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Darién

Darién is a province located in the east of Panama. It is the only province in the country that borders both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the provinces of Panama, Colon, Herrera and Los Santos. The capital of the province is La Palma.

Darién is known for its diverse flora and fauna. It is home to the Darién National Park, which is the largest protected area in Central America and the second largest in the world. The park is home to a variety of species, including jaguars, tapirs, and more than 400 species of birds.

The province is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The region was originally inhabited by the Emberá and Wounaan people, who still inhabit the area today. The culture of the region is heavily influenced by the indigenous population, and is known for its traditional music, art, and cuisine.

Darién was the site of a major historical event in the early 1600s, when the Spanish attempted to establish a settlement in the region. The settlement was abandoned after a few years due to the harsh conditions, but the Spanish left behind a legacy of colonial architecture that can still be seen in the region today.

In the late 1700s, Darién became part of the newly independent Republic of Gran Colombia. During this period, the region was a hub for trade and commerce, and the port of La Palma was a major trading center.

Today, Darién remains an important region in Panama and is home to many of the country's most important tourist attractions. It is also home to a large number of indigenous communities, and the region's culture is still heavily influenced by its indigenous population.

Excursion tips for a day in Darién

As a tourist in Darién in Panama, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy during the day. Here are some possible options:

1. Explore the Darién National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including jaguars, tapirs, and monkeys.

2. Visit the Embera Indigenous Village: Get an up-close look at the Embera culture and learn about their traditional way of life.

3. Take a boat tour of the Chucunaque River: Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river and its surrounding rainforest.

4. Visit the El Real de Santa María de Darién: Explore the ruins of this 17th century Spanish settlement.

5. Visit the nearby beaches: Enjoy some of the beautiful beaches in the area, such as Playa El Banco and Playa El Faro.

6. Go on a nature hike: Explore the area’s lush rainforest and spot some of the local wildlife.

7. Visit the El Valle de Antón: Take a day trip to this picturesque mountain town and explore its charming streets.

8. Go shopping: Visit some of the local markets and shops to pick up some souvenirs.

Experience Darién with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Darién. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Darién

The climate in Darién in Panama is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from 24-30°C throughout the year. During the dry season (December to April), temperatures are slightly cooler and rain is scarce. The wet season (May to November) brings with it higher humidity levels, more rain and temperatures of up to 32°C. The cooler season (December to February) is the best time to visit, as temperatures are most comfortable and rainfall is minimal.

Cruise weather for Darién

Our weather forecast for Darién helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 20.5 °C
4.7 m/s
7.6 m/s
87.6 %
15.3 m
94.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:03:02
18:32:48
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 20.6 °C
4.0 m/s
7.2 m/s
98.4 %
16.6 m
96.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:03:10
18:32:40
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 21 °C
5.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
97.8 %
18.1 m
95.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:03:19
18:32:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 20.5 °C
4.7 m/s
10.1 m/s
88.5 %
17.3 m
95.6 %
1,012 hPa
06:03:26
18:32:22
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 20.6 °C
3.6 m/s
6.5 m/s
74.2 %
20.6 m
95.6 %
1,012 hPa
06:03:34
18:32:11
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 21.2 °C
4.7 m/s
6.5 m/s
78.7 %
21.0 m
93.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:03:41
18:32:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 21.3 °C
2.9 m/s
5.0 m/s
98.0 %
21.6 m
92.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:47
18:31:48
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 21.4 °C
4.3 m/s
5.0 m/s
88.9 %
22.1 m
91.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:53
18:31:35
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 21.2 °C
4.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
99.5 %
13.9 m
93.9 %
1,010 hPa
06:03:59
18:31:21
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 20.7 °C
3.6 m/s
6.1 m/s
95.9 %
23.4 m
93.1 %
1,011 hPa
06:04:04
18:31:07
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 21.2 °C
3.6 m/s
5.4 m/s
90.6 %
21.5 m
95.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:04:09
18:30:52
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 20.5 °C
3.6 m/s
5.4 m/s
70.9 %
19.2 m
93.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:04:13
18:30:36
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 21 °C
3.6 m/s
4.7 m/s
94.8 %
19.9 m
93.0 %
1,011 hPa
06:04:17
18:30:19

Cruises to Darién

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Scheduled ship calls in Darién, Panama
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am

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