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Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii

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Monterrico, Guatemala
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Tranquil, beautiful, lots of birds

As far as I can tell, there is actually a visitor center for the Biotopo but most people explore... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
CeeGunn
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Barrie, Canada
A not to be missed experience if you are in Monterico

An early mourning experience well worth missing some sleep for. Wading birds, flocks of pelicans... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Stephen L
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“early morning” (3 reviews)
“great egrets” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monterrico, Guatemala
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

As far as I can tell, there is actually a visitor center for the Biotopo but most people explore the park by arranging a boat tour from their hotel, as we did. The tour cost Q125 per person but we found out later that other...More

Thank CeeGunn
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

An early mourning experience well worth missing some sleep for. Wading birds, flocks of pelicans, flying fish, local fisherman plying their craft.

1  Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We were picked up at our hotel at 5 am by our guide, walked to the canal and started the tour in a small boat. While we moved on, our guide kept explaining, and we enjoyed every minute. The sunrise was spectacular. Should we return,...More

Thank Doris M
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

To visit this national park is highly recommended. Our tour started at 5am and we were collected by a local guide at our hostel. We took a small boat and our guide did the paddling for us so that we only had to sit there...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We found local guide Sender at the resturant-hotel Saltamontes and we are lucky to meet that guide. We are realy enjoy this sunrise trip with lot of birds and nice surise colors.

Thank Ainis F
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice trip to start the day, still cool at early morning (5.30), spectacular sunrise and lovely scenery. I would recommend this trip to all nature lovers.

Thank BCerfontaine
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

This tour starts at about 5:30 AM. One of the guides should pick you up at your hotel at 5, and then you walk to the pier where all the boats are. I took the tour with another 7 people on a tiny boat, moved...More

2  Thank mtnb192
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Hotels in Monterrico can organise trips in the mangrove, where you will be able to watch a beautiful sunrise, surrounded by birds.

Thank arthemise21
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although we didn't see much more than the many types of birds the scenery was spectacular. I have lived in Guatemala and thought that I knew every type of environment there, but this was a new one for me. It is well worth the time...More

2  Thank BeckaJo B
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

A great way to start the day. Just ask your local hotel (or anyone, really) to organise a short trip on a boat for you. It's super relaxing and interesting. Just make sure not to fall into the water ;)

Thank susanar882016
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CeeGunn
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I went to Monterrico myself and got the answer! The boat tour that usually is sold from any hotel in the area is Q70 and up, depending on time and number of passengers and how good you are at negotiating. The boat tour goes... More
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