Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Fotografia: Carlos Porras

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Fotografia: Carlos Porras

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Fotografia: Carlos Porras

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Fotografia: Christian García

Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Fotografia: Christian García

General Description

The Sanctuary is named after Los Colorados mountain for the abundance of red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) it has. The visitor will find a small mountain range, made up of sedimentary rocks, with other peaks such as El Escondido, San José, La Planada, El Yayal, Cerrito Bongo, La Gervedera and Tamarindo de Mico. It contains one of the best-preserved relict dry forests in the region and an important shelter for organisms, such as primates and mammals, which live in this habitat. It is also a source of supplies for migratory birds and it is considered and Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) since over 280 bird species have been reported for the area. Thus the Sanctuary and surroundings are a wonderful destination for photographers, bird watchers and to enjoy the scenic beauty and the local culture.

Special Recommendations

  • You must get a yellow fever vaccine 10 days prior to arrival at the Park.
  • Please use insect repellent and sun protection.
  • Do not use perfumes since they attract insects, especially bees and wasps.
  • Please use light colored clothing and comfortable closed shoes for dry weather and to cross streams. In rainy season, we recommend you use rubber boots.

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