Attractions

Top Choice Park in Isla Bastimentos

Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos

Established in 1988, this 132-sq-km marine park was Panama's first. Protecting 130 islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, including the coral-fringed Cayos Zapatillas, and the wetlands in the center of Isla Bast…
Park in Around Parque Nacional Soberanía

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Geared towards ecotourism and environmental education, this is an excellent facility for birdwatchers and nature-lovers. Since you are probably here to watch wildlife, it’s worth making an effort to roll out of bed …
Gardens in Bocas del Toro Town

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

One of the joys of visiting Bocas is touring the 'Monkey Farm' botanical garden a couple of kilometers northwest of the center. Painstakingly carved out of 10 hectares of secondary rainforest over almost two decades…
National Park in Veraguas Province

Parque Nacional Coiba

This national marine park contains Panama's largest island, the 503-sq-km Isla de Coiba, as well as astounding biodiversity; more than two dozen species of dolphin and whale have been identified, including humpback,…
National Park in Parque Nacional Volcán Barú

Parque Nacional Volcán Barú

Volcán Barú is Panama's only volcano and the dominant geographical feature of western Panama. It is no longer active but has seven craters and its summit, at 3474m, is the highest point in Panama. On clear days it a…
Gardens in Guadalupe

Finca Dracula

This orchid sanctuary, 500m from the center beyond the landmark Los Quetzales Eco Lodge & Spa, is one of Latin America’s finest orchid collections, with some 2600 species cultivated here. The extremely knowledge…
National Park in Colón Province

Parque Nacional San Lorenzo

Centered on the ruins of the crumbling Spanish colonial fortress of Fuerte San Lorenzo, the 9.6-sq-km Parque Nacional San Lorenzo includes the former US military base of Fuerte Sherman, as well as 12 different ecosy…
Park in Panama City

Parque Natural Metropolitano

On a hill north of downtown, this 265-hectare park protects vast expanses of tropical semideciduous forest within the city limits, and serves as an incredible wilderness escape from the trappings of the capital. Two…
Gardens in El Valle

Aprovaca Orquídeas

For the best selection of orquídeas (orchids) in the region, visit this idyllic not-for-profit garden run by the local association of orchid growers at the eastern end of town. Volunteers work to maintain the lovely…
National Park in Volcán

Área Silvestre Protegida Lagunas de Volcán

Some 4km west of Volcán, this protected area encompasses the highest lake system (1240m) in Panama. The two picturesque lakes swell in the rainy season, with lush, virgin forest at their edges and Volcán Barú in the…