Welcome to Quinta Mazatlan—a luxury birdhouse!
A 1930’s country estate in the heart of McAllen, Quinta Mazatlan is an historic Spanish Revival adobe hacienda surrounded by lush tropical landscaping & native woodland. A unique conference & events center, close to airports & hotels, Quinta Mazatlan is also an urban oasis, where quiet trails wind through more than 15 acres of birding habitat.
Formal tropical gardens surround the 10,000 square-foot mansion, and are enriched with native plants as living demonstrations of what any backyard birder can achieve. Outlying acres of wild Tamaulipan thorn forest have been enhanced with water and bird feeding stations to make them even more attractive to wildlife.
Quinta Mazatlan attracts many of the favorite “Valley specialties” found no place else in the country. Plain Chachalacas nest in the palms, and Common Pauraques, Clay-colored Thrushes, Green Jays, Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, and Olive Sparrows can be seen regularly along with occasional tropical migrants.”
Learn and Discover
Quinta Mazatlan (the name means “country estate” in Spanish) has programs for all interests from Natural History Tours to Native Plant Walks. Visitors can enrich their skills by signing up for programs to “Attract Birds to Backyards”. Quinta Mazatlan serves as an example for backyard restoration...enhancing and connecting backyards for wildlife and people.
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Take Expressway 83 to 10th Street exit. Travel south on 10th Street and turn east on Sunset Drive (hotel on corner). Proceed along Sunset Drive to Quinta Mazatlan at the end of the street. Parking is available outside the gates to the mansion. Enjoy the walk down Bougainvillea Lane! Download map.
Nine Unique Locations
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Quinta Mazatlan Bird Checklist here.
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We offer rentals of the beautiful mansion...for corporate events, dinners, weddings, and other celebratory events.
More About Our Facility
Quinta Mazatlan offers an array of programming for people of all ages and interests. For more information including dates and times for upcoming programs and events, visit www.quintamazatlan.com.
Bird Walks 8:30 - 9:30 on Saturdays through April.