Museo Arqueológico Julio César Salgado

Northern Highlands

Packed with ceramic bowls, studded incense burners, and stone tools dating back to AD 300. A map in the corner marks some 60 unexcavated or partially excavated archaeological sites in the area.

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1. Mirador


This faux control tower lookout at the Parque El Avion offers fantastic views of the town, its tiled roofs and palm trees jutting out of a canopy of green…

2. Parque El Avion

0.12 MILES

Condega’s most unique attraction is the riveted twin-engine bomber used by the FAN (Nicaraguan Air Force) to bomb the region. It was shot down on April 7,…

3. La Perla

8.77 MILES

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…

4. Sontule

9.07 MILES

This friendly community is surrounded by coffee farms managed by three working cooperatives. Sontule families once worked for just four prominent…

5. Reserva Natural Tepesomoto-Pataste

10.92 MILES

Somoto's 'other' natural reserve, around 15km to the southwest of town, is rarely visited but has a hiking trail and is a popular spot for horseback…

6. Coyolito

11.26 MILES

The lowest settlement in Miraflor, Coyolito is also the warmest and closest to Estelí. It offers magnificent views, especially from the Mirador La Meseta,…

7. La Labranza

11.64 MILES

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…

8. La Pita

11.9 MILES

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…