Discover the beautiful natural environment of La Tigra National Park and check out El Picacho during this full-day hiking expedition near Tegucigalpa. Explore the waterfalls, lush mountain cloud forests, scenic overlooks and wildlife of La Tigra National Park on foot during a morning hike. A waiting car will be at the other side of the park to take you to El Picacho, where you’ll admire city views of Tegucigalpa before returning to your hotel. This trip to La Tigra and El Picacho also includes a driver, guide, park entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport by 4x4.
La Tigra National Park encompasses an impressive cloud forest that extends over 238 km2. The elevations in the park range from more than four thousand to almost seven thousand feet above sea level. Considered one of the richest habitats in the world, with good hiking trails and a great diversity of flora and fauna such as bromeliads, orchids, oak and a large number of native species and migratory birds.
The history of San Juancito is inextricably linked to the mineral wealth of the mountains in which it stands.
Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the descendants of the Tolupan / Jicaque people today exploited, on a small scale, the minerals of the region. In the 16th century, the Spaniards made a short-lived attempt to extract ore from the mountains in the area. Using the indigenous population as labor, they proceeded to extract gold and silver from the mountainside; However, after a few years, the indigenous population was so devastated by abysmal diseases and working conditions that the Spaniards, without a reliable source of labor, packed and moved to other seemingly more viable sites in Honduras.