Birdwatching Finca San Santiago

Birdwatching Finca San Santiago

Just outside of Guatemala City, a 19th-century farm has transformed itself into an ecological safe haven. Finca Santiago functions as an ecotourism site, creating a safe zone for 17 acres (7 ha) of wildlife. Proceeds from tourism go towards the preservation of the surrounding mountain forests.

Featured in:Bird Watching, Nature Walk
5 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
5:00 AM, 5:30 AM, 6:00 AM, 6:30 AM
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Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Trees in this area remain undisturbed, so the native birds can peacefully nest in their branches. Bird watching enthusiasts visit the farm to see hummingbirds gather around feeders, their wings flapping at an astonishing rate of 50 flaps per second. Finca Santiago’s second-growth forest has a number of picturesque oak and cypress trees, some of which are over a century old. Trails in the area take hikers past idyllic natural springs.
Finca Santiago didn’t start out as a conservation area. It originally served as a dairy farm. Built in 1870, a colonial-style manor house presides over the property. In keeping with the colonial fashion, the surrounding property is beautifully landscaped with gardens and fountains.

The grounds of Finca Santiago offer plenty to do while you keep a watch out for hummingbirds. Children can entertain themselves on the playgrounds or on the soccer field. If you want to take a break during your visit, Finca Santiago has several lounge areas and a restaurant.

What to Bring

Money for meals and personal expenses, binoculars, camera, comfortable clothes, sunblock, and/or a hat.

What's included

Transportation, guide, and entrance fee.


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