It’s Sunday Morning, and it’s time to load up the 4 x 4 rental truck again and head out for another adventure. Today we are traveling to the Tisey Estranzuela Natural Reserve. The reserve is located a short distance south of Esteli.
Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve Nicaragua
Our first stop after leaving Esteli will be Salto Estanzuela, a 36 meter (118 feet) waterfall in the Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve. It is about a 35 minute drive on a dirt road from Esteli. There is a small fee to access Salto Estanzuela. Salto is Spanish for “jump”. Below is a photo from the bottom of the falls (photo info: 13mm, 1/5 sec, f/22, ISO 100).
When you are walking around the lush forest, you quickly learn that it’s easy to miss something! Like the green spider below (photo info: 90mm macro, 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 100). This was taken near the waterfall.
This is a link short video clip of the Mimosa Pudica plant. Also called the Sensitive Plant, Sleepy Plant and the Touch-Me-Not.
This is one of the many beautiful flowers we saw at Reserva Santa Rosa, a new restaurant in the reserve (photo info: 90mm macro, 1/50 sec, f/13, ISO 400). They also grow their own coffee. While there we had 4 cups of their coffee with cookies, came to a total of 50 Cordobas ($2.00 US).
This is a butterfly you don’t see everyday! It a Glasswinged Butterfly (photo info: 90mm macro, 1/80 sec, f/7.1, ISO 800). Its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors”. This was also taken at Reserva Santa Rosa.
The photo below (photo info: 11mm, 1/100 sec, f/14, ISO 100) was taken on our way back to Esteli, after leaving the reserve. Our trip took us in a loop, south thru the reserve, and then north on the Pan American Highway back to Esteli.
Well, all good things must come to a end, and this is the end of our post for part 3 of our trip to Nicaragua. Adios!
Stay tuned for Part 4.