Las Sabanas

Las Sabanas

Where is Las Sabanas located?

Las Sabanas is a municipality located in the north of the country, in the department of Madriz, 262 kilometers from the capital Managua, and 23 kilometers from the departmental head, Somoto.

It presents a varied climate, tropical dry and tropical humid depending on the zone and in some higher parts presents / displays a mountainous climate. Its average temperature is between 20º and 26º.

Las Sabanas is located within the protected area Tepesomoto La Patasta, one of the richest areas of Nicaragua in terms of flora and fauna. A mountain of neblí-junva where orchids, ferns and high mountain trees are cultivated. In the month of August the well-known ecological tour called "friends and friends of nature" takes place.

unparalleled natural attractions

Due to its geographical location, the town of Las Sabanas offers unparalleled natural attractions.

At a distance of 3 kilometers and a half we can not miss the jump of the ravine of the Rio Apanaje. To get to the jump you have to take a dirt road at the west exit that is only passable in summer time. There we discover a spectacular waterfall of a height of about 45 meters, which ends in a pool of about 2 meters deep. An ideal place to take a refreshing swim.

In the area of ​​the jump have been oil and engraving of the pre-Columbian era.


5 kilometers from the city center, located 20 meters above the main road, we find the Quebrada Honda waterfall with a height of 14 meters.

In the middle of the coffee plantations and the pine forests are the two waterfalls of Eden, located about 5 and a half miles from the Savannahs. The waterfall with greater height has a jump of 17 meters and the one of smaller of 12 meters. Pre-Columbian oilfields have also been discovered in this area.

Another possibility offered by the municipality of Las Sabanas to give us a relaxing swim in the middle of a spectacular nature, is the Laguna de La Bruja - El Pegador, less than 2 kilometers from the town.

In the area there are agroecological farms that offer us the possibility to know closely the production of coffee and traditional fruit trees such as orange and banana.

There is also a farm that is the largest cheese producer and dairy processor in the area,

Their celebrations are celebrated the 15 of May in honor to San Isidro Labrador.


If we travel by own vehicle once arrived in Somoto, we have to cross the whole municipality looking for the paved road towards San José de Cusmapa.

From the bus terminal of Somoto buses leave to the Sabanas, San Lucas and San José de Cusmapa.