Location: Palmar Municipality, Quetzaltenango
Telephone: (502) 7771 4393 /(502) 5203 5701 Fax: (502) 7771 1081
Contact: Eng. Mario Aguilar
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Website: www.reservapatrocinio.comwww.patrocinioreserve.com
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Description: Patrocinio  is a private nature reserve located at the south of Santiaguito Volcano in the village of Palajunoj in Palmar municipality, department of Quetzaltenango.  The reserve's area is 140 has and it gathers different habitats in which you will find  a broad diversity of  ecosystems, such as natural boradleaf forests and secondary forests.

Patrocinio is an important reserve for birds conservation within the area of Santiaguito volcano and it contains numerous bird species (more than 150 species have been registered). The reserve also offers an ecotourism programme, agricultural crops, such as coffee,  cocoa, rambutan, macadamia, and  Parlour palm and other services such as canopy, trekking, birdwatching, environmental education, and agrotourism.

Patriocinio Reserve belongs to: Private Nature Reserve segment


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