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Matagalpa is Nicaragua's fifth largest city and one of its most commercially active outside of Managua.

Matagalpa, along with nearby Jinotega, enjoys 'eternal spring' — all year spring-like weather, lying more than 700 metres above sea level with average temperatures ranging from 26°C to 28°C and relative humidity between 75% and 85%.

The surrounding area is lush and green full of undulating fields and mountainous forests, perfect for agriculture. It produces flowers, wood, corn, beans, fruits (oranges, grapefruits, bananas, plantains) and many kinds of vegetables such as broccoli, and cauliflower. It exports beef, cheese, coffee and cacao.

The temperate climate makes it perfect for growing excellent coffee and the area is becoming popular with ecotourists.

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    • Matagalpa Coffee Tour
      Coffee plantation at Selva Negra

      Matagalpa Coffee Tour

      Matagalpa Coffee Tour

      Learn about the production and processes involved in creating coffee, the most popular hot drink in the world. Visit Selva Negra, one of the finest coffee producers in Nicaragua, and learn about the plantation and the steps it has taken to support the local community.

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