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Krukrali Lagoon

Department: RAAN

Municipality: Puerto Cabezas (view on map)

Type: Lagoons



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The Krukralí Lagoon is one of the main tourism attraction and the greatest natural resource in the Krukira Community, settled in its shores. Visitors can practice various activities in this freshwater source, connected to the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by mangrove. They can also have an interesting cultural contact with the community inhabitants, in a peaceful and save atmosphere.

Upon reaching Krukralí, the first things you will observe are coconut palm trees along the coast surrounded by a green lawn with several parked fishing boats. Also displayed, is a small concrete pier where children and adults of the population receive visitors or fishermen that arrive with the catch of the day with open arms.

Through the Rural Community Tourism program developed by the Native Women's Association of the Atlantic Coast (AMICA), activities are offered to visitors of the lagoon such as: shrimp and crab fishing and in canoes around the mangroves, boat rides, bird watching, swimming and story telling of local tales on the boats.


  • Contact a local guide, tour operator or an INTUR representative that has knowledge of the area for a better experience and the approval to visit the community.
  • Wear sunscreen, water, insect repellent, light bulbs because there is no electricity in the area, toilet paper, medicines, comfortable clothing that will protect you from sun exposure.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach the community is by land. If you are in the city of Bilwi, please contact the ‘La Libertad’ neighborhood and go to the main street of the INSS to a corner called Burnel Hall. It is in this area you will find the bus that will take you to the community.

Traveling by public transport to get to the community of Krukira is priced at C$35 and it lasts approximately 2 hours. It also has a set schedule and with daily departs. Check Out from to Bilwi is at 5:00 am and the return trip back from the city to the community is at 11:30 am from the corner of Burnel Hall. It is also possible to order a taxi service to take you to the community.

Another option for traveling to the area is using your own vehicle. We recommend that you inform your tour operator of this at least 48 hours prior to your trip or call the INTUR representative that has a direct contact with the community chiefs and have knowledge of the area, due to the fact that once on your journey there, you won’t find any road signals that indicate if you are on the right track.