The La Tigra National Park is located in the department of Francisco Morazan, aproximately 15 kilometers to the north-east of Tegucigalpa. The Park has an extension of 24,040 hectares of Forest. The forest is a generator of Pure Water for the Capital of Honduras and a refuge to the Native and Migratory Biodiversity. La Tigra has a big variety of Flora and Fauna, Pine Trees, Ocotes, Avocados, Ferns are the most commmon vegetation. You can also find ocelots, white-tail-deer, kinkajoos, pumas, quetzals, toucans, lizards, frogs, morpho butterflies are the most common animals found in the park.
The park has eitht trails. There are 3 entrances: Jutiapa, El Hatillo and Nuevo Rosario. La Tigra was declared as the first national park of Honduras. The forest is described as a Cloud Forest. The highest altitude point in the park is La Peña de Andino with 2,290 meters above sea level. The average temperature is 23 degrees Celsius. La Tigra is composed of land with no forest, where the locals live, pine-cone-trees, there is tropical evergreen forest.
We Pickup in Tegucigalpa at 7:30am. We pick you up from your hotel and drive aprox 1:20 hour to the Entrance of La Tigra National Park, El Hatillo Entrance. We drive first through the narrow Tegucigalpa downtown streets and then on a dirtroad in good conditions that will take us to El Hatillo Entrance. We will be reaching altitudes of almost 2000 mts above sea level. As we arrive to the entrance of the Park we will find an interpretation center, bathrooms and a map of the trails. There are different trails, from 2 to 6 hour hikes. We will pickup the hike you preffer and then start on the muddy trail.
We recommend the Waterfall Trail as its medium difficulty and ends up with the beautiful waterfall inside the park. That hike will take aprox 6 hours roundtrip. We will be back in Tegucigalpa at around 17:00 and then drive you to your hotel.
2 liters of water, good hiking shoes, sunblock, rainjacket, sunglasses, bags for putting in your cellphones and wallets in case it rains, cover for your backpack.