Popa Paradise is situated amid 25 acres of lush tropical forest. Hike our trails with our experienced indigenous guide, and spot toucans, sloths, green tree frogs, and an abundance of exotic flowers and plants.
There are many things to do on shore without leaving the resort. Bird watching is outstanding.
For those less active days there are board games, ping pong, a pool table, a DVD library with a huge television to play them on, and a selection of books and magazines. Sorry, no satellite TV at the present time due to lack of service provider support; we do have internet TV (Roku, Netflix etc).
Our staff can arrange the following off-site excursions for you and your group:
Located next to Isla San Cristobal, this bay is famous for hosting pods of dolphins. Watch them play in the sea from our boat! We recommend this tour in the morning, when the dolphins are most active. $45 per person includes boat, local guide and refreshments. Add a snorkeling stop to a protected coral reef surrounded by mangroves for $10 per person – starfish are abundant.
Organic Chocolate Farm
Visit a beautiful cacao plantation: a garden in the middle of the jungle where you can see how chocolate is grown and manufactured, from its fruit to the finished product. $50 per person includes boat, tour, refreshments and entrance fee. Tours start from the farm at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, every day except Wednesdays.
Dolphin Bay + Chocolate Farm Combo
Combine these tours for $65/pp, a great bargain, and add the snorkeling stop for an additional $10/pp.
Popa Dos Indigenous Village
See how local indigenous people live, visit their village and browse their Panamanian handicrafts. $45 per person includes round trip boat transportation, village tour and entrance fee.
Jungle Hike to Popa Dos Indigenous Village
Our boat will take you through a narrow channel in the mangroves, dropping you and your guide at a point where the tour will continue on foot through the rain forest, where you can observe plants, birds and animals seldom seen by tourists. It is about a 20 minute walk, along a sometimes slippery and steep trail to the village of Popa Dos. The boat will be waiting there to take you back to Popa Paradise after a tour of the Village. $60 per person.
Zapatilla Keys (Cayo Zapatillas)
Two islands, part of the Bastimentos Marine National Park, just five miles off Popa’s Beach; these are the world-renowned Zapatilla Cays. They are known for their blue water, white sand and great coral reef. $65 per person includes boat, refreshments, snorkel gear, beach towels and Park entrance fee.
Cayo de Agua
One of the best-kept secrets in the Archipelago, Cayo de Agua is the location of a stunning undeveloped beach. Outside of the Marine Park, it is seldom visited by tourists… you can expect to spend a few hours in a stunning and nearly undiscovered setting, meeting perhaps only a local fisherman. $55 per person includes boat, refreshments, snorkel gear, beach towels
Crawl Key (Cayo Coral)
Snorkel in the pristine water of Cayo Coral and observe its amazing coral reef. $45 per person includes boat, guide and snorkel gear.
Red Frog Beach
Visit Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos, home to sloths and the infamous red frogs! Walk through the rainforest or relax on the white, sandy beach of this protected area, part of Bastimentos National Park. There is a conveniently located beach restaurant. $50 per person includes round trip transportation, Park fee and beach towels. Beware of the rip currents at Red Frog Beach!
Red Frog Beach and Zip-Line
Experience Red Frog Beach and fly in the sky on Ziplines! $120 per person includes transportation and the 3-hour Zipline Canopy Tour: 13 platforms, 7 ziplines (1,000 ft total), Tarrzan Swing and much more.
Urraca Private Island – Monkey Tour
Situated between Isla Popa and Cayo de Agua, Urraca Private Island is an “over-the-water” eco-resort in an unspoiled mangrove setting. Wild and captive monkeys include the mantled howler, the Panamanian night monkey, Geoffroy’s spider monkey and the white-headed capuchin. $35 per person includes transportation, guide and entrance fee.