Solar panels and rainwater collectors make this self-sustainable open structure of 140m2 stand up in the middle of the jungle minimizing it's impact on the environment. This is the place where all the hiking trails start.
Built with 70% of recycled materials from the old Canal Zone constructions, features a deck, cellar, 2 bathrooms. You can sit back and enjoy the variety of hummingbirds while having a free cup of coffee or hot tea.
200m from the Visitor Center, along a gravel path and wooden walkway, you will find our observation tower.
A spiral staircase of 174 steps brings you to the resting & observation platforms every 8m until you reach the top deck at 32m high, just above the forest canopy.
A 1.1 km circuit of trails through the forest with difficulties from easy to moderate. Built 1.2m wide on fine gravel with 2 resting locations.
One, at the edge of the Calamito Lake with a small deck with benches great for observing water wildlife.
Didn't bring binoculars?
Our Container-Store have you covered!
At the main entrance you'll see our Container-Store where you can buy tickets and rent binoculars at our small small shop. You can also buy water, cold drinks, snacks, hats, t-shirts, raincoats, mosquito repellent and many other items as well to access to bathrooms.
The Pipeline Road is one of the most renowned places in the world for bird watching. Here, in 1985, was established a record number for a bird count organized by the Audubon Society, when 385 species were identified in 24 hours.
We are open from 6:00am to 4:00pm
Night walks start from 6:00pm to 9:00pmEnjoy a different path and different noises and inhabitants of the forest
Every Sunday, from 11:30am to 3:30pm you can lunch a delicious fried fish with plantains. Value 12.00USD
You can leave your contribution at the Visitors Center. Payable in cash or check to "Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann"
In Panama City, visit the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann office. Payable in cash or check to Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann
The only bus service that goes to Gamboa is the Gran Terminal Nacional de Transporte in Panama City, by Albrook Mall. We do not recommend this option as the buses are not entirely reliable and the bus stop is 5 Km from our entrance. In the case you do take the bus, ask the driver if it's possible to be dropped off at the Smithsonian dock, 2.5 Km from the entrance.
There are no established fees. We recommend you agree on a two way fee with the driver, and that you pay at the end of your trip to ensure your return from Gamboa
Rent a car to visit us and take the chance to get to know other spots in the area like the Soberanía National Park, Summit Botanical Garden, and Miraflores Locks.
Uber and Cabify are reliable options and a bit expensive but not as expensive as a taxi. If you can chose the type of car, an SUV will be better to reach the visitor's center faster than a sedan. Try to get a 2 way trip as the internet connection is a bit scarse.