Auto Safari Chapin

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Auto Safari Chapín
Logo of Auto Safari Chapin
Date opened 1980
Location Escuintla, Guatemala
Coordinates 14°06′05″N 90°37′35″W / 14.1013°N 90.6265°W / 14.1013; -90.6265Coordinates: 14°06′05″N 90°37′35″W / 14.1013°N 90.6265°W / 14.1013; -90.6265

Auto Safari Chapín is an animal park near Escuintla, Guatemala. The park features several areas including:

  • Drive-through animal preserve with areas for lions, giraffes, hippopotamus and other species
  • Walk-through zoo (near the entrance to the recreation area)
  • Recreation area with a restaurant, lagoon boat rides and a swimming pool

It is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The restaurant is open from 10:30 am to 5 pm. There is a snack bar mid way through the drive-through with drinks and a small selection of snacks.

The park was founded in 1980 as a natural reserve area and is the largest animal parks/zoos in Guatemala. It lies on the 87.5 km at the CA-2 highway, between the cities of Escuintla and Taxisco.[1]


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