Often referred to as the "Pearl of the North" and a center of Nicaragua's coffee production, Matagalpa sits surrounded by hills and mountains in the northern part of the country. Although one of Nicaragua's larger cities, Matagalpa retains a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, as well some good hotels, restaurants and museums dotted around its hilly streets.

It's a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area, where you'll find coffee farms, indigenous communities, waterfalls and incredible mountain views.

Experiences in Matagalpa

El Chile Indigenous Community

El Chile is an indigenous community that is home to 'Telares El Chile' - a weaving workshop where local »

Matagalpa Coffee Tour

Coffee is one of Nicaragua's most famous exports, and during this tour you'll discover the importance of »

hotels in Matagalpa

Hotel Montebrisa

Hotel Montebrisa

A lovingly restored Art Deco hotel surrounded by lush gardens, Montebrisa offers a peaceful little base »

Hotel Selva Negra

Hotel Selva Negra

A mountain resort in a glorious cloud forest setting, Selva Negra forms part of a sustainable coffee »

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