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Gamboa is a small town on the Chagres River in Panama. Originally built for workers on the Panama Canal, it is now a vibrant and friendly community that offers a welcome break from the stress of Panama City. Situated at the edge of thick rainforest, Gamboa is an important centre for wildlife monitoring, research and conservation. As such, Gamboa holidays are simply drenched in magnificent natural sites and breathtaking views.

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It may be hard to believe after reaching Gamboa and experiencing its unspoilt tropical calm, but Gamboa holidays are merely a 30-minute taxi ride from Panama City, which receives direct daily flights from hundreds of international cities. Situated in the EST timezone (UTC-5), Gamboa holidays experience a diverse tropical climate, bringing thick rains from May to October, and warm temperatures all year. While the dry season offers a great chance to relax and enjoy the sun, the best time to witness the jungle beauty of Gamboa holidays is during the wet season. Gamboa holidays offer accommodation options to suit any budget, from luxurious all-inclusive resorts to charming B&Bs. Many of these offer bus shuttle services to help holiday-makers get around Gamboa, however it is also easy to do so on foot and experience the friendly local lifestyle first-hand.

Gamboa Highlights

The forests around Gamboa are famous for their incredibly diverse plant-life and wildlife. Pipeline Road is an absolute haven for holiday-makers wanting to discover this diversity, with the unrivalled wealth of birdlife it boasts. Another interesting route into the jungle is to dip into the older history of the region and see what remains of the colonial-era, Spanish-built Las Cruces Trail. For a more adventurous journey, try a kayak or boat tour along the river. This opens up an entirely new perspective of the lush forest surrounding Gamboa, and may even include a glimpse of monkeys and other local inhabiting animals.

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