Coiba National Park’s 38 islands offer a great ecological and marine diversity. The island is remote and relatively undeveloped with over 80% of its natural habitat intact. Coiba is a refuge for Crested Eagles and Scarlet Macaws, birds who have virtually disappeared from the rest of the Republic of Panama. Coiba also offers 20 endemic birds species including the Coiba Spinetail.
Panama is the only place in the world where both the Northern & Southern hemisphere populations of Humpback whales come together in their migrations to give birth and breed here in Panama! This gives us a double season and twice as much time as any other place in the world to spend with the whales.
106 souls of Emberá Puru live in traditional housing on the banks of the Rio San Juan de Pequeni. Here in the jungle the Emberá continue many of their traditions and culture, while incorporating aspects of the modern world. You may visit the village for a day or more, accompanied by Anne Gordon de Barrigon, an American woman who is married to an Embera' man from the village of Embera' Puru. She has a unique perspective as an American who is a full fledged tribe member. The Embera' are beautiful people both inside and out and are very quick to smile and laugh. They will welcome you with warm and open hearts.
One of Panama's finest eco travel destinations, located off the beaten path, is Posada del Cerro La Vieja. The natural beauty of the surroundings and impressive mountain backdrop is augmented by lush gardens of local flora. Rooms are scattered throughout the property. Off property, is the secluded Villa Taveda perched overlooking a waterfall.
The Posada's spa is strategically located under the shadow of Cerro la Vieja, offering spectacular views. We can attest to the first class treatments and facility.
Burbayar is a family owned and operated lodge. Iñaki and Jessica wished to create a sustainable place in nature and to to share it with the world. The lodge is perched on a mountain summit within a tropical rain forest, inhabited by hundreds of species of birds, monkeys, coaties, tapirs, agoutis, deer, pumas, jaguars and many other spirits of the forest, as well as majestic trees, ferns, palms, orchids and heliconias.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a luxury destination resort located on the Panama Canal, in the heart of the lush Panamanian rainforest. The resort has been carefully designed to provide a variety of educational and adventure experiences.
The resort has created several exhibits to showcase the vast diversity of the rainforest. A perfect Family Vacation choice.
Tucked away in a highland cloud forest, Los Quetzales Eco Lodge and Spa is ideal for those longing to retreat from hustle and bustle. This is the only eco-lodge in Panama or Costa Rica with overnight accommodations inside a national park.
Inside the primary rainforests of Volcan Baru National Park, adjacent to the Parque Internacional la Amistad, this 400 hectare preserve has been protected by the private efforts of its founders since 1970.
With only 11 bungalow/suites, Cala Mia is an eco-friendly romantic resort. The bar-restaurant offers stunning views of the surrounding islands and promises gorgeous sunsets followed by big night skies dotted with millions of stars. A private beach, the infinitive edge freshwater pool, and a small island, accessible by hanging-bridge, which houses a spa, and yoga exercise area allows you to be immersed in sunshine and the sea. Ideal for a honeymoon!
At Cala Mia you can escape the world and join into nature, where you will find and experience birds, monkeys, dolphins, turtles and much more.
The Canopy Tower was built by the United States Air Force to house powerful radar used in the defense of the Panama Canal. A local businessman and conservationist, Raul Arias de Parra, transformed the radar tower into a unique, exclusive ecolodge.
You have an unparalleled eye-level-with-the-canopy views of magnificent tropical birds as well as monkeys and sloth.
The Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, a project of businessman and conservationist Raúl Arias de Parra, is built next to a lovely mountain stream and adjacent to the protected area of Cerro Gaital Natural Monument.
Inches from your bedroom window, the cloud forest canopy is riotous with early morning bird life....Your birding guide leads you along a narrow forest trail beside the stream past a waterfall, then up into the cloud forest. The sounds and rewarding sight of new birds is constant..This is some of the best tropical birding there is!