The Northern Highlands has a timeless ambience that makes them Nicaragua’s best-kept secret. Here, several cloud forest reserves are found at higher altitudes, most notably the Reserva Natural Miraflor.
Reserva Natural Miraflor features a network of trails designed to make most of the diverse range of wildlife that live here; from resplendent quetzal to the river otter, and a vibrant array of flora including orchids.
North of Managua the valley rears steeply toward the Honduran border with a ribbon of tall rugged mountain peaks shrouded in thick cloud forest and pine trees. Waterfalls cascade from tall granite ridges and the fertile valley below is speckled with acres of prime coffee and tobacco plantations.