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Matagalpa

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage. Surrounded by tall peaks, the city has become known for its agriculture, particularly coffee and cacao growing, with trips to plantations and tastings among the most popular things to do in Matagalpa. The attractive town center thins out on the biologically rich hillsides, with rural areas possessing a charming, authentic atmosphere and rustic architecture. The surrounding areas lend themselves well to eco-tourism, with impressive waterfalls, abandoned mine shafts, plantations, and ranches all waiting to be discovered. Matagalpa is in Matagalpa Department. Our Nicaragua trip maker tool allows you to schedule your trip to Matagalpa, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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The best accommodations in Matagalpa lie east of the river, in neighborhoods like Barrio Liberacion and Barrio Jaguare. There, you can find budget hostels, mid-range guesthouses, and cozy bed and breakfasts to stay in, although you won't have much luck finding luxury options.
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