Medicine Trail

Walking the Cloud Forest Botanicals Medicine Trail at Finca Luz

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The tropical rain forests of Panama and South America are among the oldestand  most complex eco-systems on our planet. They are estimated to house almost half of the world’s plant, animal, and insect life and are the Earth’s primary gene pool from which foods, medicine and other products for the industrialized world are derived.

Tropical rain forest plants already provide one-quarter of today’s pharmaceuticals and, according to The National Cancer Institute, a full 70% of the plants useful in the treatment of cancer are to be found only in our disappearing rain forest.

Finca Luz:  Part of our commitment to rain forest sustainability is to encourage visitors to Boquete, Panama to get up close and personal with it… in a gentle way. In a designated area of the farm, on an old Indian walking trail, visitors can meander through different rain forest mini eco-systems and view the  plants in their natural settings. Walking the Medicine Way Trail is an educational introduction to some of these plants, the legends that surround them, the ways that Big Pharma is now attempting to exploit them–and how you, personally, can utilize them for improved health and well-being.

Morning/Afternoon teas: After viewing the plants in situ, enjoy a cup of organic coffee (or herbal tea), with farm fresh sweet breads, jams and local farmers cheese. Relax on The Terrace, while we show you how the wild-crafted plants are made into our own herbal remedies, skin care products  and medicines. Sample the wares. Products are for sale for your own use or to take home as unique gifts! (Finca Luz does not accept credit cards for product purchases. Cash only, please.).

Tours are by appointment. Monday — Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM Allow 2.5 hours for your visit. Transportation from town available at no additional cost. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ONE DAY IN ADVANCE. CALL 6636-8663 or 6527-5584 or email us at

Cost: Guided Tour including sumptuous morning coffee hour and refreshments on The Terrace – $33 per person.