Birdwatching from a radar station
Panama is famed for its wonderful birdwatching with over 980 species discovered so far. The Canopy Tower is located in the Soberania National Park and started life as a US Air Force radar station when it was protecting the Panama Canal. Now it enjoys a very different existence as the base for some of the most varied bird watching in Central America.
On account of the country’s geography as a land bridge between North and South America, so many migrating birds are funnelled into this narrow isthmus of a country offering spectacular birding. From the observation deck or even from the bedroom, guests can see a huge variety of birds within Soberania National Park and for those with more, time then you can head into the cloud forest around Cerro Azul (2,500 ft.) and Cerro Jefe (3,300 ft.), where you can go in search of a number of completely different species including Violet-capped, Violet-headed & Snowy-bellied hummingbirds. For keen birdwatchers a few nights spent in an old decomissioned radar station is time very well spent indeed!