Inguat Highlights the Diversity of Las Guacamayas Biological Station

The strategy seeks to create new alliances between national and local entrepreneurs and support environmental and social conservation projects.

by Pamela Contreras
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Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Guatemalan Tourism Institute -Inguat- organized an activity to highlight the wonders of the Las Guacamayas biological station in Laguna del Tigre National Park in the department of Petén.

According to Inguat, sixteen national entrepreneurs explored the area for three days to highlight the various tourist destinations and activities available in the country’s wildlife.

It also seeks to create new alliances between entrepreneurs and support projects aimed at this area’s environmental and social conservation.

Activities

Several activities took place during the event, including them:

  • Sightseeing of endemic birds and plants
  • Walks in the jungle and observation of precious wood trees
  • Sunsets from the viewpoint of the wetlands of the San Pedro River
  • Nocturnal aquatic and trail tours to explore the nocturnal wildlife
  • Visit to the archaeological site of Waká-Perú, discovering history among stelae and altars
  • Navigation on the Sacluk River to learn about its diversity of species.

Las Guacamayas Biological Station

It is considered a gem in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. It focuses on biological research, responsible tourism with a positive social and environmental impact, and social and environmental responsibility. It works with the support of the National Council of Protected Areas -CONAP- for the conservation of the cultural and natural heritage of the region.

The site is home to over 370 species of birds, including the iconic scarlet macaw. In addition, felines such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, and yaguarundis can be spotted. There are also tapirs, tamanduas, bats, and other wild animals.

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