Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

4.0
#5 of 19 in Parks in Panama City
Discover Panama's biodiversity at Punta Culebra Nature Center, an outdoor museum focused on conservation of tropical marine life. Aquariums and exhibits paint a comprehensive picture of the sheer number of animals present in the surrounding sea and tropical forests. You'll encounter iguanas, tropical fish and birds, exotic frogs, sea turtles, and sloths, as well as a number of sedentary species such as starfish, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins. Follow the trail through a stretch of tropical dry forest, guided by an informative docent. Take a look at our Panama City attractions app to schedule your visit to Punta Culebra Nature Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Punta Culebra Nature Center
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Punta Culebra Nature Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
209 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent 2 hours activity with kids when visiting the Amador Peninsula. Plenty of animals to see and a beautiful small trail in the tropical trees.  more »
  • This place was so much fun. You can enjoy beautiful views and see animals in the wild. Not expensive. Be sure to wear comfy shoes.  more »
  • We stumbled across the nature center when wandering down the Amador Causeway after a visit to the Bio-Museo. For anyone who has limited time in Panama I would highly recommend this park, we saw three ...  more »
Google
  • It is a nice place to go with the kids once in a while for them to see a couple of fishes and touch a starfish. You may be able to see a sloth, racoons or other animals around. This is a protected area so you may watch the animals but you should not play with them or feed them.
  • This museum offers a short walk through of some of the marine wildlife that is found in the country of Panama. Great for kids they can get close to turtles and watch them swim underwater. Kids had lots of fun touching the sea stars and sea cucumbers. There is a mirador where you can walk down to and take in the ocean waves and watch the ships go through. If it's raining I recommend you wait another day as the museum does close most of the exhibits if it is raining.
  • This nature center had bugs, frogs, sloths, and even a place to admire the fish and whales if you are lucky. We got to touch a sea star and sea cucmbers. The staff was super helpful, and spoke English for us. Highly recommended.
  • There are several sloths that live free in the trees, look for them. It is small enough to visit in an hour, but big enough to see lots of animals.
  • This place was enjoyable. It was small but we seen cool frogs, sloths, iguanas, and 13 year old turtles.
Places to stay near Punta Culebra Nature Center

Plan your trip to Panama City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Panama City

View all >
4.6
Duration: 4​h
3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nature in Panama City

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 8​h

Shopping in Panama City

View all >
3.9
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Panama City

4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Panama City

3.8
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Panama City

4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Plans to Punta Culebra Nature Center by other users

56 days in Europe, Africa, Caribbean & Central America BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in United States, Mexico, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Panama City BY A USER FROM PANAMA March, culture, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Panama City BY A USER FROM PANAMA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Panama BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Panama City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Panama City BY A USER FROM CANADA March, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in South America, Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 38 days in South America, Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Panama City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans