From the ambiental point of view, Nicaragua
can be divided into three big regions: Pacific,
Central and Atlantic. Pacific region is crossed by a chain of big volcanoes and is caracterized by lakes, low altitude dry tropical forest and fog forests on highter places. It also includes the Pacific beaches with white sand.
In the Central region prevails over mountain system, exuberant vegetation, rivers, agricultural and cattle areas. The Atlantic region starts with low altitude rainforest going down towards the Caribbean sea where there are marine lagoons, mangrove systems, white beaches and coral reefs.
Bosawás Biosphere Reserve
The biggest Central America rainforest area. It occupies about 700.000 hectares. More ....
Miskitos Cayos Biological Reserve
Rich in coral reefs, submarine grasses, sea turtles and coloured fishes. More ....
Complex lagoon ecosystem on the northern Atlantic Coast.
Miraflor Natural Reserve
It is in Jinotega between 700 and 1450 mt high. It offers tropical savannahs, dry forests, foggy forests, arqueological sites, lagoons, wildlife (quetzals, jaguars, mountain lyons, etc.). Weather is wet and can become suddenly colder. More ....
Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve
It is part of a mangrove swamp system and its altitude is not higher than 25 mt. Its dimensions are 22 Km length and 600 mt width and contains a lot of wildlife species
Masaya Volcano National Park
, one of Nicaragua's most interesting and beatiful natural National Park. Bird's nests living on the crater walls in the middle of sulphuric gases. More ....
Mombacho Volcano Reserve
Humid forest 1400 mt high. Extinguished volcano with two craters covered with dense forest. You can find lots of orchids ad many especies of animals. In the top there are a fantastic view of the Nicaragua lake and Granada city.
Zapatera Archipelago National Park
Dry tropical forest, dry savannah and swamps. Rich in precolombian archaelogical sites and birds.
La Flor Wildlife Refugee
he "Paslama" sea turtle arrive to these beaches to lay their eggs. The turtles herd comes eight to ten times per year between July and January. It is possible to camp following the refugee strict directions.More ....
Los Gatuzos Wildlife Refugee
Rainforest, variety of migratory birds and mammal species in danger of extinction. More ....
Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve
Pristine rainforest. Rivers and marine grasses. You can find Manatees and a wide range of wildlife species.