Getting to Gamboa

Things to do in Panama

How to Get Here

Panama has over ten daily flights to five gateways in the US, daily direct flights to almost every Latin American city and three direct flights to Europe. Americans, Canadians, European Union citizens and most Latin American citizens do not need visas to enter Panama. 

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Nearby Attractions 

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Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport

15.8 MI

Soberania National Park

0.0 MI

Barro Colorado Island

1.3 MI

Aerial view of Panama rainforest near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

3.1 MI

Pygmy three-toed sloth near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Summit Park and Zoo

5.6 MI

Trade ship on Panama lake near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Miraflores Locks & Visiting Center of Panama Canal

12 MI

Albrook shopping mall near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Albrook Shopping Mall

15 MI

Museum of Biodiversity by Frank Gehry near Gamboa Resort

Museum of Biodiversity by Frank Gehry

17 MI

View of building in Panama City near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Panama City Center

18.6 MI

About Panama


Panama has two distinct seasons: The Dry Season runs from the end of December until the beginning of May and the Rainy Season runs from May through December. Throughout the year, the temperature consistently falls in the range of 82 to 95 degrees F (28 to 35 C) with humidity during the rainy season between 80 and 90% 


The US dollar is the currency in circulation. 


Spanish is Panama’s official language, although English is widely spoken. 

Meet Gamboa

Gamboa is a small town in the Republic of Panama. It was one of a handful of permanent Canal Zone townships, built to house employees of the Panama Canal and their dependents. The location is on a sharp bend of the Chagres River at the point that feeds Lake Gatun. Just south of Gamboa, Lake Gatun and the Chagres meet the Culebra Cut (Gaillard Cut), where the Canal cuts through the Continental Divide. 

Gamboa is home to caimans, crocodiles, iguanas and several hundred bird species. Given its location at the "end of the road" and the single road connecting it to the rest of the Canal Zone, Gamboa is adjacent to significant tracts of relatively undisturbed rainforest. A trail that follows an old pipeline ("Pipeline Road") is considered one of the best birding hikes in Panama and one of the premiere bird watching sites in all of Central America.