Azuero & Panama Links

Tanager Tourism offers Ecology and Community Oriented Tourism in Panama. We provide lodging in large tented ranchos and eco-tours in the Western Azuero.

Join us in a unique experience and participate in the various activities on and around our a former cattle farm that we are transforming into a botanical garden and forest.

Our farm-to-forest project in Mariato district offers opportunities for volunteers and for people who wish to support reforestation to balance their ecological footprint on earth. Volunteers can also helpwork with the local community to better protect the turtles that nest on Malena beach.

We organize nature and birding trips and our specialty is Cerro Hoya National Park, home of the endemic Painted Parakeet, a small population of Great Green Macaws, Spider monkeys and a lot more. Our biologists or local guides can take you to kayak in the mangroves, or explore Cebaco and other islands in the Gulfo de Montijo, a Ramsar International Wetland. We will be happy to organize a custom-made tour to Coiba or other places in Panama.


Panama tide tables © by tide-forecast
Panama Tide Tables

Panama, madness or magic?

Panama, madness or magic? Visit our blog…. We bought a small farm along the Pacific coast of Panama which we are reforesting. We have also built a small hotel and tents. During your stay you can relax, help reforest the farm or protect the nearby turtles. You can also support us by sponsoring our reforestation efforts.

encourages conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resourcesMarViva Foundation is an international, non governmental, non profit organisation that works for the conservation and sustainable management of marine and coastal resources. Marine preservation can only be achieved through a holistic, comprehensive approach, and that is why MarViva´s mission is to support the conservation and management of marine and coastal resources through actions that promote a sustainable marine spatial planning.



Birds of Panama: Endemics Birds Areas of the Pacific Lowlands: A17 – Costa Rican and Panamanian Pacific coast:  Brown-backed Dove, Azuero Parakeet, Purplish-backe Quail-Dove, White-crested Coquette, Garden Emerald, Charming Hummingbird, Veraguan Mango, Baird’s Trogon, Fiery-billed Aracari, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Coiba Spinetail, Black-hooded Antshrike, Orange-collared Manakin, Turquoise Cotinga, Yellow-billed Cotinga, Riverside Wren, Spot-crowned Euphoni.

Half Day Your – Panama Canal Area
If you are planning your time in Panama and you love our Coiba Trip you might also like a half day tour in the Panama Canal area, from Gamboa to the Gatun Lake. We did it ourselves and really enjoyed it. Andrew and Pauline can pick you up from a point in the city if you ask.

You can reach Andrew on WhatsApp +507 6232 2085 • Website Link
Or you can book via TripAdvisor and see Andrew’s photos on Instagram.
Here the link for TripAdvisor

For Science Lovers
If you love science and nature and a bit of adventure, get yourself into Gamboa on the first Sunday of the month, because that is when BAT NIGHT happens. The bat research team of the Smithsonian Research Institute is willing to show you how they research bats and tell you all about them. It is really very good.

You could stay at one of the B&Bs in Gamboa (such as Mateo’s or Ivan’s) or just go for an early dinner in the resort and enjoy the bats from 7 to 8.30 pm (or a bit longer in case you are really interested). Website Link

 Playa Malena, Veraguas, PanamaPlaya Malena, a community located on the western side of the Azuero Peninsula, in the district of Mariato, Veraguas Province, is among the undiscovered treasures of Panama.  This small community of only 140 people is dedicated to preserving their rare and beautiful natural surroundings.  The Malena Beach Conservation Association includes nearly 60 community members and concentrates their efforts on preserving the endangered sea turtle and iguana populations that also call Malena home.  Visitors have the unique opportunity to watch turtles nesting, as well as to return newly hatched turtles to the sea.

Panama Wildlife Conservation is a UK Charity dedicated to the conservation of Panama rich biodiversity. We traveled to Cerro Hoya National Park, off the coast of Veraguas province and made this short film to illustrate the hidden wonders of this park. We stayed for 3 days in a remote area called Restingue. We had help from a local resident (Alberto Melendez) who showed us the surrounding areas. It was during the raining season, very hot a humid and the road access was difficult. But the rewards were incredible, hope you enjoy this film. • Published on Nov 17, 2013

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Xenornis: Latest reports of rare birds in Panama • Azuero Parakeet Photos