has so much on offer that it can be difficult trying to decide where to start. Do you take a canopy tour of the forest - swinging from trees on specially adapted cables not quite unlike a monkey? Or perhaps a picnic beside the stunning waterfalls of La Maquina is more your style?

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    El Jaguar Reserve

    For a little bit of paradise and a splendid cup of coffee, head to the El Jaguar Cloud Forest Reserve. This privately owned forest reserve is situated roughly 1 300 meters above sea level and enjoys many majestic forest plants such as prehistoric ferns and giant oak trees – some of which are an incredible 50 meters in height. You will also find bromeliads, strangler figs and a dazzling array ...

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    Chocoyero Nature Reserve

    The small, 41 square kilometer Chocoyero Nature Reserve is located in a narrow canyon. This protected area is just less than 28 kilometers from the town of Managua and is home to the Scandalous Chocoyo - a variety of the Pacific green parakeet. These beautiful birds make their nests on the cliffs of the canyon, near any water that may trickle down. Other birds and animals that you can see ...