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Address: Puente San San S/N , Carretera guabito, changuinola, Changuinola 0103, Panama
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Amazing place!

This place is amazing! I had a group of 36 students to go here. It is extremely basic, like camping, with lots of bugs, but if you're prepared, it can be one of those amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
amylynn22
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is amazing! I had a group of 36 students to go here. It is extremely basic, like camping, with lots of bugs, but if you're prepared, it can be one of those amazing experiences you talk about for the rest of your life. All my communication before was with Elizabeth, and she was very kind and helpful. They... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We didn't reserve in advance, which wasn't a good idea. We got off the bus from Almirante to the border at the san san bridge, But no-one was in the office. Luckily there was a phone number to call and we could arrange a tour soon. (Speak Spanish!) They were at the beach for preparing everything for the turtle season... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We arranged a tour for a Saturday via email with a lady called Elizabeth. The tour was supposed to start at 9 am. We arrived a bit early and waited there till 10,30 am. Nobody showed up. Tried all the telephone numbers, nothing. After that i wrote an email and received and answer that somebody got ambulance emergency and that... More 

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Perth
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Firstly, I want to warn you. Facilities here are incredibly basic. If you stay overnight you just get a vety basic room and showering was with a bucket and scoop. As long as you go un expecting really back to basic facilities you'll be fine. Bear in mind it is a pretty remote place. The manatee watching was really special.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Probably the highlight of my trip to panama, had the opportunity to see at least two manatees, release baby turtles, see many sloths and birds. However the highlight of the trip was meeting the many people absolutely dedicated to ensuring the future of these wetlands. They truly genuinely believe in what they do. It's an amazing place well worth a... More 

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Thank Alice S
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

If you like off the beaten track things, endangered wildlife at it's best in it's natural habitat and are prepared for more rustic conditions then you absolutely MUST do this trip! We visited a few days ago and loved it. We had emailed Elizabeth a few days previously to get the costs (per person - $45 for manatee tour, $10... More 

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Thank natasha b
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Aamvecona! These guys are awesome! They work for the future, to give the next generations a chance to see nature as how it should be! We arrived at the office from Aamvecona and Elizabeth welcomed us with a lot of information about the turtles and the manatees with a video and photo's. We had a bit of email contact with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

I can think of no better organization to support in the area than aamvecona, whose staff and volunteers are dedicated to protecting the manatees and nesting turtles along the coast and down the beautiful river, which is actually a man-made canal once dug for the Chiquita banana company and now retaken by jungle. The tour started with a long boat... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

A well run office in charge of the wetlands. Contact them via info@aamvecona.com to arrange seeing the manatees and/or the turtles. Where do I begin to tell you how wonderful this place is? Firstly, not only was seeing the manatees great, they also have a turtle conservation project that desperately needs volunteers (they are not government funded but run by... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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115 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We took public transportation (water taxi, bus, and taxi) to AAMVECONA headquarters (Humedal de San-San Pond Sak) from Bocas del Toro. The headquarters are on the east side of the road toward the Costa Rica border crossing. Email or call in advance to set up the tour. All communication was in Spanish. We did not set up a tour in... More 

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