Can I expect to see wildlife in Panama?

How much wildlife you see depends on where you are. In most parks and reserves, you can see birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sometimes monkeys. There are many other creatures prowling the parks, but you may not see them. These include Panama’s big cats – jaguars, pumas, margays, jaguarundis, and ocelots. Panama’s offshore parks provide the opportunity to see marine life, including an assortment of tropical fish, several types of reef shark, sea turtles, dolphins, and even humpback whales. To learn more about biodiversity in Panama, visit our page on 'flora and fauna.'