Rancho Grande

The quiet municipality of Rancho Grande is located 214 kilometers from the capital Managua, and 84 kilometers from the departmental capital city of Matagalpa.

Rancho Grande was declared a municipality in 1989. Its main economic activity is agriculture, focusing on the production of basic grains and coffee and cocoa.

The municipality of Rancho Grande is within the territory of the Macizos de Peñas Blancas Natural Reserve,

as well as the municipality of Tuma La Dalia (Matagalpa) and the municipality of Cuá in the department of Jinotega.

In the territory of this municipality we find the Cerro Kuskawás Natural Reserve where the Cerro Grande de Kuskawás stands out with 1291 meters high.

Like most of the hills in the area is of volcanic origin from the tertiary period and from its summit we can enjoy an impressive panoramic view.

Several farms have been established on the slopes of the hill, which have been transformed into tourist farms offering visitors the possibility of hiking, horseback riding, refreshing baths in the different pools of the area.

They also offer the possibility of learning more about the entire dairy production process from its inception to the processing of their derived products. If you are encouraged you can milk the cows yourself.

One of the outstanding attractions of this municipality are the Yahoska River waterfalls, where the Saltos de Las Brisas and Salto el Cacao are outstanding.

Rancho Grande celebrates its patron saint festivities in honour of its patron saint on 13th May, the Virgin of Fatima.


If you travel in your own vehicle from Matagalpa City, you must take the road that goes to El Tuma-La Dalia and take the junction that goes to Rancho Grande.