Bird Watching; The Monterrico Natural Reserve is one of the most interesting refuges for birds on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Its different habitats, including mangrove swamps and lagoons, are appreciated by many bird species, including migratory birds. Travel in La Palmilla Lagoon becomes a visual gift for those interested in bird watching.

Travel by Water; Travel through the canals of the Monterrico Nature Reserve takes the visitor through mangrove swamps which are the habitat of such species as the green iguana. The lakes, accessible from Chiquimulilla Canal, and partially covered with a type of reed known in Guatemala as tul, shelter a diversity of migratory and resident birds.