Top things to do in Mainland

Canal in Changuinola

Snyder (Changuinola) Canal

In 1903 a 12km-long canal connecting the Río Changuinola and Almirante Bay was dug parallel to the Caribbean shoreline to facilitate the barging of bananas from the fields of the Bocas del Toro archipelago to ships.…
Caribbean in Changuinola

Restaurante Ebony

More expensive than your typical Changuinola restaurant, but loaded with atmosphere, this Afro-Caribbean restaurant at the southern end of the main street serves up creole dishes (shrimp with coconut, rice and peas,…
Park in Mainland

Humedal de San San Pond Sak

These relatively unknown wetlands covering 160 sq km just 5km north of Changuinola harbor an incredible variety of tropical fauna. In addition to sloths, river otters, white-faced monkeys, caimans, iguanas, sea turt…
Park in Mainland

Bosque Protector de Palo Seco

This is a lush cloud forest covering more than 167,000 hectares set high in the Talamanca mountains. There are three trails maintained by MiAmbiente in the park, each about 45 minutes in duration, allowing visitors …
Chinese in Changuinola

La Fortuna

Should you need a fix of rice and noodles, La Fortuna, diagonally opposite from the Urraca bus terminal, can oblige.