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Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical...more
Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
Even though the Marine Museum was closed when we were there, we got to watch a sloth moving across a hydro wire by the side of the road, a money in a tree leaping around, and a couple of three foot iguanas moving through the...More
If you are in Panama and you want to be away from the concrete buildings Punta Culebra Nature Center s a great place to spend one hour or two. You will have the opportunity to see sloths, birds, turtles, starfish and frogs. Sloths are amazing...More
5 stars for the frogs: We saw Túngara, Glanula glass, and poison dart frogs. They are amazing... We got to touch starfish, saw 3 sea turtles, and a Raccoon.
0 stars for the sloths: They are up in the trees, free, but we saw none....More
We absolutely loved this visit and wish we had more than 1 hour there. Amazing views of the ocean with birds resting and gliding. Up close views of sloths, turtles, starfish, fish and frogs. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke good English. Highly recommend for...More
Not a lot to really see in this nature center. The fish and turtles were the most interesting. You can touch a star fish. We did see an iguana and a sloth in the walk. If you don’t go you are not missing much.
We found the place by an accident. We wanted to get to the docks, where Taboga Express takes off, so we took a taxi. Unfortunately (or fortunately) he first missed the destination, and took us to a dead end behinde a restaurant. It turned to...More
Our guide suggested this was a great way to see iguana and sloths and other animals indigenous to Panama. We found the indoor exhibit on frogs unremarkable and the outdoor exhibits run-down and cheesy. If you want to see Panama's flora and fauna, this isn't...More