On the Guaviare River, 20 minutes from the municipality of Mapiripán, department of Meta, there is a protected area of jungle that resists perishing, El Jaguar ProAves Reserve, located in the Caño Evaristo and Esteros Altos villages.
The Nature Reserve has 3 access routes:
The reservation does not include food or transportation. Any extra service must be requested at the reception and has an additional cost.
Make your reservation 24 hours in advance. Walk-in reservations are not guaranteed and are dependent on current availability.
The ProAves Reserve opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Time of entry to your room: From 3:00 p.m. and time of departure from your room: Maximum at 10:00 a.m.
You can change the dates of the reservation, as long as there is availability. Changes must be requested in writing and 15 days in advance. No refund is made for cancellation.
Inform us of any health problems, allergies, or food requirements. We will offer you a special menu according to your diet.
Please, respect the natural resources of the Nature Reserve. The collection of any biological material is not allowed.
Any vehicle is suitable for transportation to the Nature Reserve.
Remember that the climate in Colombia can be very unpredictable! We recommend you bring suitable walking shoes, a rain jacket, long-sleeved clothing, a sun hat, and sunscreen.
In the Natural Reserve there may be power outages, so bring a flashlight and enjoy connecting with nature without the distraction of modern technology.
You do not need a yellow fever vaccine. However, we recommend using repellent since being in contact with nature there may be mosquitoes.
The entry of alcoholic beverages into the Nature Reserve is forbidden.
Follow the instructions of the Nature Reserve staff and stay on the established trails.
This conservation area of the Fundación ProAves was created in 2013 with the aim of protecting and conserving the habitat of the most threatened species in the region.
The Nature Reserve has a great density of species with ease of observation, so it is of great interest for conservation. There are 364 species of birds, among which stand out: Picumnus pumilus, Touit huetii, Spizaetus ornatus, Oressochen jubatus, y Lophornis chalybeus, Mitu tomentosum, Hylopezus macularius, Dromococcyx phasianellus, Lathrotriccus euleri and Calidris minutilla.
The forests of El Jaguar ProAves Reserve present a high diversity of mammals, among which are: Inia geoffrensis, Tapirus terrestris, Pteronura brasiliensis, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Cuniculus paca y Panthera onca, among others.
EIt is made up of gallery and riparian forest, savannas, Morichales, marshy areas, lagoons, lakes, and natural swamps, Dense High Forest of Tierra Firme, Transformed Vegetation (weedy Pastures), Dense Low Forest of the mainland, and Dense High Heterogeneous Flood Forest: the best-represented families in a number of species are
Mimosaceae, Moraceae, Melastomataceae, Lauraceae, Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae, Burseraceae, Sapotaceae, and Myrtaceae. The species identified at the moment are the following: Aspidosperma excelsum, Euterpe precatoria, Iriartea deltoidea, Mauritia flexuosa, Bauhinia guianensis and Eschweilera amazonica, Apuleia leiocarpa, Dialium guianense, Hymenaea oblongifolia, Calophyllum brasiliense, Terminalia amazonia, Clathrotropis macrocarpa, Ocotea cymbarum, Cedrelinga cateniformis, Pseudolmedia laevigata, Pseudolmedia laevisn, Erisma uncinatum and Curatella Americana.