Can’t thank Paulette and the entire La Mariposa crew enough for inviting me along on such an extraordinary adventure. I will never forget the Aguirre Family’s Nicaraguan brand of hospitality: Handpicked straight from the cactus, juicy Pitahaya fruit stains your face and clothes neon purple if you aren’t careful. Live music and local folklore from the elders… They even gave me a plant from their garden to help cure the rash I got from a biting bush my horse dragged me through.
By horse or by foot – views of the live crater of the Masaya Volcano and, in the distance, the crater lake , Laguna de Masaya. L to R – Ariel, who leads the horses; Linda, group member; Franklin, local guide; Marlin, program coordinator; Nick, group member and photographer; Ismael, program coordinator and Bismark, local guide.
SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURE WITH THE COMMUNITIES OF THE MASAYA VOLCANO
La Mariposa has worked for several years with our neighboring indigenous communities – primarily the barrios of Panamá, Aguirre and Venecia – now we can offer a two week sustainable tourism program of exceptional diversity, based in these communities and the surrounding landscapes. Our program has such variety and depth thanks to our longstanding relationships with the communities, our focus on assisting their self-development and our commitment to protecting the environment.
Trekking the rim of the Masaya volcano and visting indigenous communities along the way
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