Walking by the forest is probably one of the less developed tourist activities less in the Archipelago. It must, probably, due to the lack of appropriate footpaths that contribute to a easier route of the forests that exist in the different islands.
Inside the island Bastimentos, within the Marine Park, is one of the more valuable primary forests by the diversity of his trees that are loaded of parasite plants, giving you an incomparable beauty. Other islands share this wealth very little explored forests, standing out Popa and Cayo Agua on all the others, although there are also forests on the island Colón (Mimitimbi and Big Baight), in San Cristóbal and Solarte. In the fauna of these forests are species threatened like the painted rabbit, the green iguana and diverse types of howler monkeys like whitefaced, spider and nocturnal.
The only footpath built with tourism in mind is in the Major Zapatilla Key, within the Marine Park, and is called "The Forest behind the reef ".
Even though its route is easy and short, it is worth to visit it. In island Bastimentos it is possible to walk the forest from the Community of Quebrada Sal, leaving to Long Beach can be crossed, or vice versa.
This footpath is used habitually by the members of that ngobe indigenous community. In Bahía Honda (Bastimentos island), in Popa and Cayo Agua communities, can be contracted a villager as a guide to cross the beautiful forests of those islands. It is possible to emphasize that in Popa island it is the only forest where they will be able to observe toucans. In the near future, the construction of new footpaths beginning in the indian communities, is anticipated to facilitate the visit by tourists. In all the cases it is recommended to use guides of the neighboring communities to the forest that thinks to cross, to avoid any accident.