Activities - Exploring
Panama boasts a large variety of eco-systems and wildlife in a relatively small area and has not been overrun by mainstream tourism. Rainforest clad volcanoes, birds and wildlife, beautiful tropical beaches and lowland rainforest each have its own appeal and are natural treasures in their own right. A paradise for beach lovers, birders, wildlife watchers, hikers, surfers and divers alike.
Guided Resort Walks on Bastimentos: Guides will share their expert knowledge on the unique flora and fauna of Bocas's beautiful rainforest-from the famous Red Frog to the Capuchin monkeys to the seemingly infiniate amount of birds founds on the island. The Red Frog Rain Forest can be explored from the floor to the canopy. It boasts numerous spring-fed waterfalls and a vast array of some of the rarest species of flora and fauna in the world.
National Park Cave tours: Panama has a remarkable National Park System, covering almost 25% of its territory. The Province of Bocas Del Toro is contiguous with the Limon Province of Costa Rica, and both contain limestone outcroppings along the Caribbean Coast. The caves are shallow, near sea level, and framed by beautiful rainforest canopy.
- National Park guided walks: In the National Marine Park, Tours are always better when you go with someone who knows what they are talking about. We'll get you to that person, and you will love what you learn about this island eco-system.
Panama Birding and Wildlife
Within the province of Bocas Del Toro there exists a wide variety of habitats including lagoons, mangroves, estuaries, coral reefs, ocean coastal waters, and sandy beaches, all of which are important ecosystems that serve as a source of food, migration, and nesting for the Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green and Loggerhead Turtles. Isla Bastimentos is an excellent location to see the great abundance of Panama's birds.
- Panama Bird Watching: Bocas del toro is one of Panama's best birding spots. In one place in Panama 300+ species of birds were spotted in a single day by the Audubon Society. It is no secret that Panama bird watching is one of the best biodiversity hot spots in the world. In a relatively small area Panama's landscape offers incredible geological variation, which provides habitats for a myriad of different birds and habitat. It is a paradise for birdwatchers and any other nature enthusiast who enjoys birding. Planned bird tours inlcude a preparatory talk about the geography and bird life of the area. During the tour you'll have the opportunity to see and hear Trogons, Ant birds, Forest Wrens, Puff birds, Tanagers, Parrots, Mot-mots and many other bird species.