Nicaragua
Home > Central America > Nicaragua > Northern Highlands > Matagalpa > Around Matagalpa Activities > Rio Blanco
Page Rating
Content Quality:

Page Importance:
Author Pick:
Close Map

Book a Hotel or Hostel

Hotels Hostels & Budget
Country

City

Check in Date

Check out Date

Number of Rooms
Adults
Children



Top Nicaragua
Contributors

Rio Blanco

This protected national reserve, known to the Sumos people as the mountain of water, is actually an eroded volcano dating from Jurassic period. At 4,757 feet above sea level, it is the second highest peak in the country. Cerro Musun is home to stunning biodiversity as well as fincas, botanical gardens, and the largest waterfalls in Nicaragua. It is home to 84 species of birds and 51 types of mammals including giant anteaters, three toed sloths, ocelots, pumas and jaguars. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this area was rather inhospitable to tourists and was mostly frequented by biologists and other scientists. Located in the nearby Rio Blanco, an organization called FUNDENIC (278-3040, fundenic@ibw.com.ni) can help arrange for guides if you’re hell bent on experiencing this virgin forest. You can camp in Musun or you may be able to arrange to sleep at the biological station, but bring your own tent as there are no rentals. Buses from the Cotran Guanuca in Matagalapa will drop you off a kilometer and a half from town. From there hail down a taxi or a southbound bus (towards Managua or Boaco).

,

Other places nearby Rio Blanco: Ciudad Antigua, Jinocuabo, Mulukuku , Sebaco, Rosita, San Juan De Limay, San Ramon, San Fernando, Ocotal and Jinotepe.







14 Apr 2009

Mapa
View Rio Blanco Map




South America | Central America and Mexico | Antarctica |
Advertise | Anúnciese | Jobs | Alliances | Alianzas | Terms of Use | Contact Us | About Us | Blog | Administradores |
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:

Login
 

Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password