Reserva Natural Chocoyero-El Brujo
This deep, Y-shaped valley 23km south of Managua has a small, 184-hectare natural reserve that was originally created to safeguard almost one-third of Managua’s water supply. El Brujo (The Wizard) is a waterfall that seems to disappear underground, separated by a 400m cliff from El Chocoyero (Place of Parakeets), the less immediately impressive cascade.
Montibelli Reserva Privada
Make reservations in advance to visit one of Nicaragua’s best private reserves, tucked into a quiet corner of humid tropical forest along the meseta’s (plateau’s) flattened spine. It has excellent birding, almost 40 species of butterfly, great food and wonderful guided hikes.