Trip Planner:   Central America  /  Panama  /  Colon Province  /  Gamboa  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Gamboa

(4.2/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Gamboa itinerary

Plan your trip to Gamboa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • This is a pretty superficial trip to the rainforest but we saw a lot in an hour. The tram ride allows a good aerial view of the forest and we did see some animals. If you get a guide who is knowledgea...  more »
  • We are beginning birds and found a guy - not a guide - to drive us to/from Gamboa to the Rainforest Discovery Center (not Rainforest Resort for $30. Started walking up Pipeline RD at 6:30 am and saw l...  more »
  • We were pleased to walk into the rainforest park area and thought it quite wise that people were encouraged to walk in, to avoid disturbing the tranquility. We were surprised after walking in about 3k...  more »
  • 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!
    View original