Camino de Cruces National Park
Photo by Tarina Rodríguez
Camino de Cruces National ParkThe Camino de Cruces, a stone road which dates back to 1530, connected the Caribbean with the Pacific during the Spanish-colonial period, centuries before the trans-isthmus railway or Panama Canal. Today the Camino de Cruces National Park, less than 10 miles north of the capital, serves as a biological corridor between Soberanía National Park to the north, and Metropolitano Park to the south. The park is made up of tropical forests, home to a wide array of jungle wildlife, as well as lakes and lagoons, wetlands, rivers and waterfalls. Take a walk along the park's trails to spot titi monkeys, coatis, two- and three-toed sloths, feathered friends galore, and even two Panama Canal locks.