Bosawas Biosphere Reserve
Situated on both sides of the border between Nicaragua and Honduras, the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve covers more than 2 million acres (20 000 km²) and is home to thousands of plant and animal species, and nearly 200,000 types of insect. The area was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and is the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. Visiting the reserve is one of the many things to do in Nicaragua. Tourists who make the effort to visit the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve will discover untouched rainforests and a rich array of animal life.