Miraflor Nature Reserve

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Miraflor Cloudforest reserve [1] is a community of organic farms located at about 30 km North-East of Estelí in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.

Understand

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

To get to Miraflor, you may take the bus from Esteli to Yali at the Cotran Norte Bus Terminal. Buses leave at 6.00am, 12 noon and 15.40.

Fees/Permits

Entry is Free.

Get around

Buses between Yali and Esteli pass through the park, ask locals for time. Hitchhiking and horseback riding are also options.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

  • Posada La Soñada, (Bus from Estelí to Yalí at terminal Cotran Norte (6AM, noon, 4PM; 1 h 45; C$20). Stop at “La Rampla”. Walk 1.5 km toward the community “El Cebollal” following signs ”Posada La Soñada”). Doña Corina's place is a haven of quietness. The home-made food is simply a delight. You can walk on a self-guided trail around the farm and watch colibris. There is even a new tree-house to sleep with the birds at about 8 m high. US$17-20 (bunks / cabins) including 3 meals and drinks.
  • Finca Neblina Del Bosque [2] http://www.facebook.com/fincaneblinadelbosque Located in the brilliant cloudforest of Esteli is environmentally friendly and fully sustainable. The farm is 100% solar energy and a wood burning and BioGas kitchen. They harvest their own organic food and have crystal clear water pulled from a bicycle driven well. In addition there are private cabins, a large bed and a warm down comforter is solar hot showers ! Also included in a day is three delicious (many vegetarian options) meals with organic refreshments and homegrown coffee.

Camping

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

Buses leave at 7.15, 11.30 and 4.15 from Mirafor toward Esteli. The trip is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

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