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National Parks in Guatemala

Information about the national parks of Guatemala.

NAME: Atitlan National Park
SIZE: 62500 hectares
CLASS: IV
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1965

NAME: Laguna Lachua National Park
SIZE: 15000 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1990

NAME: Las Victorias National Park
SIZE: 82 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1984 (some records say 1980)
This park on the northwest outskirts of the city of Coban in Alta Verapaz has hiking trails, ponds, children's playgrounds, and picnic areas.

NAME: Mirador-Rio Azul National Park
SIZE: 101500 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1993 (some records say 1990)
There are several Mayan archaeological sites within the boundaries of this large wilderness park in the Peten area of Guatemala, including El Mirador, which is adjacent to Mexico's Calakmul Archaeological Zone and Rio Azul, which is located deep in the jungle near Guatemala's western border with Belize. There is a movement ot create a new National Park in Guatemala called the Mirador Basin National Park. For more information about that movement see the Abut the Mirador Basin Project.

NAME: Sierra de Lacandon National Park
SIZE: 187465 hectares
CLASS: Y / Ia / Public - State/Provincial
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1979

NAME: Tikal National Park
SIZE: 57600 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1993

NAME: Volcan de Pacaya National Park
SIZE: 2000 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1993

Cultural Monuments

NAME: Aguateca Cultural Monument
SIZE: 1709 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1968

NAME: Iximche Monumento Cultural
SIZE: 50 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1976

NAME: Dos Pilas Monumento Cultural
SIZE: 3166 hectares
CLASS: IV
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1980

Other Protected Areas

NAME: Monterrico Multiple Use Reserve
SIZE: 2800 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1972

NAME: San Miguel - La Palotada - El Zotz Protected Biotope
SIZE: 49500 hectares
CLASS: Y / V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1988

NAME: Carmelita-Uaxcatun-Melchor Multiple Use Reserve
SIZE: 707900 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1967

NAME: Chocon-Machacas Protected Biotope
SIZE: 6265 hectares
CLASS: V
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1988

NAME: El Ceibal Archaeological Site
SIZE: 1700 hectares
CLASS: Y / IV
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1989

NAME: Cerro Cahui Protected Biotope
SIZE: 750 hectares
CLASS: Y / V / Public - State/Provincial
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1990

NAME: San Romon Biological Reserve
SIZE: 18646 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1993

NAME: Machaquila - Cuevas de San Miguel Wildlife Refuge
SIZE: 14766 hectares
CLASS: VI
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1994

NAME: Punta de Manabique/Bahia La Graciosa Wildlife Refuge
SIZE: 38400 hectares
CLASS: Ia
ESTABLISHED: 1/1/1960

More About Guatemala's National Parks
- Wikipedia List of National Parks of Guatemala


See also
Other Attractions in Guatemala
Guatemala Travel Guide
Pan America Travel Guide


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