Nicaragua Natural Reserves
Nicaragua has a large number of natural reserves, however most don't have adequate facilities that many foreign tourists would expect. Many of the Nicaragua Natural Reserves don't have clearly marked entrances and exits as well as readily available maps. Often times your best bet is to find a local guide to provide the guidance you need to explore the many beautiful untouched natural reserves.
Cerro Apante Natural Reserve is located in Matagalpa Department a little bit south of the city of Matagalpa.
Cerro Dantali El Diablo Natural Reserve
Cerro Kilambe Natural Reserve is located in Jinotega Department in the northern central part of Nicaragua.
Cerro Kuskawas Natural Reserve is a bit remote and therefore not often visited by tourists.
Cerro Mombachito La Vieja Natural Reserve
Cerro Musun Natural Reserve is located in Matagalpa Department and is about a 3 hour drive from the city of Managua near the city of Rio Blanco.
The Chiltepe Peninsula Natural Reserve is a very popular destination for recreational activities including hiking, boating, and birdwatching.
Cosiguina Volcano Natural Reserve is at the Northwest tip of the country of Nicaragua and is part of the peninsula that makes the Gulf of Fonseca.
The Estero Padre Ramos Natural Reserve is not a very popular destination with tourists, however it offers rich mangroves and wetlands that can be explored with a boat.
The Estero Real River and Villanueva River run through the Estero Real Natural Reserve and provide a rich environment for wildlife and plant life.
Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve
Macizos de Penas Blancas Natural Reserve
Mecatepe Lagoon Natural Reserve
Miraflor Natural Reserce is a cloud forest in northwest Nicaragua that offers a deep variety of plants and animals including a huge number of different species of orchids.
Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve is south of the city of Granada in Granada Department.
Pilas El Hoyo Natural Reserve
San Cristobal-Casita Volcano Natural Reserve
Sierra Amerrisque Natural Reserve
Camping in the dormant crater of double crater on the top of Telica Volcano is a unique and fun experience offered by the Telica Rota Natural Reserve.
Tepesomoto-Pataste Natural Reserve
The Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve is near the city of Esteli and offers hiking, great views, a picturesque waterfall, and organic farms.