Auto Safari Chapin Tours

Auto Safari Chapin
Created as a way to both protect endangered native wildlife and show off Guatemala’s natural beauty, the Auto Safari Chapin gives visitors the chance to drive cars through a wilderness setting to see elusive jaguars, tapirs, spider monkeys and white-tailed deer. Other species from around the world to see include giraffes, hippos, water buffalo, ostriches and the crowd favorites: the tiny pygmy goats from Cameroon that charm visitors with their funny antics. All animals at the park roam freely in large enclosures, making the drive feel just like a real wild safari.

Apart from the bigger enclosures, Auto Safari Chapin also includes a smaller walk-through zoo near the entrance, plus a large recreation area with a restaurant. Families with children enjoy the pool area and there is also a lake, where boat rides offer a chance to see pelicans, iguanas and other reptiles. Make sure to keep an eye on the surrounding trees as well, as their branches are the favorite lounging spot for a group of spider monkeys.

Practical Info

Auto Safari Chapin is located in the department of Escuintla, about 80 kilometers south of Guatemala City. The drive should take roughly two hours. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., although the restaurant opens one hour later than the park gates. 
Address: Km 87.5 Carretera a Taxisco, Escuintla, Guatemala
Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm
Admission: Adults: Q60.00, Child (2-10 years old): Q50.00
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2-Day Tour: Auto Safari Chapín Zoo and Monterrico Black Sand Beach from Guatemala City or Antigua

Get in touch with your wild side during a visit to Auto Safari Chapín, Guatemala's only drive-through zoo, followed by an exploration of the black sand beach of Monterrico during this 2-day, 1-night adventure. Take a trip through Auto Safari Chapín, the first zoo in Central America to offer a driving safari experience amidst the park’s wild animals. Then spend the night at Monterrico Beach, where you’ll learn about the area’s turtle conservation efforts and maybe even observe its annual November influx of hatchlings. This nature-themed overnight trip also includes accommodation and attraction fees.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$269.00
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