The beating heart of the Cloud forest & Coffee plantations

Its territory, which is crossed by two mountains, features several rivers flows, interesting towns, rural communities, rural tourism facilities and many natural attractions such as mountains, natural reserves, lakes and waterfalls. Near the capital city is the small San Ramon, where there are areas of reserves, old coffee plantations and mines, some of which offer community-based tourism activities. Some of the activities that you can try are based on Eco Rural practices, from picking the coffee to the mill processing until you can drink it. There are lot of activities where you can shared with the locals and help the community. At Selva Negra you will admire the Cloud Forest Reserve by foot or by horseback ride getting down by their coffee fields. Finca Esperanza Verde , it a Ecolodge and nature reserve run by local staff offers comfortable lodging, shade-grown organic coffee, rain forest walks over well marked trails and other natural wonders like the Butterfly Conservatory

Birdwatching in the Arenal Cloudforest
As an ecological bridge between North and South America, Nicaragua has an impressive diversity of resident and migratory birds. Very near Matagalpa, lies the nature reserve El Arenal, a cloud forest rich in ...
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$70
Cerro Apante Nature Reserve
If you are in Matagalpa, do not need to travel far to enjoy a walk in the forest and an amazing panoramic view over the city. Cerro Apante is a nature reserve located a few kilometers from Matagalpa and a sh...
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$75
Chocolate Factory El Castillo
For more than three thousand years, long before the arrival of Europeans five centuries ago, the ancient inhabitants of Mesoamerica were consuming cocoa. The passion for the chocolate was born here. In El Ca...
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$60
City Tour and the Chocolate Factory
Learn about the culture, economy, history, and way of life of the “Matagalpinos”. This unique tour is designed to experience daily life in this important Nicaraguan city. We will visit the “Foreigners...
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$65
Coffee Tour & Tasting
Welcome to La Hammonia Farm, growers of Selva Negra Estate Coffee, located in the highlands of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. We are proud to offer you a top quality organic, rainforest alliance certified coffee. You...
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$20
El Chile Indigenous Community
The indigenous community of El Chile is a living example of the struggle for a people's cultural and historical preservation. On this tour we will visit the weaving workshop where a group of women have becom...
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$105
Fair Trade and La Reyna Goldmines (CBT)
The tunnels of old goldmines preserve the histories of the miners who for more than 30 years extracted gold in this area. Many years later, the inhabitants of Mina La Reyna stopped searching for the precious...
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$70
Half-Day Coffee Tour
In the face of increasing deforestation, plantations of shade-grown coffee have become one hope for mitigating climate change. On this tour we will visit a coffee cooperative where you can be part of the col...
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$70
Matagalpa City Tour
Learn about the culture, economy, history, and way of life of the “Matagalpinos” in a unique tour designed to experience daily life in this important Nicaraguan city. We visit the “Foreigners’ Cemete...
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$55
Nature Tour
At Selva Negra, all you need to explore the beauty and majesty of nature are your naked senses, but a trained pair of eyes can help you unlock mysteries that you might miss on your own. Our English-speaking ...
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$30
Sustainable Tour
Tour the farm in our mini-van accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Highlights include our workers' village, barns and farm animals, greenhouses, the laboratory where we make our own organic weed and pest co...
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$15
The Dark Side of the Forest (Night Tour Apante)
When the sun sets and night begins to fall, the forest puts on a little-known show. All diurnal animals find a safe place to spend the night and predators go out to look for food. We will walk the trails of ...
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$65