Rawacala Eco Park in Omoa
The Rawacala Eco Park in Omoa offers the perfect setting to explore and enjoy the tropical jungles in Honduras. You will find it tucked into the Sierra Omoa Mountains just south of the community of Paraiso in Omoa. This is within walking distance of the Paraiso Rainforest and Beach Hotel.
There is access to the park via a dirt road that is good enough for any vehicle to enter if you drive carefully. The parking area is in front of the entrance station, where you can find bathrooms, information about the park and pay your entrance fee. This is where the last of the 9 zip line canopy tour platforms is. A trail leads up into the mountain parallel to a small creek to the first waterfall. The fall forms a delightful natural pool to jump in and refresh yourself.[themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
For those not into jumping into cool crystal-clear mountain creeks, a spacious deck with tables offers the perfect look out spot to see the waterfall and those adventurers cooling themselves in its water. If you are a waterfall maniac like me, you will want to book one of the guided tours to visit the upper falls. There are two different alternatives, one is a half a day tour and the other is a full day tour.
Planing Your Visit to Rawacala Eco Park
For those wishing to make a reservation for tours and services at Rawacala Eco Park in Omoa, I recommend that you do so through the Hotel Paraiso Rainforest and Beach website or facebook page. Although the park is open, the tours are by reservation only. The entrance fee to the park is 200 lempiras por person, and this gives you access to the trail and facilities at the lower waterfall. For those interested in the Canopy Tour the cost of this service is $40 US per person, including taxes.[themify_hr border_width=”1″ width=”1″ color=”light-gray”]
There are two guided tours within the park. The first is the half day tour, that leads you to two waterfalls. The price of the tour depends on the size of the group. For a minimum of two persons, the price of the tour starts at $50 US dollars per person and gradually comes down to $25 per person if the group is larger. The maximum number of persons per tour is 10. This half day tour can operate on two different schedules: 8 am till noon or noon till four pm.
The full day tour will take you to visit a total of 4 waterfalls hidden in the jungle. This is a full day tour and lunch is included. The cost of the tour is $100 US per person for a minimum of two persons. The per person cost gradually decreases to $65 US per person as the group size increases. Again, the maximum number of persons per tour is 10. For those of you who are avid birdwatchers, Rawacala eco park in Omoa is a birders paradise. According to the Ebird platform, there are 208 species that have been sighted within the park. This makes it truly a birding hotspot.
The Rawacala Eco Park in Omoa is one of several great alternatives for things to do and see when you visit Omoa. Make sure that you plan on at the very least for one night and two full days in the area. You would do yourself a favor if you spend two nights and three full days in the area. It is an extraordinary destination that is still of most tourist’s radar. Discover it before it becomes popular and crowded!