For those outdoor lovers, there are several nature reserves in proximity to Managua. Also, you can visit a Volcano, explore the mountains and forests, even check out fossilized footprints from some 2000+ years ago.
CHOCOYERO-EL BRUJO NATURAL RESERVE
Featuring two spectacular waterfalls, this reserve is one of the most popular in the country. Biodiversity abounds here as travelers can find up to 113 bird species, to include the colorful toucan, 29 mammal species and over 20 reptile species.
ANCIENT FOOTPRINTS OF ACAHUALINCA
Located near Lake Managua, these footprints represent those of the Holocene era humans. The fossilized tracks were preserved in volcanic mud and were thought to be caused from people running away from a volcanic eruption.
LOMA DE TISCAPA
A national park with a very interesting past, the region certainly reveals a lot about the city. See the statue of Sandino, as well as one donated to the national guard by Mussolini. The views offer glimpses of volcanos. You can even opt to take a canopy tour across.