Ocotal



Notes On Macquelizo

The road west out of Ocotal leads to Macquelizo, a small mining town not visited by anyone that does not know it is there. Located in the hills around the town are several old silver mines, with their dumps from mineshafts plainly visible. Ephraim…

The High Cordillera Above Ocotal

The majestic mountains above Ocotal are the highest mountains in Nicaragua, higher than the mountains of Matagalpaand Jinotega. They are a big chunk of granite, running about 70 km from east to west, and lay in a bed of metamorphosed schist, or mud. The…

Ocotal

Ocotal early in the morning smells of pine wood smoke on which thousands of breakfasts are being cooked. Ocotal looks unlike most other Nicaraguan towns and most resembles a town in Chihuahua back several decades. The houses, mainly of adobe, are made like the…