The municipality of Prinzapolka is located in the extreme southeast of the Autonomous Region of the North Caribbean Coast, it is an extensive strip of land that extends from west to east, starting from the foothills of the Isabelia Mountain Range in the northeastern interior of Nicaraguan territory, following the basin of the Prinzapolka River and its tributaries, until reaching the Atlantic coast.

The topography is defined by the course of the Prinzapolka River, in the upper part of the river where it is born in the Saslaya hill, it is a rugged terrain where there are some mountains, it lacks lagoons, it has some small pine forests (those that are in the foothills of the Makantaka plains) and encompasses low-floodplains.

Two protected areas are geographically located in the municipality, the Alamikangban Nature ReserveIt is a hill surrounded by extensive areas of humid tropical forests, where pine, mahogany and cedars predominate among other precious woods. There are many species of fauna important for conservation and where the visitor enjoys pure nature.

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Prinzapolka river fauna

La Limbaika Nature Reserve It has forests or pine plains where pines, shrubs, pastures and savanna oak intermingle, it is a place of great beauty and natural representation where horseback riding, bird watching and science tourism can be carried out.

In the rPrinzapolka River You can enjoy its fresh waters, observe the flora and fauna, take a boat ride, tour the place, interact with the community and do sport fishing, among other activities. It is located 10 minutes from the town center.

Meet the Eyes of Waters located on the El Limón bridge, in this place you can appreciate these sources, as well as the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings, observe the flora and fauna, practice swimming, among others.

In the plains of the municipality You will be able to know the pine forests, go hiking, observation of flora and fauna, cultural exchanges with the community and much more.

The Caribbean coastal area it constitutes part of the continental shelf, the coastal strip and the mouth of the Prinzapolka, Kukalaya and Walpasiksa rivers, where there are coral reefs, extensive algae banks and seagrass beds.

The lagoon system is made up of salty and brackish water lagoons, some of them constitute river mouths, this system is generally a transition between fresh water and salt water; Among the main ones we can mention Uraya Tara, Laguna Grande, Kuamwatla, Sangnilaya, Batsilikira, Mahatara, Buhkira, Klara, Sinbubalaya, Tubalaya, Wabarlaya, Mababalaya, Wounta, Yeri, Tapanlaya, Layasiksa, Awaskira, Kubalaya, Narlaya, Biltara, Siblikira Kisa, Panuchún, Tuburus, Galilea and Sahsinglaya.

The mangrove is dominated by the mangrove species, it is a transition ecosystem from fresh to salt water, very important because many species of fish, birds, mammals and reptiles feed and reproduce in it.

The pine plain extends in a northeast and southwest direction, beginning in the plains of Lapan (Puerto Cabezas), reaching the Las Tablas sector (Río Grande de Matagalpa, RACCS), the dominant species is the male pine.

In the agricultural system basic grains (rice, corn and beans) are the ones that are most developed in the municipality, watermelon, tubers and roots are also grown. In the agricultural system cattle raising is limited, it is an extensive cattle ranch where there is little yield of milk and meat, generally unimproved creole specimens are used.Among the representative plant species are the male cedar, guayabón, almond tree, chilamate, comenegro, Male pine, ceiba, mahogany, royal cedar, cortez, hawk, guaba colorado, bimbayan, espavel, rubber, leche maría, santa maría, long sleeve, nancitón, yolk, bamboo, capulín, mico's ladder, guácimo blanco, mangrove , cob, nancite, nancitón, palanco, papaya, white blood, leeward and tabacón.

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Prinzapolka River

The main species of fauna are deer, tapir, mount chanco, skunk, pizote, raccoon, sahino, culumuco, guardatinaja, cusuco, tigrillo, congo monkey, spider monkey, white-faced monkey, anteater, colmenero bear, guatuza, weasel, bare-tailed fox, sloth, piche, turkey, parrot, limpet, toucan, pheasant, duck, quail, pigeon, nuthatch, güises, owl, owl, oriole, herons, buzzard, harrier, yellow beard, matabuey, toboba, tamagás, lizard , hawksbill turtle, green turtle, river turtle, cuajipal, lizard, snook, sierra, guapote, tuba, bearded, king shad, mojarra and shrimp.

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