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Cerro Apante

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
+505 2772 0108
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A good hike and best views of Matagalpa

The cross was installed a few years ago by the Catholic Church, and you can hike up to its... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Ingelisse
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Golden, Colorado
This a hard but beautiful hike

I suggest you start in the morning. I have done it thrice. It was not easy any of those times and... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Leila F
,
Austin, Texas
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

The cross was installed a few years ago by the Catholic Church, and you can hike up to its viewpoint for the best views of the city and surrounding areas.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

I suggest you start in the morning. I have done it thrice. It was not easy any of those times and I am a runner. I have experienced the magic of a cloud passing over whilst up there and it is truly special. It is...More

Thank Leila F
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

We hiked over the Cerro Apante, with a guide, from Matagalpa to the town of San Ramon, about 16 kilometers. The hike is only for the fit and experienced with good hiking shoes, but the rewards are there: beautiful birds, howler monkeys, lovely orchids, and...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

After a long walk the view is definitely worth the hike, but journey is also great. Make sure to pray the stations as you go up. It's an ancient tradition that God will grant just about any request that is asked at the 14th station!...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Had a fantastic time climbing up cerro apante. It is a straight drive south from parque ruben dario, i would recommend a motorbike as it was a steep climb to the entrance. The hike itself took us about an hour and 20 minutes, but you...More

Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

I walked all the way to the reserve from my hostel (20-30 minutes). The entrance fee is 30 cordobas (US$1). There is a very nice man at the entrance that will give you a receipt, show you a map he drew and explain how you...More

1  Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 turned this 2 hour hike into 4 hours. We just had so much fun! The terrain was good and fortunately, dry. I wouldn't do this hike with small children if conditions are wet. We took a taxi from Parque Dario to...More

Thank Joshua M
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

I had been in this mountain 2 times and the last time we took a different way to go took more them 2 hours to go to the top, very difficult way but very interesting, but Ii hear that it is a easy way

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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Bearing in mind that you can do this hike right from your hotel (wherever you are staying) it is a must for visitors to Matagalpa. You could probably do it in two hours if you bombed round but it's easy to long out to a...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Hiked this yesterday with family. We hadn't been to the top in 11 years and a lot has changed. There is now a park entrance for hiking. Entrance fee $30 Cordovas, or about $1 US dollar. For that price u get a semi maintained trail...More

1  Thank Matt K
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