Cuevas del Silvino

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Coordinates: 15°28′28″N 88°49′41″W / 15.47444°N 88.82806°W / 15.47444; -88.82806
Cuevas del Silvino
National Park
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Official name: Parque Nacional Cuevas del Silvino
Country Guatemala
Region Izabal
Municipality Morales
Landmark cave complex
Location Cruce de Cayuga
 - elevation 60 m (197 ft)
 - coordinates 15°28′28″N 88°49′41″W / 15.47444°N 88.82806°W / 15.47444; -88.82806
Area 0.08 km2 (0 sq mi)
Geology karst
Founded Acuerdo Gubernativo 10-10-72
Date 1972 [1961]
Management CONAP

Cuevas del Silvino is a limestone cave system in Guatemala. It is located at km 260 on the road connecting Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios, in the municipality of Morales in the department of Izabal.[1]

The Silvino cave system was declared a national park in 1972.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ana del Carmen Agreda Rodriguez (2004). "Complejo Ecoturístico en Parque Nacional Cuevas del Silvino, Morales, Izabal" (pdf) (in Spanish). USAC. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ CONAP. "Listado de Áreas Protegidas (enero, 2011)" (xls) (in Spanish). conap.gob.gt. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ Pérez C., Sergio G. (2004). "Plan de manejo Cueva del Silvino. Ecoturismo y Educación Ambiental Sobre Murciélagos Cruce de Cayuga, Morales, Izabal" (in Spanish). Museo de Historia Natural, USAC. Retrieved 2009-05-26.