Quetzal Reserve

According to the story, the national bird “The Quetzal” stood on the chest of Tecún Umán when he died. Tecún Umán was the Quiché Mayan prince that fought against the Spanish invasion, when he died heroically in the battle of Pinar at the hands of the conquistador Don Pedro de Alvarado; who was approaching Quetzaltenango with his army. Since then the legend says that “the Quetzal has had a red chest”. The Quetzal, which inhabits humid mountain forests, can be found from the south of Mexico to Panama. Guatemala has the luck of having this beautiful bird in its mystical mountains and mystical forests. In “The Quetzal Reserve” you can find a wide variety of animals. Ask for our Itinerary