Welcome to Ocotal to Jalapa
North of Ocotal a sinuous, 65km brick road branches into the Segovian pine forests and leads to mountainous Jalapa, Nicaragua's wild north. From ceramic factories to historic towns with ties to British pirate Captain Morgan and the superb scenery of Cerro Mogotón, there are some intriguing sights to see here. It helps to have your own vehicle, though Ocotal buses serve most of these locations several times daily. Remember, when it rains, some of the dirt spur roads get messy, so if you’re planning deep off-road adventures make sure to rent a 4WD.