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Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

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Address: Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
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Small-Group El Chocoyero El Brujo Nature Reserve Tour from Managua
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The birds' caves are really neat

If you’re familiar with outdoor activities and outings in Central America, it will be no surprise to you that you have to take a dirt road with many ruts in it to get to this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Lesley S
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Danli, Honduras
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Danli, Honduras
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you’re familiar with outdoor activities and outings in Central America, it will be no surprise to you that you have to take a dirt road with many ruts in it to get to this natural reserve. I was pleasantly surprised at how far down the road there were pavers, however, as I expected the whole 7 km to be... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited this reserve many times over the years as it is very close to my pineapple farm. The 7 kilometer drive from the Carretera Concha to the park winds through some beautiful farmland. The road is part adoquine in the steep parts so even a small passenger car can make the drive. The best time to arrive is... More 

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John Day, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

A little difficult to get to, and if you miss a sign, you'll have some fun, but the people are friendly. There's some public transportation available, too, in a moto taxi. About 6 or 7 km outside of Ticuantepe, the is some kind of cooperative reserve not funded by the government. Fresh water crabs, toucans, monkeys, armadillos, insects, and those... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Visited at the end of February and was privileged to see many local birds as well as migrants, but the highlight is seeing the chocoyos (green parakeets) come at dusk into their holes in the wall. We had to wait a long time to see them because while they were gathering to enter their holes a hawk flew by and... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The reason for going is to see the Pacific Parakeets flying into the holes in the cliffs and that happens in late afternoon. It is a beautiful place with waterfall and lots of parakeets in la tarde, but not many other birds because of the constant flow of people on our busy day during Semana Santa.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect timing to see some birds, walk the small hike. El brujo waterfall is closed. Guides said morning was better to see more species of birds. Get there by tuktuk.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Getting here was about an hour and a half from Granada, but I thought it was worth it. It was a really I teresting drive through pineapple fields. The hike itself was really nice and we saw birds and an owl. We waited until about 4:45 to see the parakeets. They come in pairs, and don't flock in all at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We took a great hike with our fantastic guide Ricardo from hacienda puerta del cielo. It felt like we were literally the only people there and enjoyed the amazing quiet and beauty of the rain forrest then at dusk saw the hundreds of parrots flying home to nest on the rock face. Really unique and magical, hard to believe a... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I've taken El Porton Verde guests here a few times and it is always a pleasure to take a cool walk in the forest then after about a fifteen to twenty minute easy hike, end up in this cliff-walled grotto with a lovely waterfall and if you go towards the afternoon about 4:30 or so, you'll see hundreds of Pacific... More 

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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were going to spend the night at the reserve and see the parrots come back in the early evening as well as watch them leave just after sunrise. We decided to just get there early and not spend the night. We found a cab driver that would take us there and wait for us and bring us back to... More 

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