Estelí Cigar Factories : Cigar aficionados know Nicaragua better than most, and the local factories are proud to invite you in for a glimpse at the smokes that rival even Cubans.
Custom Cowboy Boots : They’re custom made from high quality leather, so don’t leave Estelí without a pair for long rides into the wild or just dancing, northern-style.
El Salto Estanzuela and Reserva El-Tisey : Visit Estelí’s premier swimming hole and ecolodge, where you can hike, ride horses, or just jump in for a swim.
Miraflor Nature Reserve : This is the best place in Nicaragua to get back to nature and spot the elusive quetzal or other exotic wildlife.
San Juan de Limay : Rumble over the mountain pass and down into the valley to seek out one of the famous soapstone workshops.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción : Ocotal’s church has seen it all, and even withstood the world’s first air-raid bombing in the 1930s.
Grand Canyon of Somoto : The nicest swimming hole north of Estelí is also a great example of responsible community-run tourism.