- Explore Nicaragua online

Zoom in and out using these controls.

Estuary Padre Ramos

Department: Chinandega

Municipality: El Viejo (view on map)

Type: Estuaries



  • Martin wrote on May 11, 2021:

    Es una zona muy bonita, pero nos decepcionó que el Padre Ramos no estuviera abierto. Así que no había nada que hacer, nada de kayak en las hermosas aguas.
    Viajamos muchos kilometros por nada.

Leave a Comment

Have you been here? Leave a comment below to share your experience.


The Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve is one of the largest mangrove estuaries left in Central America. It is a 22,000-acre protected reserve which provides endless opportunities for sea kayaking, swimming, bird-watching, hiking, and exploration.

The weather surrounding the Estero Padre Ramos is dependent on the season, but typically the day is warm and the estuary is calm with a light breeze. The coast is categorized as dry tropical forest, and the sun is quite strong being so close to the equator. Protective clothing and plenty of water is important in planning a day on the estuary.

Hotels in the area (online booking available):
Eco-lodge La trinchera


  • Kayaking at the Padre Ramos Estuary
  • Getting There

    The Padre Ramos Reserve can be reached in several ways. The most common route is to get to the small town of Jiquilillo, located right next to the reserve. This small, rural beach town is located some 40 kilometers from Chinandega. From here it is about 9 more kilometers north over a dirt road. The reserve can generally be accessed in low-clearance vehicles, but especially during the rainy season a high-clearance vehicle is recommended. From Chinandega, it takes about an hour to get to the entrance of the reserve.

    There are bus than come until the stuari from El Viejo city. From Chinandega, you can take a bus to El Viejo.

    Online Reservations

    We have 2 related tour(s) available that can be booked online.

    View and compare all 2 related tours