Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

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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.
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  • Near the Centre of Panama City, it is possible at the nature center, a little to see the local wildlife. The Park is not very large, but very well kept. I am pleased, to be able to see two sloths in the trees. Although they were further away, but they live there stay in natural surroundings and that's worth a lot more than to get these animals in cages. What one imagines in Germany under welfare but not necessarily corresponded to the Aquarium for fish and turtles. Unfortunately, we did not see the amphibian exhibition because our tour guide did not see that. Conclusion: Even though the Park is small, I recommend this visit, because you can really see some wildlife. Especially children are likely to have their joy.
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  • Exhibits with live animals were very approachable. The staff is very eager to speak English and share knowledge. I would have liked some info on why the Smithsonian is there and what they have accompl...  more »
  • We saw iguanas and sloths in the trees. There were exhibits of turtles, starfish, fish. We did not go in the frog exhibit. We spent about an hour here but could have stayed longer to enjoy the views. ...  more »
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  • Small place, but full of amazing examples of the biodiversity in Panama! Won't dissapoint.
  • Great place to breathe in nature for a few hours! Pet a starfish, watch sloths, watch rainforest frogs, or just take in the scenery...
  • A lovely spot. Small, dont expect too much. The views are fantastic, the shade is refreshing on a hot day, and it's a great activity to do with young kids.
  • Saw lots of sloths, frogs, and sea turtles! Really an enjoyable place to visit.
  • I learned a lot about frogs in there, and turtles. They have sea stars and we can touch them.
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