The Wetlands of San San Pond Sak, has an area of 16.125 hectares and is one of the protected areas with the greatest biodiversity of Panama.

It was designated Protected Wetland in 1994 (Resolution 020-94 JD, of August 2, 1994), by the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (INRENARE), National Environmental Authority today.

This wetland is located in the province of Bocas del Toro, Changuinola district, and it is part of the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP).

This area is ideal habitat for thousands of species of flora and fauna, but attract attention to two endangered species: manatees and sea turtles.

Moreover, since 1998 this wetland is part of the Biosphere Reserve La Amistad (RBLA) together with La Amistad International Park, Volcan Baru National Park, Wetland Volcano Lagoons, Fortuna Forest Reserve, the National Marine Park Isla Bastimentos and Palo Seco Protected Forest.

This wetland has humid environments with both marine influence and the rivers that cross it, such as the Changuinola, San San and Sixaola.

From a geological point of view, preserve samples of peat deposits in the southeastern region, also is immersed in a swarm of faults and fractures of much importance in the Panama microplate.