How to get there
From Panama City, you can fly (1 hour)
or by land (6 hours) to David in the province of Chiriqui. Once you are there, you take a
ride to Cerro Punta that is 1 hour from David. Then from Cerro Punta to the Administration
Center of the park (Las Nubes) is another 5 kilometers by car.
For the Bocas del Toro side of the park you could take a plane from Panama City (1 hour)
or from David (20 minutes) to Changuinola, then there is a 1 hour trip by car to El
Silencio. From this town to the Administration Center of the park in Bocas del Toro
(Panajungla) you will need to take a 30-minute trip by boat. .
Near this park you can find three
towns that can provide you with hotels, banks, health centers, transportation and guides
to the different attractions of the park. These towns are Cerro Punta and Volcan in
Chiriqui; and Changuinola in Bocas del Toro.
What to do and Where to go?
When you visit this park you must be prepared for river adventures and mountain hikes
though dense humid forests. In Bocas del Toro, you will find Panajungla (this was a jungle
training center for military forces) were you can do bird watching and have a closer look
at the way of life of some Indian Villages around the area, like the Teribes with their
Royal Palace and their handicrafts. You can also enjoy rafting and fishing in the river
In the Chiriqui sector you can have wonderful hikes on short distance trails such as the
Cascada and the Retoño, with a nice climate while doing bird watching such as the Quetzal
(Pharomachrus mocinno) an exuberantly beautiful bird with its red and
green feathers and discovering the beauty of the green landscape, the flora and fauna. As
this area is located 2000 meters (6,000 ft.) above sea level, you must be prepared for the