Northern Highlands

Northern Highlands is a region in Nicaragua. If all you remember about Nicaragua is grainy footage from the eighties of mustachioed men with automatic rifles, chances are, those images come from here.

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Jinotega is a city of about 50,000 inhabitants in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.

Matagalpa is the biggest city and commercial center of the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.

Estelí is a city in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua. Estelí has historically been and continues to be a Sandinista stronghold and you can see almost as many murals bearing witness of this as in León.


Somoto is a city in Northern Highlands of Nicaragua, famous for the dramatic Somoto Canyon.

Ocotal is in Nicaragua. It is a smallish town near a lesser used northern border crossing.

Miraflor Nature Reserve is a community of organic farms about 30 km northeast of Estelí in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.

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