Where is Esteli Located?
Estelí is located in the North of Nicaragua and is a regional economic and transportation center. Like León, it is shaped by students and has a pro-Sandinista history, which can be seen in numerous political murals, among other things.
What Country is Esteli in?
After about two hours drive from Managua in the north direction Honduras is located on the Panamericana the city of Esteli. Due to its location in the mountains, the climate here is very pleasant and there are many attractions. Esteli is the main tobacco growing area, a visit to a tobacco factory is of great interest. Since each cigar is handmade, marketing offers 30,000 families work. 60 million cigars, such as the “Joya de Nicaragua” are produced annually. The surroundings of Esteli offers beautiful destinations such as the Miradores and cascades, the Mirador el Tisey, or the Salto de Estanzuela: stunning panoramic views of the mountains and thundering waterfalls. Many fossils of animals and plants have been found in the volcanic rock of the area, and the Casa de Cultura hosts changing exhibitions. Local handicrafts and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits can be found in the city’s markets. The charming little hotel Cuallitlan is a hidden oasis that invites you to linger. To really enjoy this natural wonder, you should take two days.