North Nicaragua


North Nicaragua is totally different from the rest of the country and has a very special charm. We changed the beaches and colonial cities by the inland mountains and rural villages. The weather is cooler in some areas and the economy focuses on agricultural production. Primarily coffee and traditional crops, such as corn and beans. In the department of Esteli, the snuff is taking a strong role in agriculture in the area and also attracts the tourism sector.

If you come from the south, the logical route to be Matagalpa, Jinotega, Esteli, Somoto (Madriz) and Ocotal (Nueva Segovia). To know well all destinations in Northern Nicaragua, intended recommend at least a week.

Matagalpa:

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If you have heat in Nicaragua, it is the perfect place to go. The department is quite extensive and has great patr

Natural iminium to enjoy it calmly.

From the city of Matagalpa is easy to communicate with other villages in the area and the weather is usually very nice, although it rains more during the rainy season than in other areas of the country, so we recommend you to take prepared clothes if you get wet.

 

matagalpa

In the city has a variety of restaurants that will offer you from typical local food to delicious international food.

If you want to know a coffee farm from within, Matagalpa is the best choice. There are several eco-tourist farms where you can stay and discover how the country’s main agricultural product is cultivated. We also recommend that you do not stop drinking coffee all over northern Nicaragua, it is exquisite!

 

matagalpa

 

If you love nature, spend a day in booking Selva Negra or Nature Reserve Peñas Blancas or Salto de Santa Emilia are a very good choice. The views are amazing and the weather is very refreshing walk through the forests of the area guarantees relaxation and in the case of the latter, bathe in the refreshing waters of the river is a unique experience. How recommendation, go well shod, because usually there is high humidity, it is easy to have areas where the soil is a little slippery.

For those who like rural areas, the towns of Sébaco, Ciudad Dario, San Ramon and San Isidro, are very quiet and beautiful. Knowing the markets, go to the cafes and eat some güirila with cheese, typical dish of the area, are very enriching experiences.

 

matagalpa

 

Jinotega:

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Located a little further north, the city of Jinotega is still cooler than Matagalpa. Coffee is also the priority of the agricultural area and during the harvest ends in frenetic trading activity.

The city is small and quiet, you know walk without any problem, the people are very friendly and willing to help. In addition, you can eat very well in it.

 

jinotega

The department of Jinotega has great natural resources. The best known, of course, is the nature reserve Bosawás, lung Nicaragua and beautiful forest area with abundant fauna and flora. It is highly recommended to go to Lake Apanas to spend the day and swim is very refreshing. If you have time, the Reserve Datanlí-El Diablo is also perfect for hiking and discover the deep Nicaragua site.

jinotega

For those who enjoy rural areas, the towns of San Rafael del Norte and San Sebastian de Yali will welcome them with open arms. Eating a delicious barbecue on them and have a coffee is highly recommended.

Estelí:

The Department of Estelí is the ultimate destination of North Nicaragua. It is extensive and has many different activities to offer.

The city of Esteli department capital and economic heart of the region is enough and has everything we need to explore the area. Good restaurants to enjoy the exquisite northern food. Esteli Hotels and lodgings also has very good quality as well as business activities that will provide the necessary support for tour the area. Bars and nightlife sites are also varied in Esteli, where you can have a few drinks and discover the northern night.

 

esteli

Cerca de la ciudad, y por toda la zona, hay extensas plantaciones de tabaco; conocer el proceso de plantación y manufactura del tabaco es una actividad turística muy apreciada para el público internacional. Es importante recalcar que los puros de la zona de Estelí han sido galardonados cada año con importantísimos premios internacionales.

La naturaleza es extensa por todo el departamento. Destinar unos días a descubrir las reservas naturales de la zona es muy recomendable. Destacan la Reserva Natural de Miraflor, donde se desarrollan varios proyectos eco-turísticos en sus comunidades, el Salto de la estanzuela dentro de la Reserva Natural del Tisey, donde podrá refrescarse en sus aguas. La Reserva Natural de Tomabú, o la menos conocida Reserva Natural de Quiabuc- Las Brisas, con extensas montañas que recorrer y disfrutar.

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The villages in the area are also very gentle to visit. Handicrafts include San Juan de Limay, where Marmolina and ceramic work since ancient times. As well as the towns of La Trinidad, San Nicolas de Oriente, Condega and Pueblo Nuevo. All very safe and quiet, where to eat and drink coffee are always very peaceful experience.

Somoto:

somoto madriz

Madriz department is well known touristically down the Cañon de Somoto, located in the provincial capital and center of trade in the area, the town of Somoto. The Canyon is an experience that is always fun. Admission is regulated by INTUR and it is advisable to hire a tour to a local guide who knows the area.

somoto madriz

The city of Somoto is small and can be covered on foot without problem. It has several hotels and lodges to sleep and relax, as well as many restaurants serving the local cuisine, where no shortage of rice and beans, or gallopinto. Somoto donuts are very famous and appreciated by all Nicaraguans, and like the rest of the northern departments, coffee is ubiquitous, very cheap and recommended to taste.

somoto madriz

People all over the department are small, quiet and very safe. If you want to know the rural Nicaragua, Madriz department is perfect. Palacagüina, Yalagüina, Telpaneca, Totogalpa, San Juan del Río Coco or Cusmapa are very close to the town of Somoto and are easy to visit.

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Ocotal / Nueva Segovia:

The department of Nueva Segovia is very busy for its border crossing with the neighboring country, Honduras. The departmental capital is the city of Ocotal, commercial and administrative center of the whole area. The city is quite small and quiet, you can easily meet walk and is a good point from which to discover the area. There is a good variety of hotels to sleep and restaurants serving northern and international food. It is well connected by bus and has a nice market to buy groceries.

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The department is known for the production of coffee and has several natural destinations that are very nice.

 

ocotal

The nearby village of Dipilto has a very refreshing river and Jalapa, Mozonte, Ciudad Antigua, San Fernando or Quilalí are very quiet villages where rural life know North of the country.

ocotal

North of the country is a totally different peaceful destination, colonial cities and the Caribbean and will not stop surprising people with his kind, gastronomy, coffee, climate and extensive nature reserves.