Departamento de Matagalpa Travel Guide

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    View from overlook trail
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  • Snakes

    Matagalpa Warnings and Dangers

    Yep, you heard right. Most of Central America is crawling with snakes. There are some very, very deadly species that inhabit all parts of this lovely department. There is a pit viper species called Castellana. This snake can be very aggressive and is capable of jumping to bite well above the knee also. Locals in the country side say that they...

  • Cooler environment

    Matagalpa What to Pack

    whatever you normally bring If you plan to hike, bring good shoes; boots if hiking during May, October through January. During these months it is common to have rain and much cooler weather. So, bring a parka and/or sweater. Matagalpa has well equipped pharmacies. Bring what you normally need, but know you should be able to get whatever else you...

  • Very interesting theatre

    Matagalpa Nightlife

    This is a live, local theatre that often has plays and or live music on the weekends. Talent varies greatly but it is always a cool experience to drop in for a little while and see what's going on. There bar on the main highway about 3 miles before arriving to Matagalpa. I don't remember the name. It has a huge dance floor and on Friday and...


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