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Descripción: Los Tarrales is located southeast of Atitlán Volcano, where you will find different types of forests due to the altitudinal range from 2297 to 8200 feet above sea level. It is an important place for conservation and has promoted bird monitoring and forest preservation of the area. At the farm there are coffee plantations and ornamental plants for export, and a Kaqchikel community that works in the reserve; some of them have received training as local guides for birdwatching. In this destination you will surely enjoy a unique landscape with all the excellent attention from the reserve, which will make your trip unforgettable.

Services: Lodging (it is recommended that you make reservations as prices and availability can vary), restaurant, internet and phone service. Complete tours with guides are included inside the reserve.

Access: From Guatemala City take the CA-1 highway and get to CA-2 until you reach Cocales at Km 113. Make a right and drive 3.1 miles more until you reach the exit to the town called Patulul, take the road to San Lucas Tolimán, and at Km 162 turn left and drive 0.18 mile more on a dirt road where you will find the entrance to Los Tarrales Reserve.

Tourist facilities: Four trails, each one with different degrees of difficulty: Las Pavas trail will take you between 4 to 6 hours, La Rinconada and La Cumbre trails around 4 hours, and Sendero Pavo de Cacho is located in the high area of the reserve and is the most difficult.

Fees and schedule: Las Pavas: US$12, La Rinconada and La Cumbre US$10, and Sendero Pavo de Cacho US$52. Transportation to the beginning of each trail is US$35 per group.

Other features: Coffee tours; located 15 minutes from Lake Atitlán and an hour away from Panajachel.

Contact: Telephones: (502) 5202 6814, 5208 0940. For reservations: (502) 2478 4606 / 2478 4868;,


Some Species: Horned Guan, Highland Guan, Pacific Parakeet, Yellow-naped Parrot, Rufous Sabrewing, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-throated Motmot, Long-tailed Manakin, Azure-rumped Tanager (Cabanis´ Tanager)


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(Oreophasis derbianus)

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