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Panamá Verde Trail- Amistad International Park (PILA)

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The Basics

Type of trail: Circuit
Round-trip Distance: 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Round-trip Duration: 30 min – 1 hour
Elevation Gain: 29 m. (95 ft.)
Max height: 2,218 m (7,276 ft)
Attractions: Cloud forest , plants and animals , streams
Activities: Trekking, camping, bird watching
Usage: Low
Level of difficulty: EASY
Activity involves some physical effort but with relative comfort. This Applies to short walks on partially paved paths, or well-maintained trails with little or no tilt.

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The Trailhead

From Cerro Punta head towards Las Nubes (about 6km northwest of Cerro Punta) right after the park entrance to your right is the restaurant run by the La Amistad Agro-ecotourist Association (they are open for breakfast and lunch - see contact info below on " local guides"). Keep the main road and you will arrive at the ranger station. The trailhead is very close to the station.

The Trail

This is an excellent path to take young children or those who feel a bit intimidated by the forest. It is well marked, is short and very comfortable. No need for a guide unless you want to learn more about the local flora and fauna.

Additional Information: http://www.anam.gob.pa/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=328&Itemid=322&lang=es

Facilities

The ranger station has facilities (restroom, sitting area and picnic).Visitors can sleep at the station with reservation.

The Tips

Bring:

  • Enough water
  • Waterproof hiking boots (see a “little extra”)
  • Hikers First aid kit
  • Rain gear
  • Enough food
  • Optional: insect repellent, head lamp, hiking pole, proper camping equipment

Seasonal Elements:
Dry Season – there is no real dry season, just rains a little less
Rainy Season – muddy trail

The hours, fees, local guides

Management: National Government (ANAM)

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm

Fees:
Students National - B. 1.00
National Visitors - B. 3.00
Seniors - B. 1.50
Foreign Visitors B. 5.00

Contact Information:
National Protected Areas Department: (507) 500-0855 / (507) 500-0839
National Protected Area (ANAM) Regional Office, David – Tel: (507) 774-6671
National Park offices Tel: (507) 775-2055

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