Located in El Valle de Anton is a grand mountain called La India Dormida, “the sleeping Indian girl.” With several trails ranging from easy to extreme, you can have your pick of a number of sights, including some gorgeous waterfalls. The Chorro de las Mozas and Chorro el Macho trails are easy, breezy options, while other trails such as La Piedra Pintada grow in difficulty as you venture further up the mountain. The summit rewards hikers with an astounding view.
This national park in Panama offers marked paths such as Pipeline Road, which is a bird lover’s paradise. Pipeline provides the opportunity for you to take in the sights and sounds of some of Panama’s wildlife throughout the plush greenery of the jungle. The further you hike, the better your chance of seeing monkeys, sloths, coatimundis, and more of Panama’s furry regulars. Animals are most active in the morning, so hikers are encouraged to set out before 9 a.m. for the best experience. Other trails within this park include Plantation Path, the Pond Natural Trail, Trail of the Crosses, and Spirit of the Forest.
Panama boasts many more incredible opportunities to hike, including Summit Municipal Park, devoted to a botanical garden, Taboga Island’s Trail of the Three Crosses, Darien National Park’s serious jungle trail favored by nature enthusiasts, the Finca Suiza, and La Amistad International Park in Chiriqui.