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Cerro Apante

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A good hike and best views of Matagalpa

The cross was installed a few years ago by the Catholic Church, and you can hike up to its... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Golden, Colorado
This a hard but beautiful hike

I suggest you start in the morning. I have done it thrice. It was not easy any of those times and... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Leila F
Austin, Texas
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The cross was installed a few years ago by the Catholic Church, and you can hike up to its viewpoint for the best views of the city and surrounding areas.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ingelisse
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I suggest you start in the morning. I have done it thrice. It was not easy any of those times and I am a runner. I have experienced the magic of a cloud passing over whilst up there and it is truly special. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Leila F
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We hiked over the Cerro Apante, with a guide, from Matagalpa to the town of San Ramon, about 16 kilometers. The hike is only for the fit and experienced with good hiking shoes, but the rewards are there: beautiful birds, howler monkeys, lovely orchids, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SoBeRetired
Reviewed 10 January 2018

After a long walk the view is definitely worth the hike, but journey is also great. Make sure to pray the stations as you go up. It's an ancient tradition that God will grant just about any request that is asked at the 14th station!...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bhons21
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Had a fantastic time climbing up cerro apante. It is a straight drive south from parque ruben dario, i would recommend a motorbike as it was a steep climb to the entrance. The hike itself took us about an hour and 20 minutes, but you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I walked all the way to the reserve from my hostel (20-30 minutes). The entrance fee is 30 cordobas (US$1). There is a very nice man at the entrance that will give you a receipt, show you a map he drew and explain how you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 turned this 2 hour hike into 4 hours. We just had so much fun! The terrain was good and fortunately, dry. I wouldn't do this hike with small children if conditions are wet. We took a taxi from Parque Dario to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I had been in this mountain 2 times and the last time we took a different way to go took more them 2 hours to go to the top, very difficult way but very interesting, but Ii hear that it is a easy way

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Maria11116213
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Bearing in mind that you can do this hike right from your hotel (wherever you are staying) it is a must for visitors to Matagalpa. You could probably do it in two hours if you bombed round but it's easy to long out to a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Hiked this yesterday with family. We hadn't been to the top in 11 years and a lot has changed. There is now a park entrance for hiking. Entrance fee $30 Cordovas, or about $1 US dollar. For that price u get a semi maintained trail...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Matt K
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