Chiquihuites Tourist Parador

The town of Chiquihuite is located in the Soconusco region, in Chiapas, on the slopes of the Tacaná Volcano, 6824.14 feet above sea level, in one of the highest points of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, and just a few kilometers from the emblematic Tacaná Volcano. This fascinating locality has an extension of nearly 600 hectares. Its 392 inhabitants, whose language is Mam, are mainly specialized in the floriculture of ornamental plants that reflect the lushness of Soconusco; and in self-supply agriculture, producing corn, potatoes, and gourd. In its lands, there is a wonderful convergence of Tropical Rainforests, Temperate Forests, and the enigmatic Cloud forest, habitat of the Resplendent Quetzal and the Horned Guan, emblematic birds of conservation in Mesoamerica; in addition, dozens of small regional specialties will delight your senses, such as: the Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Saucerottia cyanura), the Wine-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ellioti), the Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus), the Blue-throated Motmot (Aspatha gularis), the extremely rare Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola) or the also rare North American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus).

Birds that can be watched: Black Chachalaca / Penelopina nigra, Horned Guan / Oreophasis derbianus, Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge / Dendrortyx leucophrys, White-faced Quail-Dove / Zentrygon albifacies, Mexican Green Violetear / Colibri thalassinus, Black-crested Coquette / Lophornis helenae, Magnificent Hummingbird / Eugenes fulgens, Green-throated Mountain-Gem / Lampornis viridipallens, Garnet-throated Hummingbird / Lamprolaima rhami, Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird / Tilmatura dupontii, Wine-throated Hummingbird / Selasphorus ellioti, Rufous Sabrewing / Pampa rufa, Violet Sabrewing / Campylopterus hemileucurus, Azure-crowned Hummingbird / Saucerottia cyanocephala, Blue-tailed Hummingbird / Saucerottia cyanura, Blue-throated Goldentail / Chlorestes eliciae, Black Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus tyrannus, Ornate Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus ornatus, Fulvous Owl / Strix fulvescens, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl / Aegolius ridgwayi, Mountain Trogon / Trogon mexicanus, Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis, Blue-diademed Motmot or Lesson's Blue-crowned Motmot / Momotus lessonii, Emerald Toucanet or Northern Emerald-Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus prasinus, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Woodpecker / Sphyrapicus varius, Acorn Woodpecker / Melanerpes formicivorus, Pale-billed Woodpecker / Campephilus guatemalensis, Barred Parakeet or Lineolated Parakeet / Pacific Parakeet / Psittacara strenuus, Scaled Antpitta / Grallaria guatimalensis, Middle American Leaftosser, Tawny-throated Leaftosser / Sclerurus mexicanus, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus flavigaster, Rufous-breasted Spinetail / Synallaxis erythrothorax, Northern Tufted Flycatcher / Mitrephanes phaeocercus, Yellowish Flycatcher / Empidonax flavescens, Hutton's Vireo / Vireo huttoni, Black-throated Jay / Cyanolyca pumilo, Mountain Jay or Stellar's Jay / Cyanocitta stelleri, Black-capped Swallow / Atticora pileata, Black-eared Bushtit or Bushtit / Psaltriparus minimus, Rufous-browed Wren / Troglodytes rufociliatus, Rufous-and-white Wren / Thryophilus rufalbus, North-American Dipper or American Water Ouzel / Cinclus mexicanus, Blue-and-white Mockingbird / Melanotis hypoleucus, Brown-backed Solitaire / Myadestes occidentalis, Spotted Nightingale-Thrush or Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush / Catharus dryas, Black Thrush / Turdus infuscatus, Gray Silky or Gray Silky-flycatcher / Ocotero or Olive Warbler / Peucedramus taeniatus, Elegant Euphonia / Chlorophonia elegantissima, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia / Chlorophonia occipitalis, Hooded Grosbeak / Coccothraustes abeillei, Black-capped Siskin / Spinus atriceps, Common Bush-tanager or Common Chlorospingus / Chlorospingus flavopectus, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch / Arremon brunneinucha, Caster-of-Fire or Lightning Bird / Junco phaeonotus, Andean Sparrow or Rufous-collared Sparrow / Zonotrichia capensis, White-eared Ground-Sparrow / Melozone leucotis, Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow or White-faced Ground-Sparrow / Melozone biarcuata, White-naped Brush-Finch / Atlapetes albinucha, Yellow-backed Oriole / Icterus chrysater, Crescent-chested Warbler / Oreothlypis superciliosa, Golden-browed Warbler / Basileuterus belli, Pink-headed Warbler / Cardellina versicolor, Painted Redstart or Painted Whitestart / Myioborus pictus, Flame-colored Piranga or Flame-colored Tanager / Piranga bidentata, Mexican Yellow Grosbeak / Pheucticus chrysopeplus, Azure-rumped Tanager / Poecilostreptus cabanisi, Red-legged Honeycreeper / Cyanerpes cyaneus

Addres: Cantón Chiquihuites, Mpio. de Unión Juárez, Chiapas.
Opening hours: Monday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $150 per person..

Contact details:
Toledo Roblero Deleon
Certified Guide
Telephone: 962 223 3578