Miraflor Reserve

Miraflor is an extremely diverse natural reserve that is home to a virgin cloud forest, mountains and fertile farming land that sustain about 6,000 people across 50 small communities.

With stunning views, waterfalls, excellent hiking, horse riding trails, birdwatching and organic coffee farming, it is easy to spend at least a few days exploring Miraflor.

We offer tailored guided tours, horseback riding and home stays with local families from eight participating communities. No matter what experience you’re looking for, we can help you find it.

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Hiking Tours are from US$15 per day (Groups of 1-3)*

We work directly with home owners and guides in Miraflor Nature Reserve and can help tailor your trip to your specific needs.

Horse Riding Tours – $10 per person plus guide**

Private land owners may charge between C$10-25 (up to US$1) for some hiking routes across private land.

Home Stays US$20 per night, Includes 3 Meals
The best way to experience Miraflor! You can learn about the life and culture of these rural communities, organic farming methods, community development projects, herbal medicines, the war and struggle for Nicaraguan independence, how they have recovered from hurricane disasters, and much more (just to name a few things).

Other accommodation

Cabins cost US$24 and includes 3 meals
Private enterprises start at US$30


*Tours of more than 3 persons charge an extra $5 per person. English speaking guides also charge an extra $5 fee for their services.

**Horse tours are a great option to see Miraflor. The price of a horse tour is $10 per person plus the guides fee ($15) plus the guides horse ($10). For example, a horse tour for 2 persons would cost $45 ($10 per person + $15 for the guide + $10 for the guides horse)


Cafe and Hostel

We work closely with Cafe Luza friendly, stylish and relaxed place to enjoy healthy food (Nica and international) sourced from local gardens and coffee growers and staffed by a team of Esteli locals. Together with Cafe Luz and Luna International Hostel, we are driving forward a new movement of socially and environmentally responsible tourism.


The Cafe and Hostel are informational hubs to help learn your way around Esteli. Besides being a unique social enterprise, the Cafe Luz and Luna International Hostel are some of the most social places in town!

  • Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Open every day 7am-10pm
  • Conveniently located opposite Hostel Luna and TreeHuggers Tourism Office
  • Lounge atmosphere with sofas, chilled music and healthy, delicious food from Nicaragua & more
  • Interested in meeting some friendly locals and practicing your Spanish? Well Cafe Luz is a buzzing bar and restaurant full of locals and travelers all day long
  • Funds community development projects, many donations to local initiatives and is an excellent model of local employment with the fairest of working conditions