In the department of Esteli, specifically in the town of Pueblo NuevoPueblo Nuevo, you are the paleontological site of El Bosque. Here fossils dating back 20,000 to 30,000 years old were found. evidence of the existence of human life of 13,000 years old were also found, making it one of the oldest in Central America.
In the department of Estelí there are 55 sites with archaeological remains, no municipality that does not have a place to visit to learn about the life of the first settlers in the region. Among them was the town of Condega was declared Archaeological Municipality by the large number of places where discoveries were made.
This department also reveals other episodes in the history of Nicaragua, as the time of General of Free Men, Augusto Cesar Sandino, who fought their battles alunas in this region. As the latest episode of the Sandinista revolution, being the city of Esteli, known as the city three times heroic.
And if it’s nature, this department is not far behind. In its territory are several nature reserves and an ecological park.
Nature Reserve Tisey-La Estanzuela in the municipality of the city of Esteli, with the known Salto de la Estanzuela, its trails and caves and the chance to taste authentic pecorino and goat Grenache.
Natural Reserve Miraflor-Moropotente, with a number of viewpoints, pools and spectacular water falls. Without forgetting its lagoon, their farms and their ecological agro tourist stays.
Nature Reserve Quiabuc-Las Brisas, with its panoramic views from the hill Rows or its refreshing waters under the Salto La Golondrina views.
Natural Reserve Tomabú in the municipalities of the city of Esteli and La Trinidad.
Nature Reserve The Patasta-Tepesomoto, which spans the department of Madriz and invites us their agro-ecological farms and delight us with their renowned quality coffee.
In each of these protected areas can enjoy the many animal species that inhabit the area, as well as the richness of its flora.
* Useful numbers *
Red Cross: 27132330
National Police: 27132615
HOW TO GET?
Esteli is 146 km north of Managua. En Km 105, joint Sebaco, follow the Panamerican Highway north. Before arriving in Esteli, turning left Tisey area and La Garnacha is reached. -duly indicators
Following the Pan American reaches Condega and later is the junction that leads to Pueblo Nuevo, veering to the left. Before Condega, on a secondary road to the right, you reach the area is appropriately Miraflor.-indicators
It is possible to Estelí from Honduras, through the border posts of El Espino or hands, following the Pan American Highway 70km southward Managua.
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