Costa Verde

Costa Verde Tourism Center (El Castaño)

The Costa Verde EcoHostel, also widely known as “El Castaño” (the original name of the ranchería where it is), is located at the heart of the La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, surrounded by the highest mangroves of the American Pacific Ocean. At Costa Verde you can take guided tours through mangroves and estuaries, in routes like “El Aguaje” and “El Silencio”; where you will have the opportunity of having a close encounter with crocodiles, hundreds of migratory and resident birds, lizards, and some mammals from the Coastal Wetlands. This Ecotourism Center offers the services of accommodation, restaurant, kayak rentals, and transportation to nearby beaches, like Barra Zacapulco.

Birds that can be watched: Barbary Duck / Cairina moschata, White-bellied Chachalaca / Ortalis leucogastra, Crested Guan / Penelope purpurascens, Northern Potoo / Nyctibius jamaicensis, Cinnamon Hummingbird / Amazilia rutila, Rufous-naped Wood-Rail / Aramides albiventris, Purple Gallinule / Porphyrio martinica, Red Rail or Ruddy Crake / Laterallus ruber, Sungrebe / Heliornis fulica, Courlan / Aramus guarauna, Southern Lapwing / Vanellus Chilensis, Least Bittern / Ixobrychus exilis, Bare-throated Tiger Heron / Tigrisoma mexicanum, Agami Heron / Agamia agami, Boat-billed Heron / Cochlearius cochlearius, Roseate Spoonbill / Platalea ajaja, Grey-headed Kite / Leptodon cayanesis, Black-collared / Busarellus nigricollis, Crane Hawk / Geranospiza caerulescens, Black-and-white Owl/ Strix nigrolineata, Turquoise-browed Motmot / Eumomota superciliosa, American Pygmy Kingfisher / Chloroceryle aenea, White-necked Puffbird / Notharchus hyperrhynchus, Bat Falcon / Falco rufigularis, Yellow-naped Parrot / Amazon auropalliata, Common Tody-Flycatcher / Todirostrum cinereum, Giant Wren / Campylorhynchus chiapensis, Mexican Cacique / Cassiculus melanicterus, Spot-breasted Oriole / Icterus pectoralis, American Yellow Warbler or Golden Warbler / Setophaga petechia (erithacorides group), Ruddy-breasted Seedeater / Sporophila minuta.

Contact details:
Pablo Valdovinos
Certified guide