Best Hiking in Nicaragua – Peñas Blancas

Hiking the beautiful Peñas Blancas in northern Nicaragua is definitely a nice treat for those outsiders coming to Nicaragua.  However, few visitors to Nicaragua set foot in this beautiful area and most locals have never even seen Peñas Blancas with their own eyes because it several hours away from Managua, near the Honduran border.

Best Hiking in Nicaragua

The mountains rise high above the ground with the top half of the mountain being mostly rocky.  From a distance the rocks look like they were painted white.  That is where it gets its name, Peñas Blancas (White Mountaintops).  Peñas Blancas is part of the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve, which is protected land in order to protect the wildlife on the land.  Visitors will be able to observe amazing wildlife hiking through this area.  In addition to the lush greenery, there is an extensive animal population.  If that’s not enough, there are beautiful waterfalls going down the side of the mountain, which only adds to the overall experience.  With the low cloud cover, the lush green wildlife, and the waterfalls, Penas Blancas can make you feel like you are in a tropical version of a Tolkien book. 

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