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Pueblo Nuevo Tour: Bat Caves and Bayano Lake

Howler monkeys wail in the distance, you’re waist deep in water, surrounded by crystallizing rocks formations and the only light is from your headlamp. Come experience the Bat Caves on the Bayano lake at Pueblo Nuevo – a perfect adventure day trip from Panama City.

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Visit Pueblo Nuevo and Be Wowed By Bat Caves and Bayano Lake

The Bayano lake caves have spent millions of years forming and only recently have been uncovered from the surrounding virgin rainforest, which hosts sloths, snakes, alligators and a variety of bird species.  Join us on a day trip from Panamá City, or crash at the caves’ host town, Pueblo Nuevo, and experience hikes that few tourists have ever tried.

As soon as you step inside the Bayano lake caves, you’re surrounded by untouched crystallized rock, stalagtiting and stalagmiting all around. After a few minutes, you’ll wake the bats, who’ll take to their random, frantic flight paths just below the ceiling, twelve feet above. The guides will tell you that the bats won’t swoop or get in your hair and indeed, they won’t.

You’ll be at least knee-deep in water the entire way and depending on when you go, you might have to swim for part of it. Stay with a local family in one of the many houses overlooking beautiful Bayano Lake and receive home-cooked meals featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables and free range chicken from the community, or stay in an eco-rancho that is also a prime location overlooking the lake.

Have your own equipment? No problem! If you would like to bring your own camping equipment you can also camp out in the community on the lake.

Highlights

  • Experience community life at Pueblo Nuevo, home of the Bayano lake caves
  • See the formation of crystals on the walls of the caves
  • Experience bats flying above you
  • Receive home-cooked local meals
  • Stay with locals and experience the local way of life

Tour Information

Duration: 1-2 Days
Start/End location: Panama City, Panama
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: Tour is available only in Spanish – please email us at info@keteka.com if you need translation help

What’s Included

  • Spanish-speaking guide
  • Headlamps (for group tours)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Headlamps

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Pueblo Nuevo, Lake Bayano 9.088536, -78.728027 Howler monkeys wail in the distance, you\'re waist deep in water, surrounded by crystallizing rocks formations and the only illumination emanates from your headlamp. The Bayano Caves have spent millions of years forming and only recently have been uncovered from the surrounding virgin rainforest, which hosts sloths, snakes, alligators and a variety of bird species. We\'re not sure why more people don\'t make it out here. But I guess that\'s better for you, right? Do a day trip from Panamá City or crash in the Cave\'s host town, Pueblo Nuevo, and experience hikes that few tourists have ever tried.
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    Just completed an overnight stay at Pueblo Nuevo and exploration of the caves. The cave exploration was awesome! Wading (and a short swim) was an added thrill. Lots of things to see and lots of excitement. I will definitely return.

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