Northern Highlands (Nicaragua)
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Northern Highlands is a region in Nicaragua.
- Miraflor Nature Reserve
- Canyon de Somoto
This part of the country is where Nicaragua grows most of its coffee. The revolution and the Contra War were fought hardest in the mountains of "Las Segovias" (the northern departamentos), and you can still see plenty of revolutionary murals in cities like Estelí. The region is also notably better at soccer than the rest of the country, where baseball rains supreme with Real Estelí having won all national championships from 2007 to 2014
Buses to Estelí leave from Managuas Mercado Mayoreo
- There are several coffee-farms that while growing coffee also offer tourism explaining and showing the production process from plant to cup, which you can drink after the tour most of the time
The famous Nicaraguan coffee that you have been searching all the time but just couldn't get? It is grown here and you can have a cup of marvelous black caffeine water around almost every corner.
Although this is one of the parts of the country where the Contra War hit hardest, it is mostly mine-free. If you should happen upon a place that is not, stay on the main road and ask your guides.