Panama is a country with an array of tourist activities, such as ecotourism, ethno tourism, camping and trekking. This Latin-American country has the most amounts of hectares of natural reserves totaling 1,368,505, which are divided in 15 spacious parks. There are 30,000 reported species of flora of which you can find 50% in Panama.
The Birds in Panama are another great tourist potential, having 933 reported species- more than both Canada and the United States. An additional important aspect of Panamanian tourism is the rich marine life in its beaches, with more than 50 species of coral reefs and abundant algae in the coasts of the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Veraguas, Colon and San Blas on the Caribbean side; and more than 15 species in Isla Coiba and the Chiriqui Bay on the Pacific side. Trekking in Panama Trekking is an activity that is carried out in the main national parks of Panama as well as other places that poses great beauty. Through camping or trekking people can have direct contact with nature, this type of tourism helps the adventurers to get to know Panama. Before trekking you are given information such as the topography and climate among other important aspects for you to enjoy your journey.
Preferred tourist trekking areas are: ? Parque Nacional Volcan Baru (Volvan Baru National Park): o Sendero del Crater (Crater Trail): journey from the town of Volcan to Boquete through a trail that zigzags between its skirts, here you can appreciate the vegetation that changes as the levels get higher. The ascent is about 10 hours and if you want to camp out it would be 2 days. o Sendero Los Quetzales (Quetzales Trail): links Cerro Punta and Boquete, it is excellent for bird watching, specially the Quetzal, the journey lasts about 6 hours and its is pretty easy (recommended for rookies) ? Parque Nacional Soberania (Soberania National Park): o Camino del Oleoducto (Pipeline Trail): visited for birdwatching o Camino de Plantacion (Plantation Trail) and Camino de Cruces (Crossing Trail): they complement each other since they both create a beltway from the road to Chilibre and from the road to Gamboa. ? Parque Internacional La Amistad (Internacional Park La Amistad): located in the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro it is 480 kilometers from Panama.
This park has several interpretative trails, for instance there is one that leads to a wonderful cascade of crystalline waters. ? Parque Nacional Altos de Campana (Campana Hights National Park): mountainous misty trails are beautiful and refreshing. Here you can combine trekking with camping, canyoneering and rappelling near its streams. Panama is a land full of history, art and culture. If you are interested in making Panama your next travel destiny you can visit our website www.interpanama.
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Ilya Kushnirskiy,author of this article is also the owner of Panama real estate and travel website.