The Sarigua National Park in the Republic of Panama is divided up three ways between the sea, the desert and fragmented soil lands. Overall the park is 20,000 acres and is located in the province of Herrera on the coast.
Scientifically and archaeologically, this Sarigua National Park is of great interest. We have here the remains of the oldest Pre-Columbian Indian villages in all of Panama. These remains date back as far as 9,000 BC. It is not unusual to find ancient pottery and tools made of stone which archaeologists from all over the continent study and preserve. There is a conservation area of the sea part of the park that protects the area where all the shrimp come to give birth.
How to Get From Panama City to the Sarigua National Park
From Panama City you can go by car or by plane. If you don’t mind the 4 hour ride then you just travel from Panama City to Parita where you can find the road that gives you access to the Park. Once you are on the access road to the Park it is just 15 minutes away to the Center.
If driving is too much for you, you can take a plane to Chitre from Panama City. It’s about a half hour ride. From Chitre you can drive to Parita.
What to do in the Sarigua National Park
Go on a walk and check out the archaeological sites all over the area. Stroll down the paths and observe the vegetation that is so robust in the high temperature tropical climate.
Services Near the Sarigua National Park
Chitre is the closest city to the Park. You can find hotels, restaurants and other amenities there. For information about the Sarigua National Park your best bet is to go to the park itself and obtain a specialized tourist guide.
For more information or reservations, call from Panama: 836-5333
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