A visit to the Bosawas Biosphere is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit one of the most unexplored rain forests in the world.
Hiking through the Bosawas Biosphere is both challenging and rewarding. The muddy trails of the rainforest are often full of obstacles, from sudden drop-offs to unexpected puddles. Even though the rainforest is difficult to hike through, the variety of animal species you will encounter make it worth it your effort. The variety of flora, fauna, and insect life that inhabit the 1.8 million acres of the UNESCO protected Nicaragua biosphere makes it regarded as one of the most ecologically important regions in Nicaragua.
The Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in the northern part of Nicaragua is a hilly tropical forest designated in 1997 as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. It is the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere, after the Amazon in Brazil. The reserve gets its name from Rio BOcay to the west, Cerro SAslaya to the south and Rio WAspule to the east -- BO-SA-WAS. Bosawás is largely unexplored, and is extremely rich in biodiversity.
Much of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve is uncharted territory--dense plants and trees make exploration to some parts of the forest impossible. Though some 150,000 insects species have been discovered so far in the Nicaragua biosphere, it's quite possible that there are some that have yet to be discovered. Over 600 species of birds live in this forest, including the huge Harpy Eagle. Monkeys, jaguars, macaws and a variety of species that risk extinction also form part of the animal life in Bosawas Biosphere.
On a Nicaragua trekking adventure through the reserve, you may also visiting remote indigenous villages.
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