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$51 – $75
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El Jaguar is in the department of Jinotega in north-central Nicaragua, within a critical cloud forest ecosystem. It features 247 acres (100 hectares), of which 200 acres (80 hectares) are pristine cloud forest and 50 acres (20 hectares) have organic coffee certified by the OCIA and Rainforest Alliance. El Jaguar is a very interesting place for researchers because it houses Pacific as well as Caribbean bird species, and those that migrate here from the north. We also have an important confluence of birds and mammals from the highland areas of northern Central America.
The site is famous as a bird sanctuary which is why bird watching is one of the favorite activities of visitors to the reserve. It is also an established site for research and bird banding; these activities are carried out on pre-defined dates.
The reserve's cloud forests have an excellent conservation status and trails of different lengths for hiking. It also offers a sustainable coffee tour.
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Number of employees: 5
Percentage of local employees: 100%
El Jaguar has become a model of sustainable production thanks to its environmental protection and social sustainability components, as demonstrated by the following:
$51 – $75
From $51 to $100. The price includes lodging, three meals, reserve entrance fee, a guided tour, and a presentation about El Jaguar.
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Nearest international airport: Managua (MGA)
Distance, by land, to the nearest airport: 120 miles (190 km).
El Jaguar can be reached year-round in a 4 x 4 vehicle. For groups arriving by bus, we provide transport in a double traction vehicle for the last 1 1/4 miles (two kilometers) to the reserve.
Jinotega, 28 km al norte, comarca El Carril
Rainforest Alliance Verified™
Date: January, 2012
Environmental management: 65%
Sociocultural management: 82%
Business management: 62%
Overall performance: 70%