Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Gamboa

4.3
#1 of 10 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 have migrated last week on the pipeline road and it was real. At the beginning, it is still a wider gravel road on which from time to driving a car to the rainforest Discovery Center. Later however it is a trail and you are pretty much alone. We were in the morning against 7 there and saw many sweet Kapuzineräffchen, howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and some other colourful birds and butterflies. We went there on foot from the Gamboa rainforest resort (hotel). Although tours are offered, or take a taxi. The bus stops themselves only in the village of Gamboa. Tip: In Gamboa's is a small mini market, to buy food. It is not easy to find but drawn in Google maps and friendly local residents are happy to help. Occasionally, a parking attendant at the entrance of the pipeline road, the 5 is probably $ is required. With us no one was found. We weren't in the Discovery Center. Please respect the environment, remains on the path and leave no waste!
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  • Got there an hour before closing -- wish we were earlier or they stayed open past 4pm. But either way a wonderful facility. Saw a lot of birds we hadn't yet seen, plus various monkeys, frogs, etc.  more »
  • The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (PRDC) is a little hard to get to, but it's definitely worth the effort. We made a reservation to go between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., which is when you're most ...  more »
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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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