Nature, history, coffee, religion, Ruben Dario, adventure, Sandino, indigenous peoples, crafts, water, Carlos Fonseca and nature again … this and more offered by the department of Matagalpa. Some destinations offered by this department have been disseminated and have developed services to ensure visitors an unforgettable experience with the highest quality. But most destinations, riches and jewels that have saved us this region are virtually unknown and very little exploited for tourism, which represents a direct contact with unspoilt nature and everyday life in their rural communities.

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The department of Matagalpa is composed of the provincial capital city of Matagalpa and municipalities, Ciudad Dario, Esquipulas, Matiguás, Muy Muy, Rancho Grande, Rio Blanco, San Dionisio, San Isidro del Guayabal, Sébaco, Terra Bona and the Tuma-La Dalia.

It is the southernmost department of the northern departments of Nicaragua and is one of the most mountainous country. We offer two types of climates depending on the region, in the south of the department are hot and dry weather, while in the east and the head have a much cooler and pleasant climate with temperatures ranging between 16 and 25th.

Matagalpa department offers a wide range of services and framed in ecotourism experiences ydel rural tourism activities, all closely linked to its maximum production ruble, coffee, as well as its history and famous people.

It is without doubt the perfect apartment for tourists to know the nature of the coffee mountains nicaragüenses.En full coffee route, Matagalpa is more than ready to welcome the thousands of tourists who travel every year by the department, it There are variety of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Throughout the territory of the department have been found archaeological remains and petroglyphs, from San Ramon, Matiguás and Ciudad Dario, but stands out above all, the municipality of Sébaco where you can visit the Pre-Columbian Museum Chagüitillo and sanctuaries Venado and Salto del Mico. Currently they are living in the area descendants of those first indigenous communities that preserve part of their cultural heritage, their ancestral traditions and their own organization and authorities.


Pancasán Hill House Museum and Carlos Fonseca Amador, declared a historic-cultural heritage of the nation, bring us a more recent episode in the history of the country, the Sandinista revolution.

And if we talk about famous people undoubtedly Ruben Daríotiene an important place in the department and across the country. In Ciudad Dario we can visit the house where nacióel poet, declared a Historic Cultural Monument of the Nation, and converted into a museum, or can participate in the Dariense Day is celebrated every year in January.

San Pedro Cathedral in the city of Matagalpa and the Church of the Immaculate in Sébaco are religious buildings declared historic and cultural monuments of the nation. In the pilgrimage Esquipulas Esquipulas has acquired broadcast nationally and Terrabona can meet the particular celebration to San Jose that is held in the month of March is celebrated.

In the department of Matagalpa crafts black pottery is made, declared cultural heritage of the nation. In Trinidad you can know how many colors hammocks are woven, or buy some boots leather saddlery shops of Far. In the community of Chile in San Ramon, you can travel back in time and learn the traditional techniques of indigenous peoples in weaving loom. In the community of Aranjuez you can admire the works of art that produce a group of women with sisal. In Sébaco must if you want to go to Matagalpa city, be amazed by its extensive color palette from their points of sale of vegetables and fruits, photography lovers will enjoy a great shots.

Matagalpa is a department with a great natural wealth overflowing, stunning waterfalls, trails through forests of fog wrapped, curious geological formations that guard impassive the passage of history, mines and caves shrouded in mystery and legend.

In the city of Matagalpa we can visit the Ecological Park El Calvario, where besides enjoying nature offers the possibility to practice unsafe experience for people suffering from heart disease such as Canopy. One of the most famous and visited Natural Reserves Natural Forest Reserve is Negracon his artificial lagoon, its paths and its Museum of Natural laReserva Café.En Yasika Rio Salto (Matagalpa) we can not miss a waterfall that leaves mouth open the most demanding tourist, Salto Waterfall Santa Emilia or White. Other 3 nature reserves exist in the territory of the head departamentalReserva Natural Cerro Arenal (Matagalpa City), Cerro Apante Natural Reserve (Matagalpa), (City of Matagalpa), Natural Reserve Cerro Cold-La Accomplished (City of Matagalpa) and Natural Reserve Cerro Cumaica-Cerro Alegre (Matagalpa).

In the rest of the department are Cerro Kiriwuá Nature Reserve (Matiguás), Natural Reserve Cerro Pancasán (Matiguás) Beds Penas Blancas Nature Reserve (Rancho Grande, Tuma-La Dalia), Natural Reserve Cerro Kuskawás (Rancho Grande), Natural Reserve Cerro musum (Rio Blanco), Forest Genetic Reserve and Protected Natural Area of National Interest foothills of Yúcul-Guabule-Sparrow (San Ramon) in the municipality of San Ramón can enjoy the Private Wildlife Reserve Finca Esperanza Verde.

In Ciudad Dario, you can visit the lake system RAMSAR site Playtas-Moyoguá-Tecomapa, nesting place and watching numerous tropical birds.