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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical ecosystems.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog exhibit” (9 reviews)
“sea turtles” (9 reviews)
“marine life” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
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| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very small but informative we loved seeing the animals but I didn't like that the tanks seem very dirty and small mostly for the sharks The have frogs fishes turtles and a sloth Is a nice place to go if u have kids but it...More

1  Thank OntarioAna
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Small gem well worth the stop for an hour. We saw two sloth, anteater, fish, frog house. Enthusiastic employees happy to talk about the animals.

Thank Sue_in_Raleigh
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

$5 for non residents. Saw a two sloths, raccoon, frogs, starfish, iguanas and fish. Run by the Smithosian and they had at least two guides who spoke english. They said they had 15 sloths, we saw two sleeping pretty high up in the trees. Would...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you've never seen any of the animals at Punta Culebra, then go. However if you've traveled the carribean, you've seen most of them (sea turtles, frogs, iguanas, nurse sharks), and won't be impressed. The reserve is quite small, so it can all be seen...More

Thank Sunyfl
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a bit out of the way on the Causeway but worth a taxi ride. There is a small area of forest / bush in which you can usually find sloths and iguanas. There are some birds but not many when we were there...More

Thank colin49uk
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Not too great. They have sea turtles living in a very small tank. They have a beach which your not allowed to walk on. Good bathrooms though, I have to give them that.

Thank jared p
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I would pretty much echo what AClark625 said - a nice walk along a peninsula and the highlights were seeing a couple of sloths and iguanas. The exhibits seemed designed primarily to be educational for small children and seemed dated and a bit lame.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our tour guide, Kevin, included this on our City tour after we had lunch nearby. The attractions are rather limited (a small aquarium, a couple of small pools with starfish, turtles, etc.,) but it's walking around and seeing the sloths in the trees. You have...More

2  Thank AClarke625
PuntaCulebra, Logistic Coordinator at Punta Culebra Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are indeed a small scientific education center, but we strive to offer our visitors a warm welcome and a good time. This year we will be adding to our exhibits a wonderful discovery space called Q?rious where we will...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were on a tour and apparently running late because once we reached the institute we had no time to actually see the frogs. The guides were all young and we really couldn't hear them well. They were very proud of the work done there...More

Thank Boopers
PuntaCulebra, Logistic Coordinator at Punta Culebra Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. Your case has been noted for consideration on our future guided tours. We are also making improvements to our exhibits. Please come visit us again and experience our future discovery...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time spend at this sympathic place. It might not show spectacular but what the Smithsonian is able to achieve on its rather limited premisis is quite impressive. We enjoyed the guided presentation on frogs and amphibians, the aquaria with coral reef...More

Thank Guido B
PuntaCulebra, Logistic Coordinator at Punta Culebra Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed our little paradise. Hope you come visit us again soon! Best, The Team at Punta Culebra Nature Center

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tamjBK
3 March 2017|
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Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Thank you for asking about the our parking here at Punta Culebra we do have parking area inside the center.
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FrostyQueen
10 December 2015|
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Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30. Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10:00am-6:00pm. Last ticket sold at 5:30. We hope to see you soon!
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