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Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

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Peaceful and wonderful

As part of our birding package with the Pico Bonito Lodge, we were taken there by guide Elmer... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2019
Bill S
Mission, Texas, United States
Great birding location - try to take the 7am train for 40 minute ride

It is a great natural reserve located just a few minutes from the community of LA Union (about 10... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

As part of our birding package with the Pico Bonito Lodge, we were taken there by guide Elmer Escoto. Awesome experience. We were able to get up close and personal with Boat-billed Herons, a juvenile Agami Heron, Sungrebes, crocodiles, and much more. The 9km ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

It is a great natural reserve located just a few minutes from the community of LA Union (about 10 minutes from La Ceiba). The place is great for a relax boat ride; it is a prime location for Birding, you can see Boat-bill Heron, Wood...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

From the entrance to the Cuero y Salado wildlife refuge you will see it is a different and original site. A funky, old banana railroad will take you through a 30 minute ride into the heart of the refuge. once there, you can choose between...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed October 12, 2018

It is a fun trip, traveling on a tiny train then exploring by boat. You can see a lot of water birds, caiman, bats, monkeys and iguanas. If you ask to go to look for manatees you might see these mammals coming up to breathe.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Fiona R
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The train ride from La Union to the park is entertaining especially for little kids. It’s an old timey train that was setup by the Standard Fruit Company. When we went it was running every 2 hours starting at 7 am. The ride lasts around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ilZio
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This place will appeal to anyone who enjoys wildlife. We were lucky enough to see a wide range of animals including bats and a highlight for us was an Agami Heron. The boat trip is an absolute must. You get to the river / beach...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tgrafton
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We have visited this wildlife refuge twice. The train ride alone is worth the trip. Open air cars, and tracks that aren't exactly straight, but interesting. The train ride is about 40 minutes into the park where you can hire a guide to take you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Judith B
Reviewed January 8, 2018

it is worth a trip. the ride with the old train is nice and you can see many birds and other species. tipp: you might don't need a guide cause the captain of the little boats know the birds and spots even better and can...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gregor M
Reviewed June 27, 2017

The entire journey was great. Starting with the "train" trip to the refuge and ending with waiting with the 'train' trip back. The tour itself of the rivers was breathtaking. Gliding along in a small aluminum boat was so serene and peaceful. The guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank DBARTHB
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The train (tren) ride is very interesting. It was built by the old American Fruit Co (Dole) for coconuts. Then you go to the visitor's center which has decent bathroom facilities. You then get in a boat driven by a refuge guide. The red mangroves...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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