Barro Colorado, Panama

Ranked #8 in Panama Tourism

For nature explorers and researches Barro Colorado is a must-see highlight. Being the largest forested island in Panama Canal waterway it is also world’s most-studied tropical forest area since the number of scientists that every year arrive on the island can be measured in hundreds.

Barro Colorado, Panama

Barro Colorado, Panama (credit)

Barro Colorado Attractions

However, from the perspective of a regular tourist it can also be seen as a restrictive factor – the visitors can enter the island only if accompanied by a representative of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Luckily, the tours are conducted weekly except for Mondays and Thursdays. Prepare yourself for rainy and wet circumstances yet always keep in mind that the precious scenery and truly diverse wildlife that you will see on the island is worth all the discomfort that might occur.

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