An informative visitors center at the end of the entrance road, with maps and displays on local flora and fauna, is the place to start your tour of Parque Nacional Cusuco . After looking at the displays and descriptions of the local flora and fauna, choose from a small network of six trails to hike around in the park. Ask the vigilante here to tell you where to find the three well-known bird-watching spots.
The trails—Cantiles (two kilometers), El Danto (two kilometers), El Quetzal (one kilometer), La Mina (2.5 kilometers), El Pizote (two kilometers), and Colorado (five kilometers)—are well marked and not too steep or strenuous, but they can be muddy, so bring boots and watch your footing.
Wildlife is very timid at Cusuco , so it takes patience, luck, and good binoculars to spot anything, but the forest is lovely to walk in regardless. At the northern end of Sendero El Danto is a small hut housing a local family that makes its living cultivating and selling cloud-forest plants in a small outdoor nursery.
Early morning bird-watchers, or those who simply want to spend a night in the forest, may camp in one of four designated areas on the entrance road, just before the visitors center.
The topographical maps covering the park are the 1:50,000 Cuyamel-San Pedro Sula 2562 I, Valle de Naco 2562 II, Quimistán 2562 III, and Cuyamelito 2562 IV.