Exploring Rainforest Canyons

Lago Alajuela and the Chagres National Park

The Chagres National Park is one of the most valuable primary forest treasures in the Republic of Panama, as Lago Alajuela’s sparkling waters are a major part of the hydrologic basin of the Panama Canal. The pristine riparian environments of this watershed host a luxurious variety of tropical wildlife including species such as jaguars, howler monkeys, anteaters and the majestic harpy eagle. Myriads of picturesque bird species are exposed along the park’s rainforest fjords. Silent paddling provides a remarkable experience for passionate and first- time bird watchers alike.