Darien was declared a Bioshpere Reserve of Humankind by UNESCO. The Darien National Park is incredibly diverse in its species of flora and fauna as well as being the home of the indigenous tribes that have preserved their traditions and way of life.
The tropical rainforest spans 1,400,000 acres and sits in the eastern part of the country. It is the largest protected area of Central America and the Caribbean. Darien National Park includes mountain ranges and rivers. The forests feature many extravagant species that are unique to this area alone.
How to Get to Darien National Park From Panama City
From Panama City you can fly to El Real, the closest town to the park. Or, if you want to travel by car and enjoy the scenery, drive to Yaviza and take the boat to El Real.
What to do in Darien
Darien offers a wide range of activities. From bird watching to hiking and coming in contact with the Indians of the Wounan tribes. There are many unique things to experience in Darien National Park. See the exotic flora and fauna as you hike through the jungle. Take boat trips along the river.
For bird watchers this park is especially attractive. In the center of the park, near the remains of the Espiritu Santo Gold Mines is a world famous site for bird watching.
If you are lucky you may be entertained by the indigenous Indian tribes with dancing and other customs found only in Darien.
Services Near Darien
To make it easier to find accommodations in the park, it is advisable to make tour arrangements in Panama City before you head out to Darien. the park has some lodging available in the ANAM stations located at El Real.
For more information or reservations, call from Panama: 836-5333
From USA call: 1-866-390-3451 or email us at email@example.com