Agro Ecotourism - UCA San Ramón, Nicaragua

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El Roblar

Located 32 kilometers from San Ramón, El Roblar is the community furthest away. Take a one and a half hour bus ride up the mountains from Matagalpa and experience the beautiful countryside on the way. The bus takes you through small communities and a stunning landscape and the bus ride itself is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss. 

Buses from Matagalpa to Roblar: 10.00 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm. 
From Roblar to Matagalpa:  6:20 am, 7:30 am, 8:20 am, 10: 00 am.

El Roblar consists of two cooperatives separated by gender:

   Cooperative El Privilegio: A cooperative of women who produce coffee, mainly red coffee, but also vegetables, corn and beans. It was formed by former female members of the Daniel Teller Paz cooperative who felt they weren't heard especially in the decision making process. You can see their coffee being roasted in the city and as well buy their products there. There are 27 members.

   Cooperative Daniel Teller Paz: It is a cooperative which produces conventional coffee in individual farms and consists of 30 male members.

In El Roblar you have many possibilities:

   Let a young local guide take you through the coffee fields and by the local coffee toasting machine, while you learn about the life as a coffee farmer and the history of the coffee.

   If you visit in the coffee season (November to January) you will have the chance to be a part of the harvesting. Learn the whole process behind your cup of coffee.

   Visit one of the local farms where you can feed the animals, milk the cows, ride the horses, learn about farming the old fashion way and watch a beautiful sunset from the porch.

   Visit the local waterfall, dip your toes in the cold water and climb up the side of the waterfall afterwards.

   Take a swim in the local river after a hot day in the sun.

   Visit the three viewpoints where you can sit and enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

   Visit the women in the kitchens and learn to make the local dishes such as nacatamales, tortillas, enchiladas, tacos and pasteles.    

   Learn to prepare natural medicine and hear the stories about it and how it has been used for decades.    

   Live with a local family for a day, a week or even a month and experience a whole different culture in a way that only a few people get to do.