Entre Lago y Mar
Entre Lago y Mar

The province of Rivas, on the most southwestern corner of Nicaragua, is home to one of the highest densities of biodiversity in Nicaragua. This land is the Paso del Istmo, a strip that extends over only 12 miles, goes from the wetlands along Lake Nicaragua across the humid forests of the coastal mountain range and down to the coastal dry forest bordering the Pacific Ocean. The isthmus constitutes an important biological corridor for flora and fauna, as a transit area to seriously threatened species, such as are the spider monkey, they yellow-naped parrot and marine turtles.