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Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

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Aug 27, 2018
“Muy tranquilo.”
Oct 2, 2017
“Our Favorite Stop in Nicaragua”
Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
+505 2276 7810
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice natural environment away from civilization, so close to nature. The road to the destination was not in good condition.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TraductoresNicaragua
Reviewed October 2, 2017

My husband and I fell completely in love with the Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve. Unfortunately, we came late in the day, due to a thunderstorm holding us up. But, the hour and a half we spent here was well worth it. This place is the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank EMWinterbourne
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

El Chocoyero is a nature preserve that is home to thousands of different animals. Hire a guide, they will definitely enrich the experience. Our guide would spot birds or animals and even took great pictures of them when we may have missed them otherwise. Seeing...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 699hollyf
Reviewed March 16, 2017

This lovely natural area features howler monkeys, a large variety of birds, pleasant hiking trails, and an idyllic waterfall perfect as the backdrop to a romantic picture. Guides, expert at local birds, available to point out and identify wildlife. I got a photograph of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank David J
Reviewed January 9, 2017

If you’re familiar with outdoor activities and outings in Central America, it will be no surprise to you that you have to take a dirt road with many ruts in it to get to this natural reserve. I was pleasantly surprised at how far down...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this reserve many times over the years as it is very close to my pineapple farm. The 7 kilometer drive from the Carretera Concha to the park winds through some beautiful farmland. The road is part adoquine in the steep parts so...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank holmg
Reviewed May 22, 2016

A little difficult to get to, and if you miss a sign, you'll have some fun, but the people are friendly. There's some public transportation available, too, in a moto taxi. About 6 or 7 km outside of Ticuantepe, the is some kind of cooperative...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Michael M
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Visited at the end of February and was privileged to see many local birds as well as migrants, but the highlight is seeing the chocoyos (green parakeets) come at dusk into their holes in the wall. We had to wait a long time to see...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank jet1011
Reviewed April 4, 2016

The reason for going is to see the Pacific Parakeets flying into the holes in the cliffs and that happens in late afternoon. It is a beautiful place with waterfall and lots of parakeets in la tarde, but not many other birds because of the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Charlie D
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Perfect timing to see some birds, walk the small hike. El brujo waterfall is closed. Guides said morning was better to see more species of birds. Get there by tuktuk.

Date of experience: March 2016
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January 16, 2018|
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Response from EMWinterbourne | Reviewed this property |
The road out to the Chocoyero-El Brujo reserve (once you get off the main road) is quite rustic, and takes about 30 minutes to get down as it's just a bumpy, dirt road. The hike will be easy after the drive down that road... More
Michael M
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Response from elportonverde | Reviewed this property |
I have lodging nearby (El Portón Verde) and yes, if you wait until the parakeets come back to their nests you'll be going back in the dark. Best to have a guide with vehicle. It's possible to go from Granada on a bus, then... More