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Mountains Nicaragua
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Mountains

In the North and centre of the country, Nicaragua offers beautiful mountain scenery, separated by deep valleys. The highest peaks tower at 2,000 m on Cordillera Isabella.


Mountains , Nicaragua
Ara Macao

The abundant vegetation in this country means that a large number of animal species thrives here, like the Macao, which is unfortunately too often exported illegally.

© Ammit PIE
Mountains , Nicaragua
The mountains of Matagalpa

Matagalpa is the country's largest city in the higher altitudes. Some of the best coffee in the world comes from this region.

© Enrique Padilla
Mountains , Nicaragua
Mountain vegetation

It is just as easy to find tropical forests on the mountainsides as cedars and many species of fruit trees, which are especially widespread on the Caribbean coast.

© Sergey Suhanov
Mountains , Nicaragua
A toucan

This country is full of these birds, which are a veritable emblem of tropical countries.

© Eduardo Rivero
Mountains , Nicaragua
A volcanic country

Nicaragua has plenty of volcanoes, some of which are still active. The most well-known one is Momotombo, which culminates at 1,280 metres of altitude.

© Ryan Faas
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