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Cerro Plano Ecological Sanctuary

Quick Facts

  • Hours : 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Telephone : 2645-5869
  • Entrance Fee : $9

Once a working farm, the Ecological Sanctuary now plants four to five million trees per year for reforestation. In addition, the park takes a natural approach to attracting animals -- instead of baiting them with food, the reserve plants specific trees and bushes to lure coatimundis, white-faced monkeys and many other animal species. June and July are the best months for viewing the resplendent quetzal. (7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; $9; 2645-5869)

Cerro Plano Ecological Sanctuary in Pictures