The Panama Canal rainforests are among the most accessible nature-rich rainforests in the world. Over 50,000 acres of pristine rainforest hosts 105 species of mammals, 525 species of birds and 124 species of reptiles and amphibians. A nature-rich area so close to the metropolitan capital is a feature unique to Panama. The Panama Canal, just 30 minutes away from Panama City, requires a vast rainforest watershed to feed water to its lock system which uses millions of gallons each day. For this reason the Canal Zone has had to actively preserve its circumvent natural resources, making for plentiful green areas.
The lowlands including Panama City average 80F-90F degrees during the day, and the highlands have spring-like temperatures year-round. Dry season is from mid-December through May and green season from May through Dec. (typically a shower in late afternoon).
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Adventure into the jungle on an aerial tram, experience a boat ride on the Panama Canal, or relax by the luxurious pool surrounded by Panama’s natural beauty. Whatever your pleasure, adventure and relaxation await you in this enchanting and sumptuous hideaway, just 30 minutes from Panama City.
Colorful sights and natural wildlife make the Gamboa Rainforest Resort a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience. Escape to this jungle paradise as a couple or with the entire family to encounter nature without leaving the comforts of a full-service exotic resort. We invite you to discover Gamboa.