Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Gamboa

4.3
#1 of 9 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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  • We spent three fun hours leisurely walking the trails here with our kids, a 9 and 14 year old. We entered at 10 AM and paid the discounted (after 10 AM) admission. We saw a number of Capuchin monkeys,...  more »
  • I would give it 5 stars but it is overpriced before 10:00 am. We hired a private driver and he did not know of this place. The road to it is crazy, single lane dirt road, over 2 miles and many times m...  more »
  • Excellent base and starting point for trips (rather organized) Lake Species (nature, fauna and flora) which forms part of the route of the Panama Canal, to the Embrea Indian village and to the edge of the jungle. Good organization of these expeditions, but quite expensive. Beautifully located hotel tempts to stop there for a few days. We recommend: probably the best starting point in Lake Species. Extremely friendly, professional service.
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  • Thank you so much, that was incredible! We saw amazing wildlife!
  • We saw a sloth right at the booth where you pay! Also saw some howler monkeys, birds and butterflies. However, the price of $30 per person before 10 am and $20 after 10 am is incredibly high and unjustified for what you get. The prices should be half that.
  • Sendero moderado, cerca de la ciudad. Excelente!
  • Very good place to see birds early morning, easy path to spot monkeys and humming birds everywhere in the central station, great view of the lake
  • Basically Spotting animals depend on your luck and experience. Driving car there yourself is very easy, but maybe nothing was seen. Guide needed absolutely.

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