The tropical forests are the areas with bigger riches of botanical species of the world and Yaxha is representative of these forests and favors the abundance of water in the area the great diversity of the fauna.
Yaxha National Park is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Inside the National Park there are four important archaeological sites: Yaxha, Nakum, Naranjo and Topoxte.
The city of Yaxha being a very important city for the ancient Maya culture and the forests inside are very well-preserved and the Yaxha Lagoon is one of the most important water systems in the Maya Biosphere.
Yaxha have reported 150 birds’ species, 40 species of mammals, 14 amfibios, 45 reptiles, and 22 species of fish. Some species of birds that inhabit this reserve are Crane Hawk, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Brown Jay, Tawny-crowned Greenlet, and Blue Bunting.