Portobelo National Park
With its total area of 34,846 hectares and 70 kms of coast with palm trees and rich coral reefs, the Portobelo National Park is one of the most important parks on the Caribbean, with a unique and amazing biodiversity and an unforgettable tropical rainforest with year round rainfalls.
The huge harpy eagle (Panama’s national bird), jaguars, sloths, iguanas, deers, frogs, tapirs, armadillos, snakes , anteaters,parrots, butterflies, are just a few of many of the living treasures of the tropical rainforest.
Step by step, you will be introduced into the nature with detailed explanations of trees, plants. We will tell you their names and uses. While hiking we will also watch many animals. It will be hard for you to resist taking photos of all the beautiful things we will see.
Visiting the Portobelo National Park is the best way to get in touch with the tropical rainforest in Panama. It is an experience for all ages. Immersion into the generous nature is waiting for you…
Would you like an trek to the top of a mountain, or a walk into the forest crossings rivers or hiking in intricate mangroves and forests until we reach the best hidden beaches of the Caribbean? Who wouldn´t?
We offer hiking of different difficulty levels, so you will be able to decide which one fits you best… We will organize all the necessary things to make it possible!
The rain forest helps humanity as an indispensable of biodiversity and a regulator of global climate patterns. The rain forest is nearly self-watering. Plants release water into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration. In the tropics, each canopy tree can release about 200 gallons (760 liters) of water each year. The moisture helps create the thick cloud cover that hangs over most rain forests. Even when not raining, these clouds keep the rain forest humid and warm.The plants of the tropical rain forest are also important for the medicines and are also used in foods and cosmetics. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 70 percent of the anti-cancer plants identified so far are from plants that grow in rainforest climates.