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On the border of the largest nature preserve in Central America.


I'm really not what one could consider a musicophile (remember that for your next scrabble game) perhaps because I grew up with 80's music. Some may argue that was not a shining decade for music however, it appears that it was great for the National Parks of Panama when more than 50% were designated in the 80's. Panama has 16 National Parks which cover 25% of the total landmass providing over 5 million acres of protected lands.

Whoah that's a lot of area to explore!

In the northwestern boundary of Panama lies the largest nature reserve in Central America and is proudly protected by both Panama and Costa Rica. La Amistad National Park is 570,045 hectares, almost 1.5 million acres - larger than the Grand Canyon National Park. With an elevation range of 145 to 3549 meters (476 to 12,536 feet), the park consists of various rich ecosystems, is home to several indigenous tribes, and hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish, and so much more to be discovered. La Amistad National Park in all her biodiverse glory is a dream for birders, a feast for the eyes of plant lovers, a marvel to tree lovers, a challenge for athletes, and an endless resource to scientists and researchers. When planning your trip and your explorations of this amazing country of Panama, this should be on your list of places to visit especially if you have children. They are the key to conservation of special places like this on the planet.

When you plan your trip to discover Panama and find yourself in the rugged mountainous terrain of the Talamanca Mountains and need an amazing place to stay, we highly recommend staying with our friends at Mount Totumas Cloud Forest Resort which borders this national park. Jeffrey Dietrich (pictured) and his loving family and staff are there to guide you on great adventures and host you in their self sustainable Eco Resort.

We hope you and your dreams of travel are alive and well. We are here for you ready to host you in this magical place.


Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort


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