Volcán Tacaná

Volcán Tacaná Biosphere Reserve

Tacaná or “House of fire” is an active volcano of 13428.48 feet high, the highest summit of Chiapas and of all of southeastern Mexico. With an extension of 6,378 hectares across the municipalities of Tapachula, Cacahoatán and Unión Juárez. This reserve is the habitat of many wild flora and fauna species, it was declared Biosphere Reserve in January 2003. Some of the animals that can be found in the area are: the Ocelot, the Collared Peccary, the Mexican Red Brocket, the Great Curassow, the Emerald Toucanet, the Resplendent Quetzal, the Peacock, and the Crested Eagle. Its geographical structure makes it a perfect place for mountaineering lovers, although it is recommended to climb with a guide who knows the area.


Birds that can be watched: Orange-breasted bunting, Long-tailed manakin, Rose-bellied bunting, Cinnamon-tailed Sparrow, Amazon Kingfisher, Pacific Parakeet, Rosita’s Bunting, Lesser ground cuckoo, Lesser roadrunner, Green-fronted hummingbird, Citreoline trogon, White-lored gnatcatcher.