To make a trip pleasant it is required that you respect some fairly simple norms,
which consist of protecting the integrity of the natural
visit some of the natural protected areas it is required that you
have an authorization granted by the national office or the regional
branch of the National Institute of Natural Resources.
must always carry your ID card, passport or other credential that
permits your identification.
look for the support of a forest ranger or local guide. The
guide service does not have an elevated cost and permits you to
enjoy their knowledge and the proverbial hospitality of the local
only in the sights that are qualified for it, according to the
indications that are found in each area.
general, the tourist infrastructure is scarce or nonexistent in
natural protected areas, for this reason it is necessary to
contract an experienced company in the region or find out if it is
possible to camp in the zone.
coast we recommend that you take water and sunscreen lotion.
sierra it is recommend that you take sun block and abundant
protective outer garment(jacket). Altitude sickness usually takes
place above 2500 meters above sea level. Take precautions: rest
the first day, ingest an abundant amount of liquids and avoid
forest never travel without insect repellent, waterproof jacket
and sun block lotion. The use of long sleeve shirts and long
plants is recommended to avoid insect bites. The vaccine against
yellow fever is obligatory. The availability of vaccines
against malaria, tetanus and hepatitis A and B exists, as well as
ambulatory treatment for Leishmaniasis and paludism.
form of enjoying your visit more, try not to smoke in these areas
but if you do smoke remember to extinguish your cigarette butts
and matches well.
ever you find yourself make sure that you take concern and care of
the native flora and fauna.
Remember that garbage contaminates, collaborate to solve this
- Use paper bags. Plastic is not biodegradable.
- Prefer foods that are not packaged in plastic bags. On
the contrary, use plastic, glass or metal bottles which the
waste baskets are equipped for.
- Biodegradable waste (food scraps, paper, etc.) should be buried
than 50 cm. below the surface.
- Always prefer those products that don't endanger the
environment/deplete the ozone layer, like spray bottles that are ozone friendly,
sprayers, glycerin soap, biodegradable detergents, etc.
- Remember that by throwing away a battery, it contaminates at
least one squared meter. Throw them in waste cans that are
Before any problem arises, consult or seek the aid
of a forest ranger, since with his or her experience they can
solve situations that the visitor may not be knowledgeable about.