Sierra Morena

Sierra Morena Ecotourism Center

The Sierra Morena Ecotourism Center is located 23.61 miles south of Villaflores, Chiapas, inside the La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve. It is located at an approximate altitude of 3937.008 feet above sea level, in a very interesting Transition Zone between Tropical Rainforests, Temperate Pine-Oak Forests and Alligatorwood Alligatorwood (or American sweetgum), and the majestic Cloud Forest. The ecotourism center is managed by a cooperative society in which cooks, community guides, coffee growers, and community partners participate. In this site, you will find cabins, a kitchen and dining room, interpretive trails, overlooks, as well as the service of local guides to learn about the rich biodiversity of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas.

Birds that can be watched: Thicket Tinamou / Crypturellus cinnamomeus, Black Chachalaca / Penelopina nigra, Singing Quail / Dactylortyx thoracicus, Band-tailed Pigeon / Patagioenas fasciata, White-faced Quail-Dove / Zentrygon albifacies, Striped Cuckoo / Tapera naevia, Pheasant Cuckoo / Dromococcyx phasianellus, Black-billed Cuckoo / Coccyzus erythrophtalmus, Pauraque / Nyctidromus albicollis, Green-throated Mountain-Gem / Lampornis viridipallens, Rufous Sabrewing / Pampa rufa, Violet Sabrewing / Campylopterus hemileucurus, Violet Sabrewing / Saucerottia cyanocephala, White-bellied Emerald / Chlorestes candida, King Vulture / Sarcoramphus papa, Ornate Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus ornatus, Common Black Hawk / Buteogallus anthracinus, Chicken Hawk, Hen Hawk / Buteo jamaicensis, Mottled Owl / Strix virgata, Resplendent Quetzal / Pharomachrus mocinno, Gartered Trogon or Gartered Violaceous Trogon / Trogon caligatus, Collared Trogon / Trogon collaris, Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis, Russet-crowned Motmot / Momotus mexicanus, Blue-diademed Motmot or Lesson's Blue-crowned Motmot / Emerald Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus prasinus, Collared Aracari / Pteroglossus torquatus, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker or Yellow-bellied Woodpecker / Sphyrapicus varius, Acorn Woodpecker / Melanerpes formicivorus, Pale-billed Woodpecker / Campephilus guatemalensis, Golden-Olive Woodpecker / Colaptes rubiginosus, Collared Forest Falcon / Micrastur semitorquatus, White-crowned Parrot / Pionus senilis, Scaled Antpitta / Grallaria guatimalensis, Olivaceous Woodcreeper / Sittasomus griseicapillus, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus flavigaster, Long-tailed Manakin / Chiroxiphia linearis, Northern Bentbill / Oncostoma cinereigulare, Dusky-capped Flycatcher / Myiarchus tuberculifer, Rufous-browed Peppershrike / Cyclarhis gujanensis, Brown-Caped Vireo / Vireo leucophrys, Green Jay / Cyanocorax yncas, House Wren or Northern House Wren / Troglodytes aedon, Band-backed Wren / Campylorhynchus zonatus, Rufous-and-white Wren / Thryophilus rufalbus, Brown-backed Solitaire / Myadestes occidentalis, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush / Catharus aurantiirostris, Elegant Euphonia / Chlorophonia elegantissima, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia / Chlorophonia occipitalis, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch / Arremon brunneinucha, Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow or White-faced, Ground-Sparrow / Melozone biarcuata, Yellow-backed Oriole / Icterus chrysater, Black-and-white Warbler / Mniotilta varia, Crescent-chested Warbler / Oreothlypis superciliosa, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat / Geothlypis poliocephala, Townsend's Warbler / Setophaga townsendi, Rufous-capped Warbler / Basileuterus rufifrons, Fan-tailed Warbler / Basileuterus lachrymosus, White-winged Piranga / Piranga leucoptera, Yellow Grosbeak / Pheucticus chrysopeplus, Rose-bellied Bunting or Rosita's Bunting / Passerina rositae.

Addres: Ejido Sierra Morena, Mpio. de Villacorzo, Chiapas.
Opening hours: Monday through Sunday, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Prices: Price per person $1200. 00 MXN Minimum 04 people per group The visit includes: Transportation services, tickets to the ecotourism center, lodging in dormitories, local guide services, and three meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast).

Contact details:
Robertoni Martínez Palacios (Community guide and monitor)
Carlos León Chanona (External contact person)
Tel: 961 269 5887
WA: 965 115 3945