Masaya Lagoon

These landforms offer open spaces to contemplate the landscape and nature. From the boardwalk of the city and the top of El Coyotepe hill you can see scenes carved by nature to enjoy an excellent panoramic view as a family.

The urban part of the Masaya municipality is surrounded by small semi-rural neighborhoods established along riverbeds that drain towards the Masaya Lagoon. These natural channels are covered by lush trees that create a micro climate and function as biological corridors for fauna between the Masaya Volcano National Park and the Laguna de Apoyo.

The natural channels with large native trees such as guanacaste, genízaro, jocote jobo, guarumos, hellequeme, among others, are natural trails with great potential for observing local fauna such as squirrels, guatusas, porcupines and also nocturnal fauna such as possums, olingos and ostoche cat.

Nature is determined by local ancestral practices of productive vocation of the farms, so the ecosystem is dominated by plots with a great variety of fruit trees and large trees, housing a large number of local fauna.

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Papaya cultivation

The long-tailed chocoyos, the zapoyol and the jalacatero chocoyo, are the emblematic fauna species of the area, and that use the ecosystems surrounding the Masaya Volcano National Park to take refuge or to nest, and feed on the fruit trees of the houses located in the urban area.

The municipality of Masaya, together with the Lagoon of the same name, is an integral part of the buffer zone of the Masaya Volcano National Park, for which reason they are the object of conservation actions of the Park. sanitation and recovery of this natural resource in order to take advantage of its tourism potential and preserve its ecosystem.

nature tourism

To practice nature tourism, Masaya has splendid spaces for activities such as hiking and bicycle rides, as it is connected through the Masaya Lagoon with the Masaya Volcano National Park and with other municipalities of the Meseta de los Pueblos through the community of Monimbó. This last route is becoming popular among amateur cyclists or for exercising by walking or running.


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