Escuintla - City of Guatemala
Escuintla is a city in south central Guatemala. It is the capital of the Department of Escuintla and the administrative seat of Escuintla municipality.
In 2003 the city had a population of about 68,000 people. It is on the border of the central highlands and the Pacific coastal plain.
The city is among the more industrialized areas of the country. One of the most important agricultural products of the region is sugar cane. Other products are tobacco, seafood, and cattle.
Auto Safari Chapin is an animal park near Escuintla, Guatemala. It is among the attractions in this region. The park features several spots: a drive-through area, a pedestrian area and a recreation area with restaurants and a swimming pool. The park was founded in 1980 as a natural reserve area and is among the largest animal parks in Guatemala. It lies at the CA-2 highway, between the cities of Escuintla and Taxisco.
GUATEMALA National Bird : Quetzal
GUATEMALA National Flower : White Nun Orchid Lycaste skinneri alba