The Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve occupies an impressive 1,300-hectare (3,200-acre) expanse of untouched wilderness which harbors both cloudforest and rainforest, This exceptional reserve is part of the globally-important Chocó biodiversity ‘hot spot’. It’s home to pumas, kinkajous, hundreds of amphibian and reptile species, thousands of insect and arachnid species, and, it’s believed, more than 500 species of birds. A highlight of a visit to Mashpi is the two kilometers long, environmentally friendly, aerial tram gliding visitors through and above the rainforest canopy.