Get the adrenaline pumping by rafting down the Mamoní River at the Mamoní Valley Preserve. This location is not a national protected area, nor a private reserve, but one of Panama’s first conservation communities. It encompasses thousands of hectares of rainforest and is located in the largest remaining stretch of contiguous rainforest in the exceptionally biodiverse Tumbes-Chocó-Magdal eco-region—one of the top 25 Biodiversity Hotspots in the world. The Mamoní River, which cuts right through it, gives the reserve its name and is where white water rafting and kayaking in Panama were pioneered over 30 years ago. It is a Category III-IV rafting destination, so depending on the water flow there might be some rapids that are safer to hike down! However, do not worry, because both in the water or on the trails, the views of the rainforest and waterfalls surrounding the Mamoní watershed, will leave you speechless.
If you’re looking for more activities that celebrate Panama’s unique biodiversity, the Green Heritage Experience is where you’ll find them.