Quilalí, lands of industrious families between rivers and mountains, a town full of history, characterized by its nebliselva forests and pine forests with scenic settings where you will appreciate nature.

Dry rice cultivation

There are numerous historical reference sites in the municipality, places where intense fighting took place. You will learn about the history behind El Chipote hill and you will be surprised by the variety of dishes typical of the local and peasant culture.

The municipality of Quilalí is located 262 kilometers from the city of Managua, if you travel through San Juan del Río Coco, and 300 kilometers if you travel through Ocotal. It limits to the north with El Jícaro and Murra, to the south with San Sebastián de Yalí and Santa María de Pantasma, to the east with Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia and to the west with San Juan del Río Coco.

The economy of the municipality is based on agriculture, mining, livestock and trade, the wine-making and poultry activity stands out, the most important economic activity is the cultivation of coffee. Corn, beans, dry rice, musaceae, and vegetables are also grown.

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



345.02 km2 430.65 AMSL 31,724 inhabitants
Urbana: 9,495 - Rural: 22,229


Quilaleño resident

To get to the municipality from Managua, you must take a bus from Mercado El Mayoreo to Ocotal. Here you take a bus bound for the municipality of Quilalí; You can also take a bus from the north terminal of Estelí that travels directly to Quilalí.

If you travel by private vehicle you must take the Pan-American highway north towards Estelí. There, continue towards Condega and then Palacagüina to take the road towards San Juan de Río Coco until you reach Quilalí.


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