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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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“frog exhibit”(11 reviews)
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Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

. While strolling through the Punta Culebra Nature Center on the point, we encountered a large iguana and spied a sloth lazing in a tree. At $14 to enter, it's a bit pricey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlliecatOOB
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The frog display is really cool. Worth checking out the poisonous frogs. We saw some sloths in a tree and that was worth the walk!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank horsebackbeachlover
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The Punta Culebra Nature Centre is surprisingly quiet. Personally it has been one of my favourite things to do in Panama City and costs just $7 for general admission. Within the Centre they have touch pools in which you can touch star fish, sea cucumbers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

It has only a small exhibition, displaying frogs of Panama and basin with sea turtles and sea stars, but it’s a neat center set in a small piece of rainforest that has several sloths, anteaters, iguanas and all kinds if tropical birds. Nice, helpful staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AThRB
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Interestingly, this is an extension of the Smithsonian. It costs non-residents $7 USD. It's is staffed with young folks that speak English and takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to visit. There displays are well-done, but minimalist. Nearest the entryway there is a "theater" that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobandMaryAlice
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Better for families, if you are well traveled and have seen many animals/aquariums etc. You might be disapointed. MFC-Montreal

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeklMontreal
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Interesting exposition of frogs. Helpfull guides to explain. If you have chance, you can see some "Faultiere" (sleeping animals) in the trees. Nice view on channel entry. Informational tables in Spanish/English. Bad first view "bastura* on beach right hand after entry cashier. Resident retired people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Walter J
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Great place to see sloths, frogs, and sea turtles. Don't think the center merits a trip in and of itself, but great to drop by if you bike the causeway (a recommended diversion while in the area).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WolfeStreetTravelcom
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent 2 hours activity with kids when visiting the Amador Peninsula. Plenty of animals to see and a beautiful small trail in the tropical trees.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank pascalebratislava
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This place was so much fun. You can enjoy beautiful views and see animals in the wild. Not expensive. Be sure to wear comfy shoes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank majdzianka
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Hi, yes there are sloths living in our center, they are free around the place.
March 3, 2017|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Thank you for asking about the our parking here at Punta Culebra we do have parking area inside the center.
December 10, 2015|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30. Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10:00am-6:00pm. Last ticket sold at 5:30. We hope to see you soon!