Barro Colorado Island, Panama Province

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  • Other travellers had expressed rather negative views about their visits to the Research Station but we went anyway. Our guide took us on an interesting and informative walk in the forests and we spoke...  more »
  • I visited for the second time, 1st time was in May 2011, this time around I was invited. When i learned how much they charge to visit now: 100$ PER PERSON!!! This is outrageous. Is it because they lac...  more »
  • The Smithsonian Institute charged for the boat trip from Gamboa dock to the Barro Colorado Island (about half an hour each way), a jungle trip with an experienced guide of less than 2 hours (relativel...  more »
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  • This island is what remains of a mountain that stood before the Chagras river was dammed. Now home to a Smithsonian research station, it is lush with wildlife. Many species of birds, butterflies, monkeys, dragonflies, and more can be seen from the water. There are crocodiles, so swimming is not encouraged. If you have the opportunity to stop while transiting the Panama Canal, you won’t be disappointed.
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  • The tourist guide is very good. Excellent experience knowing animals and the history of this artificial island
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