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New project starts in New project starts in Guatemala Astrid González Nariño reports


uatemala is a relatively small country, whose surface area of 108,890 square kilometres represents only 5 percent of the size ofMexico.


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However, it is recognised internationally in the amusement and amusement park industry as a generator of its own service model, under the tutelage of IRTRA, theWorkers' Recreation Institute of Guatemala.


The city of Retalhuleu, in the state of the same name, is the scene of several of the main projects, where it has just inaugurated its most recent amusement park called Xejuyup . Astrid González Nariño reports .


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Xejuyup occupies an area of 214,000 square metres and is located 190 kilometres west of Guatemala City, the capital of the Central Am erican country.


The concept that guided the design corresponds to providing fun, but also relaxation and coexistence with the nature of the jungle environment.


Among the attractions, most of them of an experiential nature, are: the largest aviary in Central America, flamingo lagoon, giant dry slides 85 metres long, fishing lagoon, horseback riding, canopy, equestrian show, ecological aerial trails, Rapel, the Island of t heMonkeys, and high string


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The new park offers, in addition to multiple attractions, the possibility of visitors staying in houses in the form of trees, cabins and places to camp.


The architect Érick Baldizón, one of the managers of the new park, indicated that the project began to develop five years ago. "We want to have a new attractive space to offer harmony, tranquility and fun.We created a cabin concept that is incorporated with nature," he said.


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