People often ask how is the ecotourism in and around Panama?
I answer, well - it's improving, but it has a ways to go to become a destination. I prefer it to be a little more natural and raw myself, but some people want it to be more tourism than eco - if you know what I mean.
The nature is there, but the tourist operations are not, which I like, but you may not. The opportunities for someone to open ecotourism operations are huge. There is so much to see and the locals for the most part take it for granted.
The main tourist traps of Bocas Del Toro and Boquete have a growing community of eco resorts and tourist focused operations, but outside of that, it's pretty sparse.
Panama has so many awesome natural sites and such a bright future in this realm, if you are considering doing some eco tourism in this fantastic country, go for it! Even better, invest in it! Help the locals with a lack of funding and an abundance of things to see, to build it. Please don't turn it into a tourist trap though - keep it real Panama.