The Republic of Panama, also known by the name Panama, is in the southernmost part of North America. This country is fully located on the isthmus which connects North America with South America. The Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean and Colombia surround this small island. Panama City is the capital of this country. Panama is well-known for its wildlife-rich jungles, sun-soaked beaches, attractive islands, many tourist attractions, great cultural influence, and abundance of fauna and flora that are real natural wonders.
Darien National Park
Darien, which contains Panama’s largest national park, is the least populated province in Panama. These extremely clean forests are a safe refuge to Geoffroy’s tamarins, Baird’s tapir, giant anteaters, jaguarondi, puma, capybara and ocelot. Over 400 species of birds including four species of macaw and harpy eagle have been recorded to dwell peacefully in this birding location which is truly world-class. The Darien National Park covering around 576,000 hectares borders the country of Colombia and includes Pirre mountain range and some Pacific coastline.
Chiriqui province in the west of Panama has a temperate climate. Punta, Volcan Boquete and Cerro are places that serve as convenient bases from where you can explore the beautiful flora and fauna found in the highlands. These cool verdant highlands, dominated by Baru which is Panama’s largest dormant volcano, are sure to offer breathtaking scenery containing cloud forests that are enchanting, more virgin rainforest than found elsewhere in the region of Panama and cute birds like three-wattled bellbird, resplendent quetzal and long-tailed silky flycatcher. Various endangered mammals are found here, including Baird’s tapir and five cat species.
Bocas Del Toro
The cosmopolitan of Bocas Del Toro, which is a Caribbean archipelago of calm waters and mangrove islands, is the most popular marine location in the country. In the offshore of the largest island, Colon, there are a few other islands that include Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park having its reefs for diving and snorkelling. Monkeys and sloths can be seen on Colon, and special mention is needed for the local endemic red dendrobates poisonous dart frogs, which vary their colourations on different islands.
Volcanologists have already declared Arenal as the third in being the most perfect volcanic cone, now found in the entire world. It is as well, the most active and youngest volcano in the land of Costa Rica, and in being one among the ten active volcanoes seen on earth. At just above 1,800° F, the lava of Arenal Volcano is considered to be of quite cool nature, and this low temperature is the reason for more solid and thicker lava. Also, with the accumulation of the “cool” lava rock, the volcano grows about 10 feet per year. Over the past 40 years, a second cone has subsequently grown up next to the prior, and today, there are two twin volcanic cones on Arenal volcano. The second cone of the volcano is merely a few feet taller than the prior, and all together, they own the credit of forming the world’s renowned ‘perfect’ volcanic cone.
Chiriqui National Marine Park
The Chiriqui National Marine Park located on the Pacific coast is a combination of 19 coral reefs and 25 islands, ideal home to an extraordinary diversity of marine and terrestrial life. Amongst the sandy beaches and lush island vegetation reside four species of turtle, three species of monkey, and a wide variety of bird species. In the underwater, the reefs are rich with humpback whales, colourful marine life, dolphins and hammerhead sharks, and you can frequently observe schools of giant manta rays.
The stunning tropical paradise of Panama has undoubtedly, the charm of old country with the lush landscape and wide fields. This pristine country has the perfect impressive array of attraction that can win over any city dweller to this wonderful heaven.