A hundred years ago the entire Pacific coast of Nicaragua was covered by a dense tropical forest. Higher altitudes were permanently shrouded by a dense fog or “cloud” that kept them humid and lush year round.
Today much of this forest is gone. The humidity that still existed a decade ago has virtually disappeared, replaced by an increasingly arid climate.
El Bajo, whose sacred Nahuatl name is Matati Ehecat (place where the wind nests), is a biological treasure for educational institutions-from grade school to university- who wish to study our wildlife and our rare species of plants and trees.
With its 3 square miles of woodlands is home to 64 indigenous species of trees; 106 species of insects; 17 species of butterflies (including the monarch and crystal winged); 93 species of birds, among them toucans and yellow neck parrots; 9 species of amphibians; 30 species of reptiles and 39 species of mammals.
Enjoy everything the forest has to offer. Take a walk that will re-connect you with yourself, a day full of activities with your co-workers to re-fuel and improve productivity, hiking, biking and all-day yoga are all ideal programs that will renovate you make you feel in pleasant harmony with your surroundings.