Yaviza

Yaviza is a small, dilapidated town at the end of the Interamericana. This is where the highway ends and the notorious Darién Gap begins, which stretches some 60 miles (100 km) to the border with Colombia. Yaviza is not a place to visit, but rather a town to pass through as your make your way into other parts of the Darién.

Yaviza
Darien
Yaviza
The Darien, Panama, Central America

Yaviza has stores where you can stock up on food and supplies. Travelers heading into the Darién should check in at the police station and register their passport; it is necessary to register at every town from this point on. The police can also tell you about any current safety issues in the Darién. Yaviza has a small hospital should you need medical attention.

The only real sight in Yaviza is a crumbling Spanish fort named Fuerte San Jerónimo de Yaviza. The fort was built in the 18th century to protect the gold mines in Cana. It’s set along the edge of the Chucunaque River and is worth stopping by if you’re in the area.

Get your Perfect Vacation!
Free Custom Vacation Planning
Start Planning Now
HAVE QUESTIONS?
Is Your Planning Service Free?

Yes! The rates are the same if you book directly with the hotels and tours. We offer the additional value of an expert planner to ensure your trip is perfect.

How Does Your Service Work?

We listen to your vision for your trip and ensure that your experience exceeds all of your expectations. Think of us as the “Zappos of Travel.” We do more than book your reservations — we take a holistic approach and create seamless plans.

Can I Trust You?

We have planned thousands of vacations for people just like you. Our mission to redefine and simplify travel planning began in 2006 in Costa Rica, and it continues to this very moment. With over a decade of travel planning experience, we are confident that we can craft your perfect vacation for free.

YavizaYaviza