Panama - Darien Province (PDF Chapter)
This is the Darién Province chapter from Lonely Planet’s Panama guidebook.
One of the world’s richest biomes is the 5790-sq-km Parque Nacional Darién, where the pri-meval meets the present with scenery nearly unchanged in a million years. The waterways and hiking trails are the only ways to explore the slow-paced interior.
- search for capybara while exploring Reserva Natural Punta Patiño, a lush jungle reserve on the edge of the Golfo de San Miguel
- hike along the spectacular jungle trails surrounding Rancho Frío, a ranger station on the edge of Parque Nacional Darién
- look for harpy eagles and interact with the Emberá people in far-flung Playa Muerto
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lago Bayano, Ipetí & Around, Puerto Lara, Metetí, Yaviza & Around, Parque Nacional Darién, El Real, Pijibasal, Rancho Frío, Interior Darién, La Pal-ma, Reserva Natural Punta Patiño, Mogué, Río Sambú, Sambú, Pacific Coast, Jaqué & Around, Playa Muerto.
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