Montibelli Reserve


Montibelli is a natural reserve located just 45 minutes from Managua. Most of the reserve is covered with tropical dry forest, and has many different types of animals and plants.

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The howler monkeys woke us up this morning with their songs.

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After a delicious breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs and fruit, we had our first get acquainted activity.

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Joe came and gave the girls a talk about Nicaragua. He had a wonderful condensed version of Nicaragua’s history.


As the girls were settling in, the chaperons were treated to a small hike with Allen to see the cactus that the dragon fruit grows on.

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On a hike to see how the dragon fruit grow we encountered these caterpillars.

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We saw the cactus of the dragon fruit…. (We did not know it came from a cactus)


On the reserve, there are avocados, dragon fruit, bananas, pineapple. A plethora of delicious food.

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We later went to El Trapiche, the community in which we would volunteer. It was about an hour and a half drive from Montibelli nestled on a hill that overlooks a valley. Beautiful.

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The girls are ready and willing to give their all!



We will help with a playground, garden and a warehouse for supplies.


We look forward to getting to work tomorrow.

About xcpgator

I am lucky enough to be a mother of two wonderful children, a teacher to hundreds of talented students and a coach. There is nothing like traveling to an amazing place and watching hearts open to new experiences and people. This is why I am so passionate about our trips withs Me to We. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures!
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