Since yesterday and for 90 calendar days, the Ministry of the Environment suspends access to national and foreign tourists to the El Charco nature trail, in the Soberanía National Park, for reasons of rehabilitation work and improvements within the trail.
Enrique Castillo, regional director of MiAMBIENTE Panama Metropolitana, mentioned that the works to be carried out during these 90 days on the trail, which is located on the way to Gamboa, include: cleaning, maintenance of the amphitheater, gazebo, changing room building, picnic chairs, and suspension bridge repair.
Castillo added that these trail remodels are focused on providing better facilities to visitors and in this way promoting tourism within this important protected area of the Soberanía National Park.
The El Charco Nature Trail has a distance of 0.8 square kilometers, its target audience is children, students in general and the elderly, it presents a secondary forest with high biological diversity, a waterfall and a pool of crystalline waters. They can observe species such as the howler monkey, single cat, sloth, anthill, ñeque, owls, motmot, toucan, chieftain, trogon, blue morpho butterfly, green-yellow flycatcher, woodpecker, iguana, among others.