The scientific reserve boasts altitudes ranging from a low 245 meters (800 feet) to a high 1,565 meters (5,135 feet), home to over 600 species of flora and fauna, including over 100 bird species, giant tree frogs, lizards, and over 80 species of orchids.
Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
This pristine bathing spot is a local favorite on weekends, when families flock here to cool off in the fresh water streams of the Rio Camú. Beware of the cool temperature before jumping in!
Cenotes + Springs, Family-Friendly
Near Santo Cerro, discover the archeological ruins of the original town Christopher Columbus founded in 1494, classified as a national park. Archaeologists continue to study the excavated foundations of the old city once prosperous between 1505 and 1510.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas
Agua Blancas waterfall, the highest altitude cascade in the Caribbean, tumbles 83 meters (272 feet), splattering into a large and cold jade pool hugged by a terrain blanketed in tall pine and green ebony trees. Footbridges and a wooden platform allow you observe the falls from a near distance, and you can step down closer to its lower pools.
Bird Watching, Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls
This photogenic valley features thick blankets of pine trees, rolling green hills, and cool air, all ideal for outdoor adventures. Explore on foot, dip in fresh water, horseback ride, or brave the climb to the peak of El Tetero.
Cenotes + Springs, Hiking
Known for offering exceptional bird watching and mountain trekking opportunities, Valle Nuevo is one of Constanza’s crown jewels. At an altitude of more than 2,200 meters (7,200 feet), it is home to over 500 species of plants–138 endemic to Valle Nuevo–as well as numerous species of amphibians and butterflies.
Ecotourism, Hiking, Mountain Biking, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting