Chocón Machacas Biotope

Come visit the Chocón Machacas Biotope during this tour. The biotope protects an important population of manatees, as well as an assortment of other animals.

Chocón Machacas Biotope

Lake Izabal, Izabal

The Chocón Machacas Biotope is set within El Golfete, a small lake that adjoins the Río Dulce. The biotope helps protect about 100 manatees— large aquatic mammals that look like walruses. Manatees are threatened in the area and the 72-square-mile (186-square-kilometers) park helps protect them from harm.

Within these lowland flood forests and mangroves that surround the lagoons live 130 birds, 31 mammals, and 31 reptile/amphibian species. As you float along the lagoons of this biotope, keep looking for otters, orange-breasted falcons, and manatees.

What to Bring:

Camera, hat, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

Private boat and transportation. DOES NOT INCLUDE entrance

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Camera, hat, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

Private boat and transportation. DOES NOT INCLUDE entrance

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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