We learned about this place from the book Adventure Guide Nicaragua. It suggested taking a bus to the police station then walking. Don't do that. We only found the place because I am fluent in Spanish and saw a local woman working on her meager farm who showed us the way. She told us that we were walking on the private road of an American who sells plots of land for other ex-pats to build homes. Better, legal access is from the other direction: go to the cemetery then call the reserve to send a moto-taxi. The guy who runs the reserve is a self-taught butterfly expert. His job is to cultivate the right plants that each species of butterfly needs in each part of its life cycle. We saw tons of butterflies and he interacted really well with our kids. It was a memorable experience. I am not sure if he speaks English but he gave a very detailed tour in Spanish. Your entry fee supports his important work preserving endangered butterfly species.
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