Walking; Created to protect the Quetzal bird, symbol of Guatemala, the Mario Dary Biotope Preserve offers two nature paths through the cloud forests on mountains which reach 7,590 feet. The vegetation is wide leaf and pine trees. Orchids, moss, ferns and bromeliads are abundant in this forest, where the Quetzal can be seen in the early hours of the morning.

Among the wide leaf and pine trees, the orchids, moss, fern, and bromeliads of this impressive cloud forest, lives the resplendent quetzal, the sacred bird of the Mayas which is today the symbol of Guatemala. To see it, the early hours of the morning are suggested. Other birds, such as the green toucan, can be seen during the rest of the day.