Best of Estelí
- Where to Go
- The Best of Nicaragua
- Nicaragua’s Best Surfing
- Hiking Nicaragua’s Ring of Fire
- Nicaraguan Arts & Crafts
- Nicaragua’s Great Green North
- Sportfishing in Nicaragua
- Down the Río San Juan
- Nicaragua’s Celebrations & Fiestas
- Volunteering in Nicaragua
- Diving & Snorkeling in Nicaragua
- Managua’s Revolutionary Driving Tour
Estelí Cigar Factories: Cigar aficionados know Nicaragua better than most, and the local factories are proud to invite you in for a glimpse at the smokes that rival even Cubans.
Custom Cowboy Boots: They’re custom made from high quality leather, so don’t leave Estelí without a pair for long rides into the wild or just dancing, northern-style.
El Salto Estanzuela and Reserva El-Tisey: Visit Estelí’s premier swimming hole and ecolodge, where you can hike, ride horses, or just jump in for a swim.
Miraflor Nature Reserve: This is the best place in Nicaragua to get back to nature and spot the elusive quetzal or other exotic wildlife.
San Juan de Limay: Rumble over the mountain pass and down into the valley to seek out one of the famous soapstone workshops.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción: Ocotal’s church has seen it all, and even withstood the world’s first air-raid bombing in the 1930s.
Grand Canyon of Somoto: The nicest swimming hole north of Estelí is also a great example of responsible community-run tourism.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition