GranAzul

A  Beachfront of Dry Tropical Forest in Panama

Welcome to an unforgettable experience in Panama.  More than 1 mile of pristine tropical coastline awaits your exploration.

 

Sunset

 

GranAzul is nestled between the Cerro Hoya Mountain Range and the Eastern Tropical Pacific ocean. The mountains here are as green as emeralds and the seas of an azure blue. Our land is a haven of biodiversity and lies just 5 kilometers from the Cerro Hoya National Park.

 

GranAzul: a part of the biological corridor between the Ocean and the Cerro Hoya

GranAzul (125 Hectare or 310 Acres) is  situated next to a small town called Cobachon. To the west  it follows the coast for about one mile and  to the north it goes more than a mile  inland  toward the Cerro Hoya.  Cobachon is a small coastal community consisting of approximately 10 inhabitants.  The town center is located around a grassy field, the town plaza, in between a defunct school and the ocean.

In this small community, you will have no problems in finding Daniel Saenz, our representative who will help you get set up.  Daniel is a renowned nature guide, referenced in Panama’s birding guide book.  He has extensive experience in leading groups to see the exceptional fauna and flora that this area has to offer.

 

 

Outstanding features include:

  • Nesting beaches for marine turtles (Olive Ridley, Green Turtle, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Hawksbill)

 

  • Rare and endemic birds (Green Macaw, Azuero Parakeet and King Vulture)

 

  • Rare Mammals (Azuero Spider Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Puma and Ocelot)

 

  • Cuipo Tree

 

  • Close to the Cerro Hoya, the largest patch of dry tropical forest in Central America

 

 

Howler Monkey

Howler monkeys ( Alouatta coibensis) near campsite

 

exploring

Exploring and watching wildlife