In the Central Highlands- 900 meters above sea level- Matagalpa is a  cool, green and pleasant respite from the heat of the cities and beaches.

With lush forests, beautiful green mountain landscapes this is the heart of Nicaraguan coffee country and home to the  nearby coffee plantation of Selva Negra

There are plenty of hiking trails in the forest as well as the chance to see howler monkeys, coatis, armadillos and more than 200 species of birds.

The flora and fauna bathe you in green.

Experience real eco-tourism without the tour buses and tour operators that have changed many parts of Costa Rica into a tourist trap.