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  | Cerro Cahuí Protected Biotope  





© Photo: Ronny Mejía    

Description: Cerro Cahuí has been a protected area since 1989, when it was created for the purpose to conserving the natural and cultural resources, as well as promoting recreational and educational activities in the area. The Biotope covers an area of 1606 acres; it is a large forest over the northern edge of Lake Petén Itzá, being a connection between Tikal National Park, Biotope San Miguel La Palotada, and the lake.

Services: Around El Remate community there are several options for lodging and restaurants.

Access: Take the CA-9 from Guatemala City, and then get on CA-13 to Flores, and pass by the junction to Melchor de Mencos. 1.8 miles after that, turn left towards El Remate community; on a dirt road you will reach the Biotope, which will be on the right, 6.2 miles after you get on the road.

Tourist facilities: Two pedestrian trails; the longest, at 1.2 miles, is the recommended trail for birdwatching; there are also some sightseeing posts.

Fees and schedule: US$ 1.00 per person for Guatemalan residents and US$ 3.00 per person for foreigners.

Other features: Lake Petén Itzá is close to Tikal National Park, Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo and the city of Flores.

Contact: Centro de Estudios Conservacionistas (CECON, Center for Conservation Studies), Telephones: (502) 2331 0904, 2334 6064, 2361 5450;


Some species: King Vulture; Bicolor Hawk; Black-hawk Eagle; Plain Chachalaca; Black and White Owl; Emerald Toucanet; Black-faced Antthrush; Yellow-breasted Chat.



| Gray-throated Chat
(Granatellus sallaei)

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