Interesting town in northern Nicaragua, which can perfectly serve as a base to see the wonders of the area as it's well connected by road. As for tourism, the focus is on the central square with its beautiful cathedral, almost immaculately white. In the vicinity you can visit the Somoto Canyon, where you can take a bath, Matagalpa, a beautiful city or Tisey park.
Road Tisey reserve, a few kilometers from Esteli, we found the farm of Don Alberto Gutiérrez and his brother. He is a XXI century hermit that spent most of his life in agriculture and sculpting. Self-taught, he transformed the rocks of his farm into a stunning art gallery. It is a pleasure to talk with him while displaying all his works. He does not charge any fees, but it is advisable to tip.
At the hotel, you'll find typical cabins and restaurants. Located at the Panamerican highway, their prices are economical, from just 1 dollar. The staff are friendly in giving directions or even accompanying you to your destination. From there you can see the waterfall, some viewpoints and a little village called la garnacha where they make delicious goats cheese. Warm clothing is suggested because it's cold at night, and mosquito repellent. Take purified water or chlorine in droppers as local water is very heavy.