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ARCAS Center - Other Activity Flores - Guatemala

The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association runs an animal habilitation center close to San Miguel. They take care of animals rescued from smugglers and illegal pet traders, like jaguars, macaws, monkeys and coatis. You can’t visit the animal center but they have an Environmental Education and Interpretation Center for visitors. There is also a one kilometer nature trail through the lush rainforest showing medicinal plants, a bird observation platform and an area for animals that cannot be reintroduced to the wild. You can learn about how they get the animals and the rehabilitation process. To get there, take the boat leaving the arch at the entrance of Flores at 8:30 a.m. Monday to Friday, coming back around 3:30 p.m. It costs $7 per person. Or you can go by yourself between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m by walking 5 kilometers east from San Miguel. Entrance fee is $2.

Flores, Guatemala

Other Activity

Price Description:


Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:3 p.m.

Days Closed:Saturday and Sunday

Travel Skills: None

Petencito Zoo

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

Contact Information:
Phone: (502)7926-0946

Here are other activities in and around Flores that may be of interest: Activities Overview, Petencito Zoo and Lake tours.

By Claire Bourgin
I have traveled around the world since I'm a kid. Traveling is now part of my everyday life in Guatemala. I have been living in Quetzaltenango for 3...
19 Oct 2009

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