Your source for quality kayaking tours and kayak rentals in El Paredon; a premier surf, sea and adventure life style destination on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Black sand Kayaks offers unique paddle adventures to explore the Sipacate-Naranjo Nature Reserve. Choose between different paddle tours in the mangrove inlets or rent kayaks by the hour and paddle the estuary on your own.
The Sipacate-Naranjo National Park, consists of a variety of mangrove forests, lagoons and sandy beaches. With an area of roughly 2000 hectares from the span west to east along the coast from the town of Sipacate to the village of El Naranjo this nature reserve offers white, black and red mangrove forests, mexican palmetto and guiana chestnut trees. Its 20kms long and 1 km wide.
The beaches are breeding areas for several endangered turtle species including the olive ridley, green turtle, leatherback turtle and hawksbill turtle. Iguanas and fresh water turtles can also be found. Over 90 bird species can be seen such as Pelicans, Nesting Herons, Cormorants, Magnificent Frigate Birds, Ibises, Plovers, Dotterels, Lawpings, Ospreys, Hawks and Gull species. The Sipacate – Naranjo National Park is also home or on a migration path to several endangered birds such as Pied-billed Grebe, Brown Pelicans, Great White Herons, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons and Black-necked Stilts among many others.