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Isla Canas - Panama

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Wildlife Refuge

Things to do in Tonosi, Los Santos, Panama

Isla Canas it is located in the Province of Los Santos in the District of Tonosí on a 13-kilometer-long beach, being the most important nesting site for Pacific sea turtles in Panama, mainly of the Lapidochelis Olivacea species. This refuge also protects an important mangrove ecosystem habitat of different marine species. Near this Refuge is a picturesque fishing village that together with the staff of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) protect and manage the thousands of turtles that arrive to its shores every year.
 
How to get?
From Panama City by air, in 35 minutes to the City of Chitre, in the Province of Herrera. By car also from Panama City, through the Pan-American Highway to the City of Chitre in four hours, from there to the City of Las Tablas in the Province of Los Santos and then to the town of Cañas in Tonosí, in approximately two hours. After reaching the town of Cañas, it is necessary to travel to a small dock and take a boat that will take you in 10 minutes, crossing a mangrove channel to the picturesque town of Isla de Cañas.
 
Travel services
The Tonosí Village is the closest to the Refugio offers inns, restaurants and boat rentals. The locals offer marine and terrestrial walks in the area. The National Environmental Authority (ANAM), has an office in the town where information is provided about the refuge and the importance of the conservation and preservation of the turtles. 
 
What to do and where to go?
The Tonosí Village is the closest to the Refugio offers inns, restaurants and boat rentals. The locals offer marine and terrestrial walks in the area. The National Environmental Authority (ANAM) has an office in the town where information is provided on the refuge and the importance of the conservation and preservation of the turtles. You can take walks on the beach, swim, snorkel, and environmental interpretation of the mangroves that surround the Refuge. But, the main activity consists in the nocturnal observation of the arrival of sea turtles of different species, which with their ancestral ritual of spawning produce a magical natural scenario, uninterrupted for thousands of years.
 

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