Canopy Wildlife Observation Tower

Tranquilo Bays latest eco-adventure soars 100’ above sea level; bringing you to the top of the forest canopy for a panoramic birds-eye view of three distinctly different ecosystems within Bastimentos National Marine Park. The bird watching, wildlife and photo opportunities from this incredible vantage point are truly sublime.

The wildlife and views of the forest canopy from the tower are absolutely incredible, but the natural history lesson alone is worth the ascent. From Volcan Baru’s 11,400’ peak in the cloud forest of the Talamanca mountain range, down the slope of Western Panama to the coral reefs beneath the Caribbean’s surface, every life zone known to the tropics can be seen from this single vantage point above the forest’s canopy.

The tower was designed to be extremely safe and user friendly, so that it may easily be enjoyed by bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. The structure, designed to endure the toughest conditions, was constructed using a hot dip galvanized steel framework, treated southern pine lumber, stainless steel and brass hardware. Craftsman finishes such as smooth sanded wooden handrails, standard residential stair pattern and elevated guardrails, insure that everyone’s hands, feet and mind feel right at home.
Panama Canopy Wildlife Observation Tower
View from Canopy Tower Bocas
Guests on Observation Deck Bocas Panama
Red Lored Parrot Bocas Panama
Jack Hanna at Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge Bocas Panama
Mealy Parrots off of Canopy Observation Tower
Guide Spotting on Canopy Tower Bocas Panama
Red Lored Parrot in Flight Bocas Panama
Guests on Canopy Wildlife Observation Tower Bocas Panama
Osprey Bocas del Toro Panama
Olive Throated Parakeet Bocas del Toro Panama

Views from the Tower

The rainforest canopy
Abundant wildlife
Coral Reefs of the Caribbean Sea
Mangrove forest canopy
Bastimentos National Marine Park (Terrestrial & Marine)
Zapatilla Cayes (offshore islands within national park)
Punta Vieja – Northeast peninsula of Isla Bastimentos
Thatch Palm Forest Reserve (Reserva de Guagaras)
Isla Popa – Island within the archipelago
Cayo de Agua - Island within the archipelago
Isla San Cristobal – Island within the archipelago
Punta Valiente – Ngobe-Bugle indigenous territory
Panama’s Continental Divde, Talamanca Mountain Range
Amistad International Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Volcan Baru (11400’)
Costa Rica

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Birding Panama

At Tranquilo Bay we have listed over 180 species of birds on-sight and nearly 400 from our daily excursions to nearby bird-rich environments. Bocas del Toro, Panama is geologically gifted, creating extreme species diversity; there are an incredible variety of ecosystems, habitats and altitudinal zones only a short distance from the lodge. Our guides are passionate about observing wildlife, excellent at spotting as well as identification and frequently work with bird watching groups and individuals with birding specific itineraries.

Nature's Playground in Bocas del Toro

Tranquilo Bay’s two most overlooked features are its amazing location and superior facilities. Situated on 200 heavily forested acres of Panama’s Western Caribbean Coast and surround by three distinct ecosystems, biodiversity and wildlife thrive. If you are into eco-adventures such as birding and wildlife watching, hiking, snorkeling the coral reef, kayaking or forest ecology, be prepared for the experience of a lifetime. Your deluxe cabana is the perfect exploration base camp; from here, there are days’ worth of excursions to keep you enveloped in the forest and ocean.

Canopy Wildlife Observation Tower

We built the tower to fulfill the needs of our birding and wildlife enthusiasts who desired access to the most exciting and vibrant part of the forest, the canopy. It is here where birds openly feed on fruits and seeds, monkeys forage in treetops, iguanas seek energy from the sun, sloths and constrictors search for their next meal. The biodiversity at Tranquilo Bay is incredible, but there is only so much that can be seen from the ground. The tower gives us a vantage point of the canopy that is just not possible from below.
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