Attractions

Mountain in Área Protegida Miraflor

Los Volcancitos

This destination for wildlife lovers is where you’ll find the best remaining patch of virgin cloud forest (although deforestation is a serious issue), home to troops of spider and howler monkeys. It’s most easily ac…
Waterfall in Área Protegida Miraflor

Pozo La Pila

A small layered waterfall feeds this lovely, round swimming hole enclosed by rock walls. The water flows from a local spring, so it's clean, and unlike other falls in the area it doesn't dry up. It's accessible from…
Viewpoint in Área Protegida Miraflor

Mirador La Meseta

This lookout point near Coyolito is perched at 1100m in the dry zone and offers fine views down the valley.
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

Coyolito

The lowest settlement in Miraflor, Coyolito is also the warmest and closest to Estelí. It offers magnificent views, especially from the Mirador La Meseta, and access to several waterfalls that range from trickling t…
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

Sontule

This friendly community is surrounded by coffee farms managed by three working cooperatives. Sontule families once worked for just four prominent landowners, who owned Miraflor and compensated their workforce only w…
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

La Perla

A fine place to immerse yourself in the collective-farming world of Miraflor, this small village is in the high zone, which means there are hundreds of orchid varieties here. It's also home to a women's farming coop…
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

La Labranza

Best known locally as the birthplace of poet and revolutionary hero Leonel Rugama (to whom there is a small monument here), this small village has some good homestays and is convenient to some fine forest hiking tra…
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

La Pita

There are not many activities for visitors in this village, but it has some fine homestay options and it's only a 30-minute walk from Cebollal. It's also the most convenient departure point for Pozo La Pila, a refre…
Village in Área Protegida Miraflor

Cebollal

The first settlement to cater to tourists, Cebollal remains the most popular. You can stay with one of many families or in more comfortable cabañas and enjoy miles of trails that reach up to 1400m, with pockets of c…
Lake in Área Protegida Miraflor

Laguna Miraflor

The lovely lake that gives its name to the entire area has an attractive position surrounded by farmland. Sadly, however, the use of chemicals by some farmers has created unusual algae growths that cover much of the…