At only five minutes from the center of the San Rafael del Norte village, you can find the Canopy La Brellera; an excellent place to zipline to the trees in this mountainous location in northern Nicaragua. The canopy site is located along a paved road that is well-maintained, and can be easily accessed by private and public tranportation.
Canopy La Brellera offers nine platforms connected by eight cables and two hanging bridges, allowing participants can 'zip' from tree to tree. The distances (and speed!) will vary between the different ziplines, but this is certainly a thrilling experience, both for people who have never ziplined before as for people with experience.
The full tour lasts 45 minutes for US$15 per person. There is a shortest tour which lasts half an hour and cost US$13 per person: 5 cables, 2 hanging bridges and a rappel. The canopy opens every day (from Monday to Sunday) at 9 AM and close at 5:30 PM.
The bilingual staff of La Brellera will provide all necessary equipment, including gloves, helmets, and a special suit to wear. Instructions will be provided to make sure every participant will safely move from platform to platform.
Please note that it is not possible to undertake this activity if there is any thunderstorm in the area.
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The Canopy La Brellera is 4 kilometers North from San Rafael del Norte, in the road to San Sebastian de Yali (known also as "Yalí"). Check above the little map icon to see the point. In public transportation, you can go to San Rafael del Norte in bus from cities as Jinotega (COTRAN bus terminal), Estelí (COTRAN bus termina) and Managua (El Mayoreo Market bus terminal). Once in San Rafael, you can take a bus to Yalí and get off 4 kilometers after leaving San Rafael; you can also take a taxi to the canopy.
By your own car, reach San Rafael del Norte and then take the road to Yali. After 4 kilometers you will see the canopy label (right)
In private transportation, you must reach San Rafael coming from Jinotega, an then turn North to Yalí. The canopy entrance is 4 kilometers from San Rafael in this road.