Cayala ecological park is part of Guatemala City’s metropolitan green belt. Green belts are sometimes referred to as the “lungs” of a city – a sizeable population of trees in an urban area has a demonstrably beneficial effect on air quality.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 5:30 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Many of the species of birds found at Cayala are endemic, meaning that they are not often seen in other parts of the world. More than 80 species of birds call this park home, covering a wide swath of the avian spectrum. Besides endemic species, there are also resident and migratory flocks of birds that have made Cayala their stomping grounds in Guatemala City. These different populations allow for a vibrant and fluctuating variety of birds.
Some birds you might see include hummingbirds, pygmy owls, blue-and-white mockingbirds, and black-capped swallows. Birders especially look forward to spotting the bushy-crested jay, a bird with a black head and a dark blue body. But birds aren't the only winged species visitors come to admire. This park is also known for its butterflies, adding even more color to the already vibrant grounds.
What to Bring
Money for meals and personal expenses, comfortable shoes and clothes, camera, and a hat.
Transportation, tour with expert guide, and entrance fees.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Similar things to do
On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
Fincal El Pilar’s gardens hum with the tiny, whirring wings of its resident hummingbirds. This farm does not produce agriculture, but rather exists to help conserve some of the rare and endangered species of plants and animals in Antigua.
Finca Filadelfia has had the same purpose for several generations – growing and selling high-quality coffee. Here you’ll get to see over a hundred different species of birds that live throughout the 535.5 acres of the reserve.