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Tourism companies launch initiative Norteverde

Róger Solórzano Canales | Jul 29, 2013

Tisey reserve landscapes, part of Norteverde offer. | Photographer: Paul Hoekman

Small, medium and large companies from Jinotega and Esteli get together to present multiservices products.

How about a therapeutic massage, a walk through pine forests, a boat tour, a visit to authentic northern cities? Of course, with a very comfortable room awaiting, and high quality food services. That's part of the deal - "all inclusive" and promotional prices - that the initiative Norteverde will be offering for people from Managua you want to escape from the festive and bustling Santo Domingo festivities, that will take place the first and second weekend of August.

Norteverde is an innovative offer that gathers 16 companies from the regions of Esteli and Jinotega, with other national strategic allies. They, with the support of the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) and funds from the U.S. Agency for Cooperation (USAID)--administered by Fhi --, created a group willing to discuss and structure a single joint tourism proposal, to attract national and international tourists to the North area of Nicaragua.

This morning, during the conference, the initiative presented 4 specific products they launched for the potential target of Managua, as a first concrete effort intended to increase and diversify soon. It consists in two circuits focuses, one in Estelí and the other one in Jinotega, and other circuits combining both cities.

Four specific products summarized:

1. Jinotega: it includes a visit to the natural view of Datanlí hill, a water tour over the Apanas lake, a ceramic tour with Las Cureñas, a walk around religious monuments of San Rafael del Sur, canopy, plus city tour in Jinotega. Two days and one night, with iconic food in restaurants in the area and lodging at the Hotel Café. The total cost per person is US$60. Does not include transportation.
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2. Estelí: it starts at the viewpoints Tisey natural reserve, a visit to the rocks of Jalacate and Tisey pine forest, as well as the gardens of Santa Rosa, then, it continues wit a city tour in Esteli with the options to visit the production of leather and tobacco. Two days and one night, with meals at renowned restaurants in the area, and sleeping at Tisey Ecoposada. Total cost per person US$60. Does not include transportation.
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3. Jinotega and Estelí: this is the complete package of Jinotega, with the best sites of Estelí. Three days and two nights. Total cost per person US$97. Does not include transportation.

4. Estelí and Jinotega:this is the complete package of Estelí, including only the best sites at Jinotega. Three days and two nights. Total cost per person US$97. Does not include transportation.

Transportation: these offers do not include transportation for the facility that the target audience has to use their car. However, there is an option for transportation as an additional service,departing from Managua and from the exit points of each city (Central Park in Jinotega, or the connecting point in San Nicolás, Estelí). To arrange this service, you must contact Apanas Tour.

Availability and how to pay: in total, the availability of beds in both destinations is 200, so it has a limit. Packages will be available beginning August 1st, and until the weekend of August 10. However, the offer will remain permanently.

If your interest plase contact directly Apanás Tour, cell (505) 8403 4617 and (505) 8527 8362. Emails: and Payment can be made upon arrival. With one payment you have access to all the different services included. For details of each package, click on the links to "read more" shown above.

Roberto Matus (Fhi), Zenayda Laguna (CANATUR), Felipe Zeas (Apanas Tour) y Roger Solorzano (

Translated by Cynthia Cordero