Beautiful Views, Tree Frogs, Caterpillars, Worms, and More
Sometimes you just have to get out of the city. Good thing there are lots of interesting things to do and see -- many of them nature-related! -- just a short drive from Managua. One of them is the Montibelli Wildlife Reserve, which is off of the Carretera a Masaya, on the Ticuantepe - La Concha road. You'll probably need a four-wheel drive to get there, but it's worth it. For an inexpensive guided tour, you'll be taken on a short hike (you can also do a longer hike on your own) and the guide will point out plants and animals you probably would never have noticed on your own. And yes, you'll even get to touch a tree frog.