Juan Venado Island - National Reserve
7 km's to the North is located Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve. Juan Venado is 22km long and forms one of the important protected area in Nicaragua. It forms part of the country's national park system and is well-known as a vital coastal wetland region. This region is a known turtle nesting ground, bird nesting region and an nature rich region of the Nicaragua. We are working to promote tourism and protect this area in a sensible manner.
Juan Venado is part of a biological corridor which includes Isla Real (Tamarindo Beach), Las Penitas and Poneloya. The stunning 22 km Island of Juan Venado is situated 25 minutes from the Colonial city of Leon. Juan Venado is to the south of the beaches of Las Penitas and Poneloya. As such, it is easy to reach and is popular with tourists. This marvelous natural area of Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve is well worth a visit.
Beach is currently working with the Alcaldia (
Leon) to create a biological corridor for tourism and environmental work. The corridor is made up of
Beach (11km of Isla Real), Salinas Grandes (5km fishing village),
Island (22km of nature reserve) and the Town of
Las Penitas (northern entrance to Juan Venado). This project is supported by the
ECC(European Community), Marena (Nicarguan Environmental Agency), Juan Venado Nature Parque,
Beach, and the Alcaldia of Leon.
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