"Visit Nearby Rain Forest of Biotopo Cerro Cahui" Top 5 Page for this destination El Remate Off The Beaten Path Tip by Waxbag

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Biotopo Cerro Cahui is new preserve created right off of Lago Peten Itza 3 kms away from El Remate. Much of the rain forest is secondary growth as it used to be apart of a farm but there are quite a lot of large mahongany trees and sapadilla hard wood. Many species of fern and orcids are here as well other kinds of many other species. Howler and spider monkeys can be herd if not seen, especially near sunset. White-tail deer, raccoon, armadillos are also here and maybe even the jaguar. There is quite a lot of birds here as well including herons, toucans, parrots, kingfishers and a Peten turkey.

The rangers are very welcoming. They let me hold a boa. There are several nice and well marked trails that go up through the 650 hectacre park. Some of the trails lead up to some really nice panaramic views of the lake.

On the lake near the gates of the park is a great spot to hang your hammock and read a book and enjoy a brown bag lunch.

Entrance cost is about $3 US and comes with a really nice map and information about the park and its floral and fauna.

Open from 6 am to 5 pm.

When I was there it looked like they were building a visitors center.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 13, 2003
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