The Camino de Cruces National Park is 15 kilometers from Panama City and is easily accessible. There is an administrative office and information booth. The park covers 4,590 hectares and runs parallel to the Panama Canal and is a series of soft undulating hills. It has an administrative office with an information booth.
The park was established in 1992 and is set between the Soberania National Park, to the north, and the Metropolitan Natural Park to the south, allowing the continuous movement of animals between the various protected areas.
There is a great variety of flora and fauna, beautiful waterfalls and some endangered species The area is also historically significant. The Spanish used the route to transport gold and treasures brought from Peru, Baja California and Chile from the Pacific Coast to the Chagres river that flows into the Caribbean. There is a restored section of the road in the Park. It has a characteristic type of paving. .
In the rainforest you will see large specimen of silk cotton tree, cuipo (Cavanillesia platanfolia), nance, jobo, oak (whose spectacular blossoming in April and May heralds the end of the dry season).
There are an abundant variety of birds, highlighting the presence of the crested eagle, cucilillo faisan, the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera), and the spaty-tailed trogon.
Among mammals, at tree level in the rainforest you will find the titi monkey (Saguinus geoffroyil) and the evasive jujaná, plus other interesting animals like the gatos solos (Nasua narica) and the ñeque (Dasyprocta punctata). the armadillo, the green iguana, the roe deer and the three-toed sloth.
There are hotels located near the park.
Panama National Parks