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Environmental center CIMAC

Department: León

Municipality: León (view on map)

Type: Cultural Center

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday:

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed during lunch time:

12 PM - 2 PM



  • A visitor wrote on Nov 30, 2006:

    Great! The staff was really nice, and I learned alot too!

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Nicaragua is known for its high biodiversity. In an effort to educate people about the richness of Nicaragua’s flora and fauna, the Nicaraguan government, together with an organization from Spain, set up the Centro de Iniciativa Medio Ambiental (CIMAC).

The project started with reforesting an area of about one hectare, in the southern part of the colonial city León. Traditionally, the Pacific lowlands of Nicaragua are not famous for their high biodiversity. The small area of CIMAC, however, houses four different types of forest that can be found throughout Nicaragua.


  • Educational hike at environmental center CIMAC
  • Creative workshops at environmental center CIMAC
  • Getting There

    The center is located in the middle of a neighborhood in the southern part of León. The address is: South corner of Puente Harting 1 block Est, 1 block North. Many visitors have trouble finding CIMAC, so be sure to take a good look at the map (see also the pictures for).

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