EThe "Montetik" Ecotourism Park is located 10 minutes away from San Cristóbal, at the ejido "El Aguaje" (on the road to Las Grutas de Rancho Nuevo). It was inaugurated on April 14th, 2019, and has an area of 250 hectares covered by Pine -Oak Forest, with an exceptional lushness of epiphytic plants such as bromeliads, orchids, agaves and ferns. To date, the existence of over 140 species of resident and migratory birds is recorded. Montetik also has facilities for recreational activities, and for practicing mountain biking and hiking trails.
Birds that can be watched: Band-tailed Pigeon / Patagioenas fasciata, Buff-collared Nightjar or Cookacheea / Antrostomus ridgwayi, Magnificent Hummingbird / Eugenes fulgens, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird / Lampornis amethystinus, Wine-throated Hummingbird / Selasphorus ellioti, Bearded Screech-Owl / Megascops barbarus, Mountain Trogon / Trogon mexicanus, Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis, Gaffer Woodpecker or Gawker Bird / Strong-billed Woodcreeper / Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus, Northern Tufted Flycatcher / Mitrephanes phaeocercus, Unicolored Jay / Aphelocoma unicolor, American Brown Creeper or American Treecreeper / Certhia americana, Rufous-browed Wren / Troglodytes rufociliatus, Brown-backed Solitaire / Myadestes occidentalis, Andean Sparrow or Rufous-collared Sparrow / Zonotrichia capensis, Spotted Rufous-sided Towhee or Spotted Towhee / Papilo maculatus, Crescent-chested Warbler / Oreothlypis superciliosa, Townsend's Warbler / Setophaga townsendi, Pink-Headed Warbler / Cardellina versicolor.
Felix Ruiz Jiménez
Certified Tourist Guide
Telephone: 967 101 0582