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ESCUINTLA, MUNICIPALITY OF LA GOMERA, ALDEA EL PAREDÓN
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Descripción: Created in 1969 to preserve the coastal-marine ecosystem of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, it has an area of 4942 acres; inside the Park there are communities dedicated to fishing, manual salt collection and agriculture. The beach and mangrove area known as El Paredón is where most of birdwatching activities take place. “La Poza del Nance” is a place where the Parlama Turtle breeds. The mangroves have been very well preserved and you will be able to observe several aquatic birds.
Tourist facilities: Aquatic trails by boat through the canals and mangroves. There are some terrestrial trails for birdwatching.
Other features: On the beach of Sipacate you can practice surfing; from Siquinalá you can drive to the Atitlán Volcano, Lake Atitlán and other birdwatching destinations.
Contact: Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CONAP, National Council for Protected Areas). Telephone in Sipacate: (502) 7771 3181.
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