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Soberania National Park

#23 of 172 things to do in Panama City Features Animals
Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
+507 232-7223
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  • Average12%
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“canopy tower” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
+507 232-7223
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a nice hike here early one Saturday morning. The parking lot already had several cars in it. Apparently, it's a popular mountain bike destination. There is a fee to enter, but we walked there from the Canopy Tower and they waived it for...More

Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to experience the Panamanian rain forest! Took several hikes & saw lots of wild life - monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, snakes, butterflies, lizards as well as many birds. The downside is many of the trails need maintenance as they have been left to...More

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Panama City there is certainly a lot to do and probably a lot of people will not take the chance to visit some attractions a little further out. The Soberania National Park fits this bill but it is really worth a...More

1  Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This national park is called the Rainforest. It is about 45 minutes away from Panama City. What a beautiful park! We stayed in the middle of it at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. It had so many birds, sloths, owls, and we even saw the largest...More

Thank mathteacher1225
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We walked all trails, seeing all kinds of birds and small animals, even one monkey near the base of the tower. Also heard the howler monkeys in the distance. we took many pictures here and the hummingbirds were awesome.

Thank ghtower
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A great way to see the natural world against one of mankind's greatest engineering feats. The inlets around the canal and Charges river provide greta opportunities for spotting monkeys, birds and crocodiles, whilst huge container ships pass on the canal. Also very interesting to see...More

2  Thank AllyMunro
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This wide, unpaved, generally level road cuts through a jungle filled with birds. But I highly recommend hiring a guide, because the birds can be difficult to spot and even harder to identify, especially if you are new to birding in the tropics. Due to...More

2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 31 January 2017

we did a hike with the family, it take 1-2 hours and although we didnt see many wild animals we saw beautiful birds and butterflies.

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The Smithsonian institutes tropical research centre and a national park. Good parking, easy access from the city. This is a great place to walk and enjoy the nature of Panama, good trails, open spaces and a large variety of tropical plants and trees. There is...More

Thank pgman1960
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We signed up with our friend and guide, Luis Calvo, of Panama Travel & Tours to do the day trip to zHatun Lake near the middle of the Panama Canal. Our naturalist was Alex Guevara from the same company. Alex was fantastic. and extremely knowledgeable....More

Thank PaulAK2011
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Justine C
Is there any accommodations at the ranger stations? What are good budget accommodation options in the area. We will have a car and would prefer to be away from the very touristy areas. We don't mind difficult hikes or 'rustic' accommodations. Thank you!
24 January 2016|
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I am staying at the Hilton ,what is the most cost effective way to get there ?Also is the discovery center worth the money and deos it include the canopy too. Thanks !
22 November 2015|
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Thanks for the review! Did you feel that you needed a guide for the park or did you wander through on your own ??
16 November 2015|
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