Nature & parks in Panama City

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Nature & Parks in Panama City

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  • Jess1818
    Sarasota, FL84 contributions
    Monkey Island was great. It's actually many islands that tour companies have been going to for a while so the monkeys are very used to seeing people. The tour guides will likely have food you can feed them and they will happily come onto the boat to get it. The monkeys were clean and looked healthy. Great for kids!
    Written January 10, 2022
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  • Mademoiselle
    Liege, Belgium35 contributions
    The longest way is the best one (1h +-) for animals cause i heard 5 monkeys in 16h! The access of the park is +- easy by bus from Albrook Mal!
    Written September 2, 2021
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  • abnguero
    Texas324 contributions
    Great place to learn about wildlife and water creatures in Panama! My kids loved being able to touch a starfish and the wildlife that is running around is great!!
    Written September 8, 2019
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  • Karen M
    London, Canada207 contributions
    We were staying the financial district but visited Flamenco Island a few times. There are lots of nice restaurants and great night life. Definitely recommend visiting if you are in Panama City. The Hop on Hop off bus goes there but it is easy to grab a taxi for a few dollars.
    Written November 15, 2020
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  • Robbie M
    Hopkins, Belize1,644 contributions
    Great view at the mirador just off the road. A couple of KMs up the road is the entrance to the Sender La Cruz. Based on the reviews i was expecting something more difficult, but it wasnt far or difficult. Its rustic, so it was a bit muddy and slippery, so i wouldnt recommend it for older people or ones that have difficulty with balance. But for avid hikers it should be a breeze. Took about 40 minutes up, and another half hour back. Beautiful views. Great spot for selfies, and apparently for locals looking to make out.
    Best of all it was free! You can park right there and just walk right up, no problem!

    Unfortunately we didnt have time to explore the rest of the park. But i would go back again!
    Written August 14, 2019
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  • Elliese Jayne
    7 contributions
    I can’t recommend this trek highly enough; the Camino Real trek is hands down the best adventure hike I’ve been on in Panamá!

    Rick Morales is a fantastic guide who is very prepared - he knows what he’s talking about and has an in-depth knowledge of the landscape. We got caught in some heavy rains but Rick had no issue in navigating the trail in the difficult conditions. Some of the highlights of the trip included spotting wildlife and tracks from a tapir, wild pig and other animals, and swimming in the natural pools and waterways every day. Above all, it was amazing to have the history of el Camino Real explained to us by Rick over several days as we walked through the jungle and came across the old cobblestones.

    As someone who does a lot of hiking, I can safely say this is the ultimate adventure experience for outdoorsy people, I LOVED the whole experience, and totally immersive from a historical perspective. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

    Gear and prep: Rick did an excellent job in communicating all the necessary preparations to make, including very detailed and complete information about the gear to bring and what to expect in terms of the physical demands of the trek. We used a hammock with a protective rain shelter to sleep - quick to set up and light to carry, and very comfortable. I had no issues in staying dry in the evenings. I found the gear recommendations and other general tips from Rick to be spot on! Rick also has comprehensive safety plans in case of an emergency.

    Intensity/fitness: Definitely for adventure and jungle lovers – be prepared to be covered in mud/wet clothes most of the trip! A large part of the route follows waterways so expect to have wet feet. There can be some tricky bits with river crossings/hiking up rivers, but the trekking poles were a massive help. In terms of fitness, it’s not necessary to be a professional athlete but it is important is to be familiar and comfortable with outdoor walking/uneven terrain, and fit enough to carry your backpack up and down some hills. I packed light to avoid carrying too much weight – personal preference! Rick also organized additional local porters to carry the food, which was massive help as it cut down on weight.

    Food: The meals surpassed my expectations, each meal was a different surprise and I thoroughly enjoyed the variety! There was also plenty of hot coffee available. Aside from meals provided by Rick I made my own trail mix with fruit-nut-chocolate.

    Water: We refilled our water bottles enroute from the streams which are crystal clear. Rick provides a great water filter for everyone in the group to use and I had no issues. I carried a single big 1.5L bottle but it would be better to bring several smaller bottles to distribute the weight in your backpack, and make sure to have them easily accessible when you are walking.

    Other tips: As we were in wet clothes-shoes all day, especially after some rain, it is very important to have a dry sleep! I brought a small dry bag just for my pyjamas and the hammock which I stored separately to other items, which kept everything dry despite multiple river crossings and rain. Bring extra garbage bags/ziplocs to keep things dry!

    10/10 for diversity of terrain and natural surroundings, communication and preparation support from Rick second to none.
    Written July 12, 2021
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  • Adam S
    8 contributions
    We took this tour when we came to Panama. The water was really really low which is no fault of the service just mankind. My little daughter had an amazing time and I have never experiences a cave tour like this before. We were in Panama City and they came and picked us up and dropped us off.
    Written September 2, 2021
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