What is Ecotourism?
“Ecotourism is travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strives to be low impact and often small scale. It helps educate the traveler; provides funds for conservation; directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities; and fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights.” - Martha Honey, Ph.D.
Ecotourism & ASLAAP
ASLAAP offers several facilitated and independent activities for visitors who want to experience and conserve the natural diversity of La Amistad International Park.
- White water river rafting in Boquete
- Trail from Boquete to Las Nubes
- Climb Volcan Baru (10,000 feet)
Three main trails originate at Las Nubes Ecohaven. The Sendero La Cascada (waterfall Trail) is 3.4 Km roundtrip hike that takes in three miradors (lookout points) as well as 45 meters highwaterfall with a lovely bathing pool.
The Sendero El Retoño (Rebirth Trail) loops 2.1 Km through secondary forest, crosses a number of rustic bridges and winds through bamboo groves.
The Vereda La Montaña (Mountain Lane) is a more strenuous 8 km round-trip hike that ascends Cerro Picacho (Picacho Hill).