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Finca El Pilar

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A lovely place to walk just outside Antigua

My wife and I visited El Pilar on two occasions and really enjoyed the peaceful ambience. It is a... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
Great hike near Antigua - even in the rain!

We went on a hike with our small dog and used both the unpaved road to go up and the jungle path to... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Antigua, Guatemala
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Feb 13, 2019
“A lovely place to walk just outside Antigua”
Oct 19, 2018
“Great hike near Antigua - even in the rain!”
Located in the heart of the Central Volcanic Chain (CVC) just a few minutes away from the beautiful colonial city of Antigua Guatemala and home of the famous El Cucurucho Hill. This site protects important pine - oak and cloud forest patches. It...more
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San Cristobal El Bajo, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4937
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

My wife and I visited El Pilar on two occasions and really enjoyed the peaceful ambience. It is a lovely place to wander around enjoying the wildlife particularly birds. The hummingbird feeders at the entrance are a must!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ashbybirder9
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Spent 13 hours with a local guide, from dusk to nightfall (last bird: a Whiskered Owlet!). We walked up and down the mountain-side, along well-maintained, incredibly built paths. Saw 8 species of hummingbird, most at local feeders and observed through a scope. Fabulous views and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Leesburg7
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We took a taxi there. Driver stopped at the gate and said that's as far as we would go. From there, we could only walk to the pools. The park itself was a long way up a gravel road. Privately-owned vehicles seemed ok to continue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 488traveller022
jriveragt, RP at Finca El Pilar, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi, it's a shame we couldn't give you more information about hiking in Finca El Pilar. Once there, you can get into the pools, there are from pure mountain water, and we don't use any chemicals for their cleaning. They are as natural as they...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

We went on a hike with our small dog and used both the unpaved road to go up and the jungle path to come down - both were great and even in the rain we were partially covered and got to enjoy the amazing nature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank manuelacea
Reviewed October 5, 2018

It is a rainforest believe it or not. Hummingbirds all over. Walking the paths is not difficult and watching the birds is well worth it. Only problem is the direction are lacking. It is near Santa Ana so everyone there can help you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank george c
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Although it was Mother’s Day there weren’t many people. The walk was pretty and we saw plenty of humming birds at the feeders. The swimming pools looked inviting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 472marianneh
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I recently visited Finca el Pilar with my husband and two teenagers, 13 and 17. We will never forget this incredible place, with its stunning views both of volcanoes and the thick, verdant cloud forest. Just a 45-minute walk or a 10-minute tuk tuk ride...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Lorilee C
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Well maintained trail in beautiful forest a little off the tourist track. Gates close at 5 & we got there at 4 so didn’t make it to the top. There were families and small children in the pools but no other hikers. So nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Maddy003
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Superbly maintained hiking trail goes up up up and further up - culminating with awesome views of the local volcanoes! My 2 year old hiked most of the way up - it's very accessible. We missed the hummingbird station (d'oh!) but saw many birds, a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank selectorD
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Finca El Pilar is not safe. I encountered an armed man who demanded money and/or cell phone in farm. He threatened to kill me. Somehow I managed to talk him down. I would never return to this farm.

Date of experience: June 2017
8  Thank jonH6533NA
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