Its importance lies in the great biodiversity that it contains, and the obvious presence of diverse species of migratory and local birds that inhabit the place make it a perfect place for birders. This attractive site is equipped with an interconnected trail system to facilitate exploration of the area. The paths meet up with each other in the center, which overlooks a small island of trees in the middle of the wetland. This place also features a look-out tower approximately 6 meters high, in some cases above the level of the canopy, which allows for great bird watching.
Las Macanas Marshes was originally created as a Biological Reserve, by Municipal Decree No. 41 of July 20, 1986. However, since a variety of agricultural activities are also done in the area, on July 5, 1996, by resolution No. 52, the category was changed to a multiple-use zone.
Las Macanas Marshes is located in the township of El Rincón, district of Santa María, province of Herrera. The entrance is 2 kilometers past the town of Santa María, on the Divisa-Chitré route.
How to arrive?
Car: After passing Divisa, 7.4 kms ahead you will find the entrance to the Rincón de Santa María. After the intersection at 2.5 kms, turn right. From then on the road is unpaved. About 200 meters later, turn left and continue on a stone path (2.9 kms). It is a total of approximately 5.4 kms from the turnoff of the main highway. ANAM has a small station at the entrance.
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