The “camino de cruces” is one of the ancient paths used by the spaniards during colonial times to cross the isthmus of Panama. It was used until 1850, when the Panama railroad was open.
Departure by car or bus from the hotel in the morning.
About 1/2 hour later we shall reach the entrance
of the “camino de cruces”.
During the golden times of the colony hundreds of mules used it every day to transport the gold and silver from Peru and Bolivia to be shipped to the mother country of Spain.
The hike lasts more or less 6 hours, depending on
your physical condition.
|Monkeys such as white faced capuchins, howler monkeys
and the diminutive Geoffroys' tamarin are very frequent sights, together
with coatimundis and a lot of birds including tucans, motmots and trogons.
With a little bit of luck you may spot a delicately coloured poison dart frog.
After a short car or bus trip, you'll be back at your hotel in the middle of the afternoon.
A decent physical condition is required to endure the 6 hours hike
A dive in the fascinating world of the rainforest, a bit more than half a hour from the center of Panama city!