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Soberania National Park

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Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
+507 232-7223
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Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features two hiking paths called el Charco in Gamboa and Pipeline Road, both known for excellent birding and wildlife viewing.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pipeline road” (51 reviews)
“canopy tower” (15 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
+507 232-7223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy birding but are not "serious" birders. Pipeline Road just blew us away: we had long looks at so many stunning Trogons, Motmots etc, saw a Large Potoo and numerous small and colourful birds. The weather was beautiful and there were surprisingly few people,...More

Thank cliffordchambers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road into this park was fun in itself, our jungle. Jerin was explaining the history of protecting oil movement during WW2, Smithsonian research etc during the drive in. It was really interesting how the area has been used over the years. We walked a...More

Thank heatherquick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was $5 to get in to the park - It was worth every penny. We took an Uber to the park entrance and walked the Plantation Trail (14 km). We saw many lizards, beautiful birds, a snake, frog, butterflies, coatis, leaf cutter ants, and...More

1  Thank traveltheworld461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite hike in Panama! If you go early in the AM, like 7am, you will see and hear tons of animals. The howl of the monkeys bellies through the forest. Look up and there they are. The flora and fauna in these trails are...More

Thank RadicalBMXers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long trail crosses this park alongside an oil pipeline. It is a dead end trail so you have to double back to exit. There are many birds ,you can hear them but taking a glimpse of them is hard given the dense vegetation that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you love nature. It was really such a lovely walk through the rainforest. We didn't see many animals. We saw a couple of birds but it was pouring when we went there. Humming birds are amazing to watch and observe....More

Thank Tashima G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great half day with a birding guide, Gonzalo Horno. Sure we would only have seen half the bird species we did without him eg a sleeping great pootoo - and recommend him to all serious birders wanting a lot list of sightings. However,...More

Thank TheKoolKestrel
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to go hiking, and it's not too far from Panama City (only about 30 minutes, depending on traffic). My favorite trail is the Plantation Trail, there is easy parking right by the trail head, entrance cost is $3...More

1  Thank LauraMacio
Reviewed 23 November 2017

With patience and willing to wake early (be there ideally before 7.00 am) you can anticipate several animals. We saw several coati's, monkeys, an anteater, many birds, agouti's, frogs, a peccary etc in a 4 hour walk!

1  Thank maria k
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident. What a pleasant surprise! We saw leaf cutter ants, a tapir, a family of howler monkeys and much more within a 20 minute spontaneous hike.

1  Thank wcd1962
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17 October 2017|
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