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Matagalpa Activities

With stunning mountain ranges beckoning in all directions, travelers will likely want to spend more time outside of the city than in it. Still, Matagalpa is a great base for many excursions, and is also home to several attractions of its own, including parks, a couple of small museums, an array of churches and two cemeteries.

 









14 Apr 2009

Things to do in Matagalpa Activities

Northward Nicaragua Tours

This tour through the Nicaraguan mountains is ideal for those who like to hike. The tout take place in the country's largest natural reserve, Bosawás, an area of 730,000 square kilometers. The tour ...
Hiking
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Iglesia Catedral San Pedro

130606This blindingly white church is easy to spot in the distance, so makes a great reference point for navigating Matagalpa. After those in Granada and Leon, this is the largest cathedral in the country. ...
Historical Building
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Casa Museo Comandante Carlos Fonseca

130609In order to get a sense of the roots of the Nicaraguan Communist movement, you might want to visit the childhood home of FSLN founder, Carlos Fonseca. On display are photographs of Fonseca throughout ...
Museum
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Parque Ruben Dario

130614Providing leafy respite from the heat, Parque Ruben Dario, named for the premier Modernist poet in Latin America, is one of two small parks in Matagalpa. Grab a coffee at the snack shack, kick back ...
City Plaza
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Hiking Cerro Apante

130615This short, easily accessed hike is a good way to stretch your legs and get your heart rate up during your stay in Matagalpa. A guide is not necessary as the hike is a well marked loop. Starting at ...
Hiking
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

El Castillo del Cacao

130617Chocophiles unite! A tour through El Castillo del Cacao takes the visitor through the process of chocolate production, from the roasting of beans to the packaging of bars. The small factory, shaped ...
Other Activity
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Museo de Café

Perhaps surprisingly, the Museo de Café has very little about coffee. Most of the museum is devoted to pre-Columbian artifacts. There are stone and ceramic sculptures made by the Olmec, Toltec and ...
Museum
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Cemeteries

130618Matagalpa is home to two cemeteries. Historically, one was sanctioned for Catholics whereas the other was for foreigners. However, today they are integrated and the foreigner’s cemetery is largely ...
Other Activity
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Other Hiking Around Matagalpa

There are several day hikes that can be taken advantage of by a visitor to Matagalpa. Centro Girasol prints maps so intrepid travelers can take on the outdoors solo. A five to seven hour hike to ...
Hiking
Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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