Things to Do

www.visitpuertoarmuelles.comAt first glance, a new visitor to Puerto Armuelles may feel a bit lost. This town was once a port for the shipment of bananas from the surrounding plantations and a fishing village. There are not the obvious tourist sites, museums, and attractions you’d expect to see in a tourist town on the beach.

That’s what is so special about Puerto Armuelles, Panama:

It’s anything but your typical tourist town!

Which is why, if you are adventurous and willing to look a bit deeper, you may discover some hidden gems of history, present day, and the future are all around you. If you are visiting for only a day or two, you  may like to start with one of our Self-guided Day Tours of Puerto Armuelles. Fill any free time you have left with a visit to some of the little street vendors and shops, take a casual nature hike in the jungle for bird-watching, or relax at one of the many secluded beaches.

Visit Puerto ArmuellesStart your journey here:

Self-Guided Walking Tour #1 – Las Palmas & Spanish Town

Self-Guided Walking Tour #2 – Downtown Puerto & the Pier



Local shopping and exploration:

Downtown shops

Tips for Walking & Driving Around Puerto Armuelles

Shopping Downtown (coming soon)

Shopping at the Frontera (Paso Canoas)


Restaurants & Eating Out:


  8 Fast Food Joints at the Frontera

Collection of Sample Menus Around Puerto





Enjoy Nature & Exploring:

Hike the Corpachi Eco-Trail in Limones

Hike to Punta Burica (coming soon)

Bird-watching Around Puerto Armuelles

Migratory Bird Season Begins September – November

Feeding Monkeys at Mono Feliz



Beaches in & Around Puerto Armuelles


Surfing at the Pier

Surf at Punta Burica

Fishing in Puerto Armuelles

Deep Sea Sport Fishing

Local Panga Fishing (coming soon)



www.visitPuertoArmuelles.comRent a Bike and Explore 

Join a Bike & Hike Club 

Also coming soon: more Hiking & Bike Trails!



Other things to do around Puerto and beyond:


www.visitpuertoarmuelles.comPaleas de Gallos: Cockfighting in Puerto Armuelles

This may not be your typical Friday night activity back home. However, it is a popular sport in Panama and there are regular events in Puerto Armuelles.




Attend a Rodeo (coming soon)


Explore Landmarks around town on your own:

Landmarks Around Puerto Armuelles


Volunteer opportunities:

Voz de los Animales de Puerto Armuelles

Spay & Neuter Clinics, animal adoptions, and Educational group

Fundación Pro Beneficio de Puerto Armuelles


Regular fundraising and charity events to benefit children, elderly, and families.


Albergue Amistad – A Safe Home for the Elderly

Nonprofit organization and home for elderly residents who would otherwise be destitute. Fundraising events throughout the year, with volunteer opportunities and donations accepted.



Lions Clubs of Puerto Armuelles

International Nonprofit Civic & Service organization 


Help Save the Sea Turtles at Tigre Savaje (coming soon)

Protecting sea turtles during the egg laying and hatching seasons





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  1. Tamera

    Looking for Hotel for a night in January. What are the options. We will need 4 rooms.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Here are some options for rooms in and around Puerto Armuelles: . A new beachfront ‘Boutique Hotel” should be open by the time you arrive, just south of Puerto. For their current updates contact:


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