The Yulu nature reserve is located in the autonomous region of the North Caribbean Coast, west of the Puerto Cabezas municipality. It was declared a protected area through Decree 42-91, published in La Gaceta No. 207 on November 4, 1991. It has an area of ​​1,000 hectares.

It has pine forest, highlighting the pinus caribaea species and some low-density broadleaf species. The soils are of low fertility, imperfect drainage, with a high content of aluminum and a low percentage of organic matter. The climate is very humid tropical with a precipitation range of approximately 3,300 mm per year and a fluctuating temperature.