Welcome to Parque Nacional Henri Pittier
The national park is also home to various towns and villages, and these are usually reached these days by por puestos (shared taxi; literally ‘by the seat’) or private taxis via the only two paved roads crossing the park from north to south. One of the biggest and most popular towns is Puerto Colombia, at the end of the eastern road. It's the park's main tourist destination and offers the widest choice of services. El Playón, toward the end of the western road, is a bit rougher and less popular with foreign tourists. When traveling to either, expect crowds and traffic on holidays and weekends, and potential carsickness from the narrow winding curves.