NATURE TOURISM GALLERY
HIKING - FLORA AND FAUNA
The flora and fauna of this area will soon require strengthening. The Nature Reserve is working on different projects for the protection and conservation of the ecosystem. Activities include reforestation of parts of the Reserve with native trees and orchards, feedlots for animals, and adequate systems for managing the rainwater flow and the rebirth of streams that existed in the area previously but now are only seasonal. All of this is done in an educational way to teach visitors to the Reserve about the need to protect, conserve and preserve the environment within the framework of sustainable development.
It is an activity directed at interacting with nature and viewing the biodiversity of flora and fauna and the entire majestic forest. There are Caracolí Trees, Ebony, Bonga, Carreto, Palo Santo, Ceiba, medium-sized and large mammals such as pumas, ocelots, monkeys, deer, squirrels and many differet varieties of reptiles – all framed in a completely natural environment. There are trails of varying levels, according to the degree of difficulty.
The Private Nature Reserve has a wonderful array of bird species to observe with an ornithologist or whilst hiking. You will have the chance to see Macaws (Ara militaris, Ara ararauna, Ara macao), Parrots (Amazona oratrix, Amazona farinosa), Toucans (Ramphastos toco), Carpenters (Campephilus main Dryocopus lineatus), Falcons (Falco peregrinus), and Eagles (Harpya harpija), among others.
Visitors can participate in an archaeological walk to see the architectural design and infrastructure that has informed the construction of the ecotourism buildings that are based on replicas of the Tayrona architecture, the mythological kings of this culture. By recognising the Indigenous people, their adaptive systems and their designs, this has generated a greater cultural sense and identity for this area, inside and outside the country.