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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical ecosystems.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (9 reviews)
“frog exhibit” (8 reviews)
“marine life” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I went today and had a nice trip. It took us about two hours to go through everything even though the guidebook said one hour. There were helpful staff around the park area and were able to answer our questions. It also...More

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is located at the beach. The view is lovely! There is a nice walk in the forest where you can read explanations on the vegetation and weather. The exhibits are nice but somewhat scarce. The most impressive is the exhibit on frogs. It...More

Thank drmayag
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Went to see sloths, we might have seen one, only because it was pointed out to us. Frig exhibit was interesting. Staff was very friendly. Noriega's Bar was a nice added plus, and we (US Veterans) liked that. It's not along the canal (in fact...More

Thank d1deleonrn
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really enjoyed Punta Culebra. Nice walk along the canal with several nice little exhibits. At the end of their peninsula they have a small aquarium building with fresh and salt water tanks. Just outside the door was a sloth taking a nap and a few...More

Thank mdfloyd322
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I went with my 3 young children - $5 for adults, $1 for kids. It is a small park with beautiful views. We enjoyed the forest walk - there were signs in English explaining some of the flora and fauna in the forest. We also...More

Thank hsmomtravels
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nice location at the end of a long road into the sea in Panama City. The park itself is small but has a number of attractions for wildlife lovers including a frog house, aquariums and a couple of woodland walks. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very small but informative we loved seeing the animals but I didn't like that the tanks seem very dirty and small mostly for the sharks The have frogs fishes turtles and a sloth Is a nice place to go if u have kids but it...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Small gem well worth the stop for an hour. We saw two sloth, anteater, fish, frog house. Enthusiastic employees happy to talk about the animals.

Thank Sue_in_Raleigh
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

$5 for non residents. Saw a two sloths, raccoon, frogs, starfish, iguanas and fish. Run by the Smithosian and they had at least two guides who spoke english. They said they had 15 sloths, we saw two sleeping pretty high up in the trees. Would...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you've never seen any of the animals at Punta Culebra, then go. However if you've traveled the carribean, you've seen most of them (sea turtles, frogs, iguanas, nurse sharks), and won't be impressed. The reserve is quite small, so it can all be seen...More

Thank Sunyfl
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4 March 2017|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Thank you for asking about the our parking here at Punta Culebra we do have parking area inside the center.
11 December 2015|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30. Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10:00am-6:00pm. Last ticket sold at 5:30. We hope to see you soon!