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  | Río Escondido Private Nature Reserve  






© Photos: Hilda María Morales

Description: Located at the beginning of the Cloud Forest Biological Corridor and close to the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve, the reserve has an extension of nearly 178 acres, where you will find Pine-Oak Forest bordering Las Flautas and San Isidro rivers. The reserve promotes forest conservation and has realized bird monitoring; due to this monitories, there is now a high probability that you will see the Golden Cheeked Warbler, especially between the months of November and February.

Services: Lodging in cabins for six to ten persons (reservations required), restaurant, rest areas and small beaches near the rivers.

Access: Take the Atlantic Highway (CA-9) until you get to the intersection called El Rancho (Km85) and turn towards the city of Cobán. At Km144 turn left and you will find the entrance of the Reserve.

Tourist facilities: Two trails of medium difficulty.
Fees and schedule: There are special prices for groups; check schedules and prices with the administration.

Other features:
Approximately 7.5 miles away you can visit the highest waterfall in Central America: Salto de Chilascó. You can also visit the Quetzal Biotope, Trapiche de San Jerónimo (Baja Verapaz) and other destinations.

Hotel and reservations at (502) 5208 1407
Office in Cobán: (502) 7951 4383

Some species: Northern Flicker (Guatemalan race), Bushy-crested Jay, Rufous-collared Robin, Black-capped Swallow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Goldman's race), Golden-cheeked Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow.


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