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| Yaxhá Private Nature Reserve  



archaeological site



© Photo: Federico Fahsen    

Description: The reserve is situated inside the Yaxhá Nakum Naranjo National Park, bordering the beautiful Yaxhá Lagoon and inside the Maya Biosphere Reserve. With 407 acres, the reserve is intended for the conservation of the forest and its natural resources, and at the same time it supports scientific research into flora and fauna in the region.

Services: Camping inside the private natural reserve (you need previous authorization for camping); El Sombrero eco-hotel which is beside the Yaxhá Lagoon at the entrance of the National Park, offers lodging and restaurant service.

Access: The same access described in Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park; once you are in the National Park you can access the Reserve by car through the neighboring farms, or taking a boat across Yaxhá Lagoon from El Sombrero or the National Park.

Tourist facilities: Trails surrounding Yaxhá Lagoon.

Fees and schedule: Check prices when you make reservations.

Other features: Visit the archaeological sites in Topoxté, Yaxhá, Nakum and El Naranjo inside the National Park, as well as the Yaxhá Lagoon, which are the main attractions in the area.

Contact: Telephones: (502) 2360 4415/20;;


Algunas especies: Plain Chachalaca, Bat Falcon, Short-billed Pigeon, Brown-hooded Parrot, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Keel-billed Toucan, Royal Flycatcher.


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