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PERIJA NATURE RESERVE- ACCOMODATION

There is accommodation for 10 people, in modern and comfortable cabins with electricity, running water and cell phone signal.

Recently established to preserve one of the most fragile and important sites of Colombia, the Serranía del Perijá, habitat is home a large number of animal species and unique plants.

The area has an average temperature of 59°F and a distribution of rains bimodal climate with four seasons; the total annual rainfall is 1247 mm and close to the multi-year monthly average is 104 mm; periods of increased rainfall occur between April and June and September to November, October is the month with the highest rainfall (163 mm). Dry periods are December to March and June to August, January is the driest month (32 mm).

 

You must make your reservation with no less than 24 hours in advance.  Walk-in reservations are not allowed at any of the Nature Reserves.

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PERIJA – THINGS TO DO

  • Fruit feeders and Humming bird garden, has over a dozen of hummingbird species visiting
  • Walk from the lodge up to the Camino de Lengerke, stone path with wonderful tree cover perfect for bird-watching.    You will find the path just outside the reserve talking intrepid and adventures visitor to  Zapatoca.
  • Between sept to march the Cerulean Warbler is common around the reserve lodge.
  • Looking at the bird friendly coffee farming, which produce the known Cerulean Warbler coffee.
  • Night wildlife watching.  Leaving from the restaurant.  Duration 1 hour.  The best time to see mammals, spiders, and much more

The area has an average temperature of 59°F and a distribution of rains bimodal climate with four seasons; the total annual rainfall is 1247 mm and close to the multi-year monthly average is 104 mm; periods of increased rainfall occur between April and June and September to November, October is the month with the highest rainfall (163 mm). Dry periods are December to March and June to August, January is the driest month (32 mm)

You must make your reservation with no less than 24 hours in advance.  Walk-in reservations are not allowed at any of the EcoLodges.

PERIJA – LOCATION

The Reserve is located in the villages of El Cinco and Altos de Perijá, in the municipality of Manaure, department of Cesar, approximately 36 miles from the city of Valledupar. The Reserve has an area of approximately 1850ac. of high andean forests, sub-paramo and paramo.

The area has an average temperature of 59°F and a distribution of rains bimodal climate with four seasons; the total annual rainfall is 1247 mm and close to the multi-year monthly average is 104 mm; periods of increased rainfall occur between April and June and September to November, October is the month with the highest rainfall (163 mm). Dry periods are December to March and June to August, January is the driest month (32 mm)

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PERIJA – SUSTAINABILITY  AND CONSERVATION

The reserve was created on January 28, 2014, in order to preserve one of the most fragile and important sites of Colombia, the Serranía del Perijá, habitat for a large number of animal species and unique plants.

The area has a high number of endemic species of fauna and flora which are threatened with extinction; also conserved forests benefit from the species of birds endemic to the upper and middle sections of the Perijá: Perijá metaltail (Metallura iracunda), The Perija Thistletail (Asthenes perijana), Perijá brush finch (Arremon perijanus) Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa (Atlapetes nigrifrons) and Tapaculo Perijá (Scytalopus sp) a new species recently discovered.

The western sector of the reserve is located on the Manaure river basin which is vital to the town of Manaure, Cesar; many water bodies are third and fourth grade Manaure River tributaries and a few others are vital for aqueducts in the sector of Cinco and El Venado.

The Reserve has some important values at the level of both faunal and floral biodiversity. According to studies by the National University in the area 177 vascular plant species have been recorded representing 46% of all species in the mountains of Perijá. In terms of wildlife 4 species of amphibians, 130 species of birds, 23 species of mammals (flying and non-flying) and 54 species of butterflies have been recorded.

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