The Canal and Central Panama Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Canal and Central Panama - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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El Valle de Anton 8

Isla Contadora 7

Portobelo 5

Colon 4

Isla Taboga 2

San Lorenzo Protected Area 2

Isla Barro Colorado 2

The Panama Canal 2

Parque Nacional Soberania 1

Playa Santa Clara 1

Parque Nacional Chagres (Chagres National Park) 1

Lago Gatun (Gatun Lake) 1

Gamboa 1

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Market/ Bazaar 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 4

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Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 4

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Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

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Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

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  • Garden/Arboretum

Orchid enthusiasts will want to check out this small botanical garden run by a local organization dedicated to orchids. They have more...

El Nispero

  • Zoo/Aquarium

El Nispero (named after a native fruit tree) is a private zoo and plant nursery hidden at the end of a rough dirt road. It covers nearly...

Iglesia de San José

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Ell Valle's town center is basically the area west of the market, where you will find the library and the town church, Iglesia de San...

Mercado

  • Market/Bazaar

One traditional tourist attraction worth checking out is the Mercado, an open–air bazaar under a high red roof on the left side of...

Monumento Natural Cerro Gaital

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

El Valle's northern edge is protected within the 827-acre (335-hectare) nature reserve Monumento Natural Cerro Gaital, which covers the...

Piedra Pintada

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A short drive to the west of the Mercado, at the end of a rough road and trail, is a simple remnant of El Valle's pre-Columbian culture...

Refugio Ecológico del Chorro Macho

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

El Valle's most user-friendly forest experience is available at the small, private Refugio Ecológico del Chorro Macho, west of Cerro...

Serpentario Maravillas Tropicales

  • Zoo/Aquarium

A small but educational menagerie can be found at the Serpentario Maravillas Tropicales, an exhibit of a dozen snake species, frogs,...

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