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Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

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Spectacular!

This is one of my favorite places although its a drive but once youre there it feels, looks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daydream624891
Amazing

Amazing rainforest center 40min from the city. Hummingbirds, Tucanos, sloth and more... I recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Umberto G
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The Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center is the main project of the Fundación Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann, non-profit environmental organization for the conservation of birds in Panama. Our objective is to protect the tropical rainforest throught...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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+507 6450-6632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places although its a drive but once youre there it feels, looks and sounds like true paradise. there is a humming bird place where you can see up to 50 or more different types of humming birds, there are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing rainforest center 40min from the city. Hummingbirds, Tucanos, sloth and more... I recommend to go early in the morning.

Thank Umberto G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

OK. So we went there when we were visiting Panama City. We had a car while in the city so we decided to do this. I think you might need a car or to arrange a driver. The directions to this place were easy, once...More

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for your review ❤️ We are glad that you had a great time at our center.

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Its a must if you are in Panama City!! Probably the best place for birdwatching in the area! Panama has more than 900 bird species and you will see a lot of them here. They have a 32meter high platform ideal to spot different animals...More

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Karen A, Director General at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018
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Gracias por creer en nuestra causa! Los esperamos nuevamente 🐦

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Got there an hour before closing -- wish we were earlier or they stayed open past 4pm. But either way a wonderful facility. Saw a lot of birds we hadn't yet seen, plus various monkeys, frogs, etc.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (PRDC) is a little hard to get to, but it's definitely worth the effort. We made a reservation to go between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., which is when you're most likely to see interesting birds. We had a car...More

1  Thank Pam G
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This tract of preserved land with its center buildings is worth the trip to Panama as it is one of the best places in the Americas to observe a huge range of birds---local and migratory. The Center's observation tower stands above the top of the...More

1  Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wonderful view of the biodiversity of the Isthmus. Butterflies, orchids, and sloths of Panama are to be seen and appreciated.

Thank John K
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

You may wonder why there is an admission charge to an area of rainforest, but the site is well provided for in terms of safe trails to walk, viewing platforms and much more wild life than you might expect. We especially liked the humming bird...More

Thank Rhys P
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Giving 4 stars for the observation tower and the nice trail to it. Great views from up there, and we saw saw good birds as well as a capuchin monkey. We didn’t find much to “discover” there otherwise. We’re there exhibits? Food? Never saw much...More

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VHBecker
28 February 2018|
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Response from GiselaZD | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. It's only a few kilometers away.
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Penny L
21 November 2015|
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Response from Karen A | Property representative |
Dear Penny, we will provide you a map for your reference (trails, general info, few birds you may find) In case you need a guided service you could make a reservation ( $25.00 plus entrance) We open at 6:00 a.m till 4:00... More
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