Bosque Protector de Palo Seco
Bosque Protector de Palo Seco information
Lonely Planet review
This is a lush cloud forest, covering more than 160,000 hectares. It's set high in the Talamanca range, and the wildlife here includes monkeys, sloths, armadillos, butterflies, and great birdlife - including ashy-throated bush-tanagers; you won't find them anywhere else in Panama.
An ANAM station lies at the entrance to the Bosque; you can pay the park admission fee here and obtain information about current hiking conditions. ANAM maintains three trails in the park; each takes about 45 minutes, allowing visitors the chance to get a taste of the region's natural wonders.