Ulocated northeast of the municipality of Estelí. It is an area of ​​great slopes with maximum heights of 1,450 meters above sea level. It has an area of ​​28,706 hectares.

The area presents different types of vegetation, the broadleaf nebliselva forest stands out firstly on the mountain peaks, where it is possible to find species such as beach hawthorn, cedar, veal guácimo, ceiba, chilamate, aguijote, black wood and comayagua coal. In the southeast sector: quebracho, lechecuabo, laurel, jiñocuabo, male capulín, sacuanjoche, cornizuelo, blackberry, poro-poro, guarumo, cimarra, sardinillo, chilca de monte, black guanacaste, nancite, macuelizo oak, jagua, cortés, carao, helequeme machetillo, granadillo. In the gallery forest you can see toasted leaf, charcoal, mountain medlar, sapodilla, guachipilín, strawberry tree, ceiba, pochote, jilinjoche, guácimo de molenillo, huge willow, cluster, higuerón, cuajiniquil, avocado de monte.

In the middle part of the area, the humid subtropical forest stands out, represented by güiligüiste species, copalchi, guava de monte, zopilocuabo, caraño, araliacea, senecio, agave with narrow and long leaves, red stick, air bladered broom, dog murupo, purple buttondeamia cactus, plantain, young man, water fern marsilia, grass and national grass.

Among the epiphytes is an old man's beard; likewise, bromeliads predominate among them species of tillandsia and vryesia; In addition, species of orchids have been found such as aff. Oncidium, Hexisea sp and Salmon flower Columnea. There are few species of the oak, oak and encinillo genus; matapalo, zaray, monkey avocado, white avocado, pachón avocado, avocado, aguaslipe, manpás, poplar, güitite, caimito, majagua, trotter, dog meat, red guaba, black guaba, guabillo, liquidambar, plantain, quesillo, neptunia, chichicastón, quequisque de monte, sour cane or nitro, castilleja, coralillo.

On the other hand, the animals that the inhabitants of the area report the presence of white-tailed deer, lantano, riverbed, roadrunner, guatuza, guardatinaja, squirrels, armadillo, tigrilllo, pizote, raccoon, bare-tailed fox, thorn fox, mountain cat, congo monkey. Regarding the species of birds, it is possible to find quetzals, chachalaca, toucan, peacock bass, chinga, black rooster, red coba, guardabarranco, woodpecker, white heron.

One of the greatest natural attractions in the area is the body of surface water, the Miraflor Lagoon, of volcanic origin and the best preserved in Nicaragua, which is linked to beautiful local legends, which have turned it into a mystery.


  • Landscaping: There are high places that allow you to see the extremes of the Reserve, among these are: El Tayacán, Cerro Yeluca, La Coyotera and Cerro El Pindo.
  • Bathing in the Salto La Chorrera: Temporary waterfall 609 m high, it has gallery forest with little intervention, the area is difficult to access. This is the preferred calving area for cougars.
  • Trekking, through the gallery forests, pasture areas, agricultural areas and stony bed of the ravine.
  • Observation of flora and fauna, This region stands out for the presence of unique species and associations of orchids highly sought after for their beauty.

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  • Own vehicle: Miraflor is accessed by the all-weather highway that connects the city of Estelí with the municipality of Yalí, this stretch of road has a distance of 12 kilometers.
  • Public transport: the bus that goes to Estelí is approached from the El Mayoreo Market in Managua; then from Cotrán Norte, board another bus that goes to Yali, Miraflor which leaves at 6am, 12pm and 3:45 pm.