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Nature & Parks · Waterfalls · National Parks
Sitting up in the north central highlands, Esteli enjoys a fairly mild climate throughout the year. A university town with a history of socialist support, Esteli has a creative air, with art galleries and artisan workshops throughout the main urban area. The surrounding fields have long been used for tobacco growing, with cigar manufacturing still one of the major sources of income in town. The surrounding landscape can be explored on a range of excursions around its forested mountains, waterfalls, and cloud forests, with the temperate climate making the journeying particularly refreshing. Plan the details of your Esteli holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Nicaragua online travel route planner.
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Popular things to do in Esteli

Reserva Natural Miraflor ©
Nature / Park
Reserva Natural Miraflor
Duration: 2h 30 min
Esteli Waterfall ©
Esteli Waterfall
Duration: 2h 30 min
El Jalacate ©
Hiking Trail
El Jalacate
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Reserve Tisey Estanzuela
National Park
National Reserve Tisey Estanzuela
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Esteli

Escuela de Espanol Colibri ©
Educational Site
Escuela de Espanol Colibri Matagalpa
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cañón de Somoto ©
Cañón de Somoto Somoto
Duration: 4 hours
Cerro Apante ©
Cerro Apante Matagalpa
Duration: 8 hours
National Coffee Museum
Specialty Museum
National Coffee Museum Matagalpa
Duration: 2h 30 min

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