Yaxha Nakum Naranjo National Park is an area of great natural beauty where you can enjoy the tropical rainforest, which is home to many incredibly diverse plant and animal species, the Park was designated as the fifth Wetland of International Importance by RAMSAR convention (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance). Located within the well-known UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called “Maya” in Petén province, the Parque Nacional Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo (37,160 square hectares) is 97% covered by forested lands, either high or seasonally flooded. It also contains various rivers, lagoons and pools such as the Yaxhá, Sacnab, Juleque, Lancajá and Champoxté.
The park has 37,160 square hectares of land (twice the size of Brooklyn, New York). This megadiverse park is home species of jaguars, tapirs, pumas, as well as deer, goat kids, spider monkeys, howler monkeys and anteaters.
Many of the animals in the park are protected or endangered species. Among such species are the Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletti), the white fish (Petenia splendida), the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawi), spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) and the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu).