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La Amistad National Park

#28 of 45 things to do in Bocas del Toro Province Features Animals
Near Changuinola, Panama
+507 6569-2844
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Spectacular horticulture on way to rain forest preserve.

We rented a car for the 96km drive from Boquete. The decent road zig zags all around Volcan Baru... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Gene J
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Trails not great from Las Nubes/Cerro Punta side

We were underwhelmed with the hiking trails from the Las Nubes rangers station side (near Cerro... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Christina M
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Redmond, Washington
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Bridging both Costa Rica and Panama, this World Heritage Site is where 75 percent of all migrating birds in the Western Hemisphere converge twice each year.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Near Changuinola, Panama
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+507 6569-2844

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We rented a car for the 96km drive from Boquete. The decent road zig zags all around Volcan Baru with numerous hairpins dealing with stream crossings. With interrupted cell phone coverage and lack of road signs, I needed to stop at 3 junctions to inquire...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were underwhelmed with the hiking trails from the Las Nubes rangers station side (near Cerro Punta, Panama). We tried the shorter El Retorno and some of La Cascada. We paid our $5 entry fee and asked the ranger whether the trails were easy to...More

1  Thank Christina M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed for a week in April at Los Quetzals in cabin 8. Which is right inside the border for La Amistad International Park. The cloud forest scenery is truly stunning. Very prehistoric looking. We saw a total of 5 Quetzals, 3 females & 2...More

Thank roxys27
Reviewed 23 April 2015

So cute. AT dusk go to Los quetzales Hotel and the staff will bring you, equipped with a bunch of bananas deep into the park to one of their cabanas and there you will open the bananas, reak them apart and if you are very...More

1  Thank Li Ana M
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Go with a guide as you'll get a lot more out of it. The terrain is quite difficult so where good shoes with ankle support. Lots of different birds here

2  Thank valgardening
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is the real thing and a fabulous opportunity. We contacted a name through the website and a Naso guide (Adolfo) arranged the whole thing; an hour and half boat trip up and down a jungle river, three hour guided hike in park, hot lunch,...More

9  Thank stro_eedy
Reviewed 10 March 2012

It's a great off-the-beaten path spot, however my phone was stolen out of my backpack. Just be sure to keep all valuables on you at all times if you stay here. I was told they recovered it after I left and that they would mail...More

2  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 28 November 2011

On the second night of our visit at Wekso, two men armed with machetes entered our cabin at night to rob us. One man woke me up by poking me with his machete. In the process of reacting to this situation during my sleep, I...More

17  Thank concernedtraveler_11
Reviewed 26 May 2010

Located in Southern Costa Rica and Northern Panama, La Amistad (Friendship in English) represents one of the first attempts at park management between two countries. It is located along the Talamanca mountain range which contains the highest peaks of Costa Rica and Panama: the Cerro...More

8  Thank Jaguardman
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