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Hiking the Natural Splendor of O


You’ll find O on the outskirts of Ostional town (Pueblo). At first glance, you may think it’s not much to look at. The dry tropical reserve subsists on organic farming and, except for the "grown" information center, there isn’t much in the way of buildings or other such attractions. However, the appeal of this area lies in the rich, natural surroundings and not in any man-made developments. Visitors are invited to enjoy mp3 audio short two-hour hike around the area so that they can get to know it better. There are also several other, shorter trails which can be enjoyed. All of them start from the communal house of Ola Center and this is also where you will be greeted by one of the local team who could give you a private tour of the surrounding areas.

Starting out, you might notice the various plantations and farms in the area as the local farmers work the land. You might also note the dark, fertile compost which is a direct result of the our large compost system. The O hiking trail takes you through farms and plantations and into the quiet and scenic sustainable trails on the sides of the highest part of the town called "la Colina", the hill. The vegetation becomes thick and beautiful here and is home to numerous kinds of wildlife. The seasonal rivers and gulleys can be seen through the forest canopy. At length, hikers will find themselves at the several seasonal rivers where the water runs crystal-clear and refreshingly cool. A little bit further down river after joining up with several other rivers. Visitors will find that a quick bath in the natual pool, "pescina natural" can be quite refreshing after their humid hike.

The trail ends where it started – back at the communal house in Ola Center in Nicaragua. The O hiking trail is definitely worth doing and will make a great addition to any visit to the country. So make sure you pack in your hiking boots before you head off to Nicaragua for a great holiday.