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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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“frog exhibit”(9 reviews)
“star fish”(7 reviews)
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 6 days ago

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 Wale01
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across the nature center when wandering down the Amador Causeway after a visit to the Bio-Museo. For anyone who has limited time in Panama I would highly recommend this park, we saw three sloths, iguanas, starfish, frogs, sea turtles, raccoons, fish and many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa L
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Even though the Marine Museum was closed when we were there, we got to watch a sloth moving across a hydro wire by the side of the road, a money in a tree leaping around, and a couple of three foot iguanas moving through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed September 15, 2018

If you are in Panama and you want to be away from the concrete buildings Punta Culebra Nature Center s a great place to spend one hour or two. You will have the opportunity to see sloths, birds, turtles, starfish and frogs. Sloths are amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed July 17, 2018

5 stars for the frogs: We saw Túngara, Glanula glass, and poison dart frogs. They are amazing... We got to touch starfish, saw 3 sea turtles, and a Raccoon. 0 stars for the sloths: They are up in the trees, free, but we saw none....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank encouragement8
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Not a "MUST SEE" place. Good place to learn history and nature about Panama. Outside architecture is unique

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed April 11, 2018

FROGS!!! SLOTHS!!! lovely setting, amazing approachable staff, cheap entrance, quick little excursion. If you've only got an hour or so this is a good place to visit. Lunch options nearby!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sherry C
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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!