The park comprises the Darien Gap, the narrow land bridge between the Americas. The area is fairly isolated and there are no roads through.
Flora and fauna
The most common species found at the park include the macaw, parrot, and tapir. The harpy eagle also calls this national park home. It is noted for its incredible genetic value. The park is home to regional endemic species, some that are so rare and endangered that they are on the IUCN Red List. These species include the spotted paca, mantled howler, night monkey, black-headed spider monkey, jaguar, ocelot, Central American agouti, American crocodile and the capybara.