Known as El Diamante de Las Segovia, it is located just 150 kilometers north of Managua. The word Estelí, for some historians, comes from the Mexican words "ix" which means "eye" and "telli" which means "flat, valley or field"; that is to say “Eye over the valley”.

This city at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, in the fertile valley of Estelí, was only inhabited by the Mayangnas, (sumos) and the Matagalpas, although the Nahoas and Chorotegas, who wove cotton and palms, are also mentioned. They used cochineal, indigo and mineral substances to color fabrics and ceramics. They worked gold and embedded opal and jade stones.

The city of Estelí, through the centuries, has had three urban seats: the first in the archaeological region of Las Pintadas, the second in the vicinity of the Aguesguespala River (River of Old Lizards), and the third in the old valley of the " Michiguiste”.

How to enjoy Estelí?

The farm El Jalacate

It is located high in the mountains to the southwest of Estelí, in the Tisey-La Estanzuela nature reserve; Mr. Alberto Gutiérrez lives in this Diamante de las Segovias, he is known by Estelians as “El Hermitaño”, who for years has carved the rocks creating fascinating sculptures.


C$3000Per person



The Tisey – Estanzuela Nature Reserve

It is located at 13 kmS. southwest of Estelí, it covers an area of ​​21,600 hectares and is shared with the municipalities of San Nicolás, Estelí and El Sauce.

Eco Inn Tisey

It is a mountainous region with abundant flora and fauna and with heights of up to 1,550 meters above sea level, where pine forests interspersed with cultivated areas are preserved.


El Tisey Viewpoint: Its name is due to the Tisey hill, where you can see the west of the country, the Los Maribios volcanic chain and the Pacific Ocean. The scale with traverses to Cerro Apaguajì where you can see the pine forests and the caves baptized with the same name of the hill.


C$1500Price per person


C$1500Price per person

Apaguaji Viewpoint and Los Ranchitos Viewpoint, La Garnacha Community, San Nicolas

The Garnacha - Estelí

To get to the viewpoint of Cerro Apaguaji "mountain of water", you have to cross a narrow and short path between trees, and an incredible scenic route at the end of which you can see a kind of hill where there are rest benches where visitors can sit and appreciate the huge hill. And behind the Apaguajil you can see the volcanoes of the Los Maribios mountain range.

Los Ranchitos viewpoint is on the same route from this viewpoint you can see the upper part of the Tisey reserve, Estanzuela.


C$2000Price per person


C$2000Price per person


Estelí is a small and prosperous municipality in the northern region of Nicaragua. Not only its economic progress attracts attention, but also a cultural feature that excites both national and foreign visitors: its murals.

The city has more than 300 public and private murals, which makes it the city with the most of these works in the country. It also won an award for one of the world's largest painted in chalk.

The evolution of these murals and the times in which they were made are visible from the themes.

Currently on the walls of the streets you can see murals alluding to acquired rights, the happiness of children and the artistic expression of young people.

Saddlery in the city of Estelí

Visit beautiful art workshops, where good taste and good dress prevail in the saddlery street where you can find footwear, belts, saddles and everything derived from leather.

Currently in Estelí, there are more than 10 workshops that work in leather, whose proximity allows you to meet them on the same day.

Museum of history and archeology Dr. Alejandro Dávila Bolaños

Archaeological, ethnological and historical objects are exhibited, as well as ethnohistorical documents and some petroglyphs from the Las Pintadas archaeological site. In addition, a photographic gallery of the history of Estelí between 1920 and 1979, personal objects of the poet and guerrilla Leonel Rugama and a numismatic collection.





Las Gordas Tourist Route

The route of the fat women is made up of 20 statues that can be seen along 37 kilometers all the way to San Juan de Limay, these fat women made of marble stone honor crops, other work tools, each one of them represents something where they were located these measure 1.20 meters high these artisans captured the beauty of the beautiful woman of the municipality in these beautiful sculptures. Likewise, the artisans make the gorditas in all sizes to offer them to visitors as souvenirs.

In the workshops where the gorditas are sculpted, admission is free.

Leoncio Rodriguez Park, Municipality of Pueblo Nuevo

One of the best theme parks that has the recreation of legendary species that once inhabited this area of ​​​​our country and that thanks to the studies carried out, traces of them have been found in the forest paleontological site. Likewise, it is a recreation space much visited by Nicaraguan families.

Opening Hours Head Office From Mondays to Sundays
*Free pass

El Plane Lookout Park

It is a historical tourist attraction because there is the aircraft belonging to the fateful Somocista Air Force (FAN), which was demolished by the heroic combatants of the FSLN on April 7, 1979 and the triumph of the Revolution, was moved to the place it occupies today on a hill where the municipality of Condega can be seen.

Currently it is very visited by national and foreign tourists inside the airplane viewpoint we find the restaurant area also called with the same name the airplane viewpoint where food and beverage services and a terrace shared by the magnificent airplane are offered.

Opening Hours Head Office From Mondays to Sundays
*Free pass

El Bosque Paleontological Park, Municipality of Pueblo Nuevo

El Bosque Paleontological Park is located 12 km from the town center of the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo, department of Estelí, in the Los Horcones community.
It is a mystical place, paleontological remains were found here that may be between 20,000 to 30 years old (Preistocene Era of the Cenozoic Era).
The fossils found in this place and the remains of teeth belong to prehistoric animals (Megaterians, glyptodonts, mastodons, sea turtles, mammoths, giant sloths over 6 meters long and armadillos weighing about 2,000 kilos).
Instruments of human elaboration have also been found, such as axes or spear points, these findings confirm the existence of the oldest human being in Central America.
Opening Hours Head Office From Mondays to Sundays
*Free pass