Established in 1987 on an area of 257.45 km2 at its core and with a buffer zone of 125.53 km2, it is a plateau composed mainly of cloud forests. It is located about 100 kms, north of the department of Francisco Morazán and south of the town of Yoro, it presents a difficult access.
It has an altitude of between 1,800 and 2,245 meters reaching 2,283 meters, altitude in the homonymous peak, the cloud forest is well represented in height, due to high rainfall and temperatures of notable altitudinal contrasts. It is an area occupied by indigenous people of the Tolupan ethnic group. Yoro is a word of Nahuatl origin that comes from “Yolota” meaning “Heart and Center”.