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Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Punta Culebra Nature Center to your Panama City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Panama City vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • It offers its visitors an experience outdoor activities mainly focused on tropical Sciences and education, research, and interpretation of tropical environments. occupies a territory approximately 1 ½ acres and is only 20 minutes from the Centre of the city of Panama. The area has an abundance of natural and offers the appropriate infrastructure for local and foreign visitors of all ages can take part in this rewarding experience, while enjoying the picturesque views.
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  • It is a place to go with patience and enjoy watching animals, it has an interesting exhibition of frogs, hawksbill and green turtles will steal the show, people friendly and committed to the environment.
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  • If you've never seen any of the animals at Punta Culebra, then go. However if you've traveled the carribean, you've seen most of them (sea turtles, frogs, iguanas, nurse sharks), and won't be impresse...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to see some sea stars and fishes and talk with the amazing people that works with the Smithsonian. Great place for kids to visit.
  • Excellent educational facilities
  • It is this place we could see and touch the sea stars, my daughter was very happy.
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  • Unfortunately closed during my visit. We are Easter Sunday. I hope to return one day see aquariums...
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  • spectacular, good trip
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