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Address: Chitre, Panama

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Our tour group visited the park with a volunteer ranger that lives just outside the park. Park is reached via a one lane dirt road. There is really no path except the one that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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425 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour group visited the park with a volunteer ranger that lives just outside the park. Park is reached via a one lane dirt road. There is really no path except the one that takes you to the tower that you can no longer climb up. We saw a lot of trash around. We walked for about an hour exploring... More 

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San Marcos, California
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299 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our tour group did a hike here; and even though it is quite barren, it is also interesting. Luckily we had a local guide who showed us the plants and various animal tracks.

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Thank ntflady
Rapid City, South Dakota
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331 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Records and findings of indigenous people living in this area thousands of years ago. The park is attempting to restore the land after being over grazed and farm. Now natural plant and tree cover has been coming back. Also, field research are finding evidence of the historical habitants.

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Thank somanyfoods
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

For some unknown reason google maps takes you through Paris of Parita Town up to some point at the middle of nowhere. When we finally got the right directions, the staff of the park told us that many people have gone through the same. In order to go there you have to take the road to Puerto Limón, then follow... More 

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Thank Jeniffer R
Panama City, Panama
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Road is in bad shape... you have to drive through a garbage diaposal crowded with rats and scavengers.... When you arrive there is little to see aside from a disfunctional solar pannel plant, dried up cracked dirt, dust and shrubs... yes green sheibs.... this is NOT a desert... it is an echo system gone wrong... As a matter of fact... More 

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Thank Ronald L
Panama
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444 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Drive from Parita a few kilometers on paved road, then left turn on a very poorly maintained road for a few more kilometers. Arrive at a small visitor center with very little to see. We then drove further onto a barren area and then retreated and took another road that ended in a salt mining business. Save your time and... More 

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Thank BigDogPanama
Chitre, Panama
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122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Most people I have talked with have stated that there is not much to see at this park. My take… it all depends in what you are looking to do. Sarigua National Park is different, especially for Panama. It is the only true dessert in this country. Considering how much rain Panama receives every year it can be difficult to... More 

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Thank PanamaVagabond
Colon, Panama
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63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

It is not a desert more like a dried up ocean bed has trees on the sides and cactus. Just one small lane in center to drive to end. Go to Montuoso forest reserve worth the visit but need 2 WD dirt roads.

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Thank Barbara Y
chitre
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Sad yet interesting.THE place could be more tourist oriented

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