It is found in the central-north region; in the municipalities of Dipilto, Mozonte, San Fernando and Jalapa located in the Department of Nueva Segovia. It has an area of ​​41,200 hectares. The area was declared through Decree 42-91, published in La Gaceta on November 4, 1991.

A particularity of the protected area are the round blocks of granite rocks, which can be seen in the higher parts near some riverbeds. In its highest areas there are waterfalls, caves and unique geological formations; which are a refuge for felines. They are approximately 250 million years old. The area occupied by the Reserve is also called the Segovian Massif, the oldest geological formation in Nicaragua, characterized by a particular geominerological composition, with steep mountains, white quartz plains and plateaus that have been rejuvenated by subsequent upheavals. Hence the presence of numerous veins of gold, silver, copper and pyrite, as well as marble mines.

The wealth of plant biodiversity is impressive. It is the only Reserve that contains the 4 species of the genus Pinus present in Nicaragua, p. oocarpp. maximinoid, p. patula and p. Caribbean and the 12 species of the genus quercus. The species richness of orchids and bromeliads is very high and significant. It also has a great diversity of native grasses and legumes such as fabaceaemimosaceae caesalpiniaceae.

It is known of birds reported in the protected area, the evidence shows that there are at least 149 species, in total. Migratory bird species are also relevant, in total there are 26 species of migratory birds.


  • Hiking, until reaching the top of the Mogotón hill, the highest peak in our country.
  • Landscaping, the reserve shows innumerable sites for landscape contemplation.
  • Photography and bathing in the different waterfalls, hot springs in the part of the municipality of San Fernando.
  • Courses on horseback at the Cortijo San Ignacio.
  • Comment of tropical flowers.
  • Courses by farms dedicated to the production of coffee and tobacco.