La Amistad International Park is an extensive jungle located at the top of the central mountain range and is home to the mythical resplendent quetzal. Its 991,000 acres are shared by Panama and Costa Rica, through a great international effort to preserve the incredible natural wealth of this jungle. This territory is crisscrossed by mountain trails that go deep into mist-covered forests. This is also home to the endangered tapir and 600 other species of birds. Three indigenous groups, the Naso, Bribri and Ngäbe-Buglé, also live within La Amistad. These groups reside in small towns and maintain a traditional lifestyle, in tune with the exuberant nature of this unique place.
La Amistad International Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.
November to April (Summer, Dry Season)