Catazajá Beaches


Catazajá is a beautiful town located in the extreme northeast of Chiapas, a few kilometers from Palenque. The constant rains, its tropical weather and lush vegetation have enabled the formation of a complex and extensive lagoon system, home to thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds, which inhabit this natural sanctuary 365 days a year. In Catazajá there is also a very peculiar mammal: the manatee (Trichechus manatus), a huge but docile aquatic animal that moves smoothly through the waters of the lagoons, feeding on aquatic plants. Thanks to the conservation efforts of the manatee habitat, today it is possible to enjoy a pleasant tour full of feathers, songs and colors.

Birds that can be observed: Migratory birds during nesting season, such as the American Wood Ibis (or Flinthead). Birds that can be watched: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck or White-winged Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna autumnalis, Fulvous Duck or Fulvous Tree-Duck / Dendrocygna bicolor, Barbary Duck, Muscovy / Cairina moschata, Blue-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal / Spatula discors, European Shoveller or Northern Shoveler / Spatula clypeata, Common Pintail or Kite-tail / Anas acuta, Plain Chachalaca / Ortalis vetula, Least Grebe / Tachybaptus dominicus, Pale-vented Pigeon / Patagioenas cayennensis, Short-billed Pigeon / Patagioenas nigrirostris, Blue Ground Dove / Claravis pretiosa, Azuero Dove or Brown-backed Dove / Leptotila plumbeiceps, Striped Cuckoo / Tapera naevia, Mangrove Cuckoo / Coccyzus minor, Northern Potoo / Nyctibius jamaicensis, Long-billed Hermit / Phaethornis longirostris, Stripe-throated Hermit / Phaethornis striigularis, Rieffer's Hummingbird / Amazilia tzacatl, Rufous-naped Wood-Rail or Russet-naped Wood-Rail / Aramides albiventris, Common Gallinule / Gallinula galeata, Purple Gallinule / Porphyrio martinicus, Courlan or Limpkin / Aramus guarauna, Double-striped Thick-knee / Burhinus bistriatus, Black-necked Stilt or Mexican Stilt / Himantopus mexicanus, Spotted Sandpiper or Spotty / Actitis macularius, American Wood Ibis or Flinthead / Mycteria americana, American Anhinga or American Darter / Anhinga anhinga, Neotropic Cormorant / Nannopterum brasilianum, Pinnated Bittern or South American Bittern / Botaurus pinnatus, Bare-throated Tiger Heron / Tigrisoma mexicanum, Blue Heron or Blue Herring / Ardea herodias, Black-crowned Night, Heron / Nycticorax nycticorax, Boat-billed Heron / Cochlearius cochlearius, White Ibis / Eudocimus albus, White-faced Ibis / Plegadis chihi, Roseate Spoonbill / Platalea ajaja, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Savanna Vulture / Cathartes burrovianus, Osprey / Pandion haliaetus, American Swallow-tailed Kite or Swallow-tailed Hawk / Elanoides forficatus, Black-collared Hawk / Busarellus nigricollis, Snail Kite / Rostrhamus sociabilis, Crane Hawk / Geranospiza caerulescens, Common Black Hawk / Buteogallus anthracinus, Black-headed Trogon / Trogon melanocephalus, Toh or Toj / Eumomota superciliosa, Amazon Kingfisher / Chloroceryle amazona, Rufous-tailed Jacamar / Galbula ruficauda, Keel-billed Toucan or Rainbow-billed Toucan / Ramphastos sulfuratus, Black-cheeked Woodpecker / Melanerpes pucherani, Smoky-brown Woodpecker / Dryobates fumigatus, Pale-billed Woodpecker / Laughing Falcon / Herpetotheres cachinnans, Aplomado Falcon / Falco femoralis, Yellow-headed Amazon / Amazona oratrix, Aztec Parakeet or Olive-throated Parakeet / Eupsittula nana, Scarlet Macaw / Ara macao, Barred Antshrike / Thamnophilus doliatus, Rufous-breasted Spinetail / Synallaxis erythrothorax, White-collared Manakin / Manacus candei, Red-capped Manakin / Ceratopipra mentalis, Black-crowned Tityra / Tityra inquisitor, Scarlet Flycatcher or Vermilion Flycatcher / Pyrocephalus rubinus, Bright-rumped Attila / Attila spadiceus, Piratic Flycatcher / Legatus leucophaius, Fork-tailed Flycatcher or Fork-tailed Kingbird / Tyrannus savana, Brown Jay / Psilorhinus morio, Yucatan Jay / Cyanocorax yucatanicus, Mangrove Swallow / Tachycineta albilinea, Long-billed Gnatwren / Ramphocaenus melanurus, Spot-breasted Wren / Pheugopedius maculipectus, White-breasted Wood-Wren / Henicorhina leucosticta, Wood Thrush / Hylocichla mustelina, Olive-backed Euphonia / Euphonia gouldi, Green-backed Sparrow / Arremonops chloronotus, Eastern Meadowlark or Meadow Lark / Sturnella magna, Moctezuma Oropendola / Psarocolius montezuma, Bicolored Blackbird or Mainland Red-winged Blackbird / Agelaius phoeniceus.

Location: Catazajá , Chiapas.

Contact idetails:
Francisco Guzmán Hernández
Certified Tourist Guide
Telephone: 916 103 2075