There are multiple networks of trails in Panama that are clearly marked and lead you into natural areas surprisingly close to the city.
Barú Volcano, the highest peak in the Republic of Panama at an altitude of 3,475 meters above sea level, is within the Barú Volcano National Park. This park, which covers an area of 14,322 hectares, was created in 1976 in order to preserve its natural wealth and rich biodiversity. The region enjoys a pleasant temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius, though it can drop down to 0 degrees Celsius at night. From the summit you can clearly see, as if looking down from a plane, both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
La Barqueta is a very well-known beach on the Panamanian Pacific, about 25 minutes southwest of the city of David and 35 minutes east of the Costa Rican border. La Barqueta Beach combines all the beauty and adventure of a long white-sand beach with the convenience of staying at a resort or hotel in the nearby city of David. It is surrounded by areas of high biodiversity and is a common turtle nesting area. In 1986 the Alanje Environmental Committee was formed, and together with the residents of Guarumal they implemented some protection programs.
Fishing in Panama City?
Sure! One of the many surprises Panama has in store for you is being able to go fishing in its capital city, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, 'Panama' in the Indian language means 'abundance of fish'.