Welcome to Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cuero y Salado
On the coast about 30km west of La Ceiba, this wetland reserve protects varied and abundant wildlife: manatees are the most famous (and the hardest to see), but there are also howler and white-faced monkeys, sloths, agoutis (rabbit-sized rodents), iguanas, caimans and around 200 bird species.
The small town of La Unión is the gateway to Cuero y Salado. From there, you catch a train to a visitors center, where a L250 entrance fee is collected and tours can be organized. Two-hour guided canoe tours (L200 for two people, plus L250 per guide) are by far the best way to explore the reserve.
For further information, contact Fundación Cuero y Salado in La Ceiba.