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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Gamboa

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Wildlife Area
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. To visit Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and other attractions in Gamboa, use our Gamboa travel itinerary maker.
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  • I spent a considerable amount of time with Antonio Zarco, Choco Elder. I had heard he passed away a few years ago. I just wanted this nice image a friend of mine shot in about 1978 to find it's way on...  more »
  • Pipeline Road was lovely to walk on. Birdwatchers like to go there. I would go in the early morning to see even more birds. It's a lovely road to walk on.  more »
  • The entrance is very hidden, and only after a Fahrthrt a ballast to reach slope, but it's worth. The trails are so created that it is not can be and you don't really need a leader. You could tell right as the forest lived and someone who has time and patience will see many birds, butterflies and animals.
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  • 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.
  • 这里有很多蜂鸟,有人工用白糖水喂养,所以会聚集很多。中间有个高塔,上到顶可以看到周围的全景,满眼都是绿色。有巴拿马ID需要10刀,没有需要20刀,小孩1刀。但如果不来看这个地方,直接从右侧去顺着美军原来开辟的道路Hiking的话,可以走完整1天(来回可能有50KM)。
  • Maravilloso!
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