Description: The history of Finca Santiago goes back to 1870, when it was a milk farm. As time went by, the priorities of the owners changed and until today the farm is surrounded by an area of 17 acres of secondary forest, where you can observe some species typical of this area and also enjoy the variety of hummingbirds coming to eat from the feeders.
Services: With previous reservation you can attend educational environmental talks with experts at Finca Santiago; there are restrooms, children’s playgrounds, camping, and lodging (at Quinta del Sol Hotel, you must reserve in advance); English-Spanish assistance.
Access: 40 minutes from Guatemala City. Take the Highway to El Salvador (Carretera a El Salvador); at Km16 you turn left on the underpass that will take you to San José Pinula. Once you reach the town of San José Pinula (Km22) take a right towards Mataquescuintla and drive another 1.5 miles by paved road, turn again to the right towards a dirt road and drive 0.6 mile until you reach Finca Santiago.
Tourist facilities: Easy access trail through remnant forest.
Fees and schedule: $5 per person, and open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you want to visit the park before 9:00 am, the price changes to $10 per person
Other features: An amazing garden for hummingbirds.
Information and contact:
Santiago Farm–Pinula Ecological Camp
(Campo Ecológico de Pinula–Finca Santiago):
Km25.5 National Route 18, highway to Mataquescuintla, San José Pinula.
Telephones: (502) 6634 3465, 6634 3463; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Hotel Quinta del Sol: tel.: (502) 6634-3055,