Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Gamboa

4.2
#1 of 8 in Parks in Colon Province
Nature-lovers should not miss Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, a park displaying the most exotic of Panama's avian species and plant life. Set in lush rainforest, the center boasts a 32 m (104 ft) observation deck from which you can see a number of tropical birds--especially toucans and blue cotinga. Don't miss the hummingbird feeding area near the information center. Monkeys, crocodiles, coatis, and butterflies also roam here. Organized tours or taxis are the best ways of getting to the center, as no buses serve the area. Plan to visit Panama Rainforest Discovery Center during your Gamboa vacation using our convenient Gamboa trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Wonderful place for hummers and the tower is really great for looking over the canopy. Lots of great habitat for all types of birds.  more »
  • If you like nature this is the perfect site, you can hear the birds, howler monkeys, see beautiful hummingbirds but maybe upload a large observation tower, where you can see the tops of the trees and if you run with luck you may find yourself with the Majestic Harpy Eagle... view of gatun Lake is spectacular... The discordant note there is no security in the area, one of my friends broke you the glass of the car, she left his car at the entrance to walk to the visitor's Center without thinking that they will steal you then. Recommendation do not Park at the entrance, go to the center of visitors for safety. Otherwise, the site is a delight...
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  • It was a lovely small group w a very informative ranger, on the Chagres River. Lots of wildlife, monkeys and indignious folks  more »
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  • Great please for a short hike. Take your camera since you might spot a few curious creatures
  • Basically Spotting animals depend on your luck and experience. Driving car there yourself is very easy, but maybe nothing was seen. Guide needed absolutely.
  • We observed each layer of the rain forest from the 32 meter high view tower. We were stunned by the abundance of hummingbirds on the center's terrace. We went for a hike to the lake shore and saw amazing insects, birds. Take your kids here if you are in the area and have an hour or two.
  • A great place to take a walk and admire the birds, which is agouti, lizards, single cat and other species. At the end of the tour you can enjoy a fish with the Lady Gume patacones. This is one of the favorite sites of tribe Guarumo and several of its members work or perform volunteer work.
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  • Impressive how you feel the tropical rainforest.
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