Welcome to Northern Highlands
Nicaragua's Northern Highlands are off the typical backpacker route through the country, but nobody with an interest in coffee, cigars and wonderful scenery should miss them. Here colorful quetzals nest in misty cloud forests, and Nicaragua’s best coffee and tobacco are cultivated with both capitalist zeal and collective spirit. With a little time and commitment you’ll get pounded by waterfalls; explore Somoto's canyon; and pay tribute to the pirates, colonists, revolutionaries, artists and poets who were inspired by these fertile mountains and mingled with the open-hearted people who’ve lived here for generations.
La Dalia & Peñas Blancas
Reserva Natural Cerro El Arenal
Ocotal to Jalapa
San Rafael del Norte
Área Protegida Miraflor
Área Protegida Cerro Tisey-Estanzuela