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Learn Spanish and Explore Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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Matagalpa is a city nestled in the mountains, with a refreshing, cool climate in Northern Nicaragua, 132 kilometers from the capital, Managua. There is remarkably diverse vegetation and wildlife

Matagalpa offers a rich diversity of activities that are both entertaining and educational, at the same time learn Spanish at the Spanish School Matagalpa and living with a Matagalpan Family. You can visit coffee plantations (Ruta del café) to learn about the production process, the drying and toasting of “grano de oro.” Besides the nature reserves and farms, the city of Matagalpa itself is a great place to explore. The centre of town has two major commercial avenues and several banks. Nearby are the north and south markets, and surrounding the city are a number of residential neighbourhoods. Given the well-organized city planning, it´s possible to walk from one side of town to the other in about thirty minutes. Of course, we can´t forget the local residents of Matagalpa. They are very friendly and hard-working and when you walk down the streets here, you will see a lot of smiles. Come and visit this beautiful place!

Favourite spots:
There are countless opportunities to enjoy horseback riding, hiking in the mountains and nature reserves, as well as spectacular waterfalls, rapids, cliffs, and rivers, perfect for swimming and relaxing. You can also visit rural areas, giving you direct contact with campesinos, the people who figure so prominently in Nicaraguan culture and history.

What's really great:
- Hiking in the mountains and nature reserves - Learn about the production process, the drying and toasting of Coffe - The hospitality of its residents - The typical meal

- Cathedral
- Coffe Bars
- Restaurants
- Carlos Fonseca Museum
- Coffe Museum
- Coffe Plantation

There are many places were to stay. Some of them are:
Hotel Alvarado
Hotel Apante
Hotel Fuente Pura
Hotel Lomas de San Thomas
Hotel Central
Selva Negra Resort de Montaña
Albergue El Sueño de La Campana
Finca Esperanza Verde
La Sombra Eco lodge
Hospedaje en La Corona
Hospedaje en La Pita
Hospedaje en La Reina

There are many places to spend your time in Matagalpa, here we recommend some of them:
- Centro Cultural Guanuca
- Cafe Bar Madre tierra
- Artesanos Café Bar
- Tequilas (Discotec)
- La casona
- Rancho Escondido
- Roncón Paraiso

* Cerro Arenal Natural Reserve
* Finca Esperanza Verde Activities
* Hiking the Apante Hill
* Indigenous tapestry at El Chile
* Pre-Columbian museum of Chagüitillo
* Rural tourism at the El Roblar community
* Rural tourism at the La Corona community
* Rural tourism at the La Pita community
* Rural tourism at the La Reina community
* Selva Negra Mountain Resort Activities
* The Rio Santa Emilia Waterfalls
* Visit to the Solcafe coffee processing plant
* Visiting Rubén Darío's Natal House Museum
* Visiting the Coffee Museum

La Vida es Bella (Italiano)
Casa Grande
Las Praderas
Buffet Maná del Cielo
Comedor Nelly
El Disparate de Potter
Restaurante Piques

Other recommendations:
If you want to learn Spanish we recommend visiting the Spanish School Matagalpa. From BANPRO 1/2 block east or in front of the social club matagalpa. Phone 772 0108

Published on Friday November 2th, 2007

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Sat, Nov 03 2007 - 01:33 PM rating by marianne

Interesting information about learning Spanish an some side trips

Fri, Nov 02 2007 - 03:11 PM rating by rangutan

Advertising the language school but also some useful other tips included.

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