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Soberania National Park

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Address: Area Canalera de Gamboa, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 232 7223
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located 15 miles from downtown Panama City, this scenic park features...

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.

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Beautiful rainforest

We only saw parts of it, as we were staying at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, but what we saw was awesome. Everything in it's natural state from frog nests, to local orange... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We only saw parts of it, as we were staying at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, but what we saw was awesome. Everything in it's natural state from frog nests, to local orange cup-shaped mushrooms, to sloths in trees. What i loved the most was that you can tell the people in this area do not interfere with the wildlife so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is such a wonderful nature experience.Just outside of the City.We dida couple of the stops/ hikes and saw many wonderful mammals and plants. Some birds as well.

1 Thank mark k
David, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Huge and humid.... I guess if you can take the moist heat and like hiking a lot, go for it. We went but did not stay long as it felt a bit unbearable to us.....

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you really want to see the jungle, this is the place to go. Unfortunately infrastructure is very weak, I walked to the Falls and had to go around a fallen bridge, into the mud! Close to the Panama Canal, be you still need a cab. I rented one for $12 an hour, though we did get lost.

1 Thank John A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

So much fun here seeing a different side of Panama City. The monkeys and sloths and hummingbirds and vistas were wonderful

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Big bummer... The zoo is ok, but not what I was wanting at all. It's about a hour walk through cages and concrete path. I think my cab driver assumed this was the spot, so be very clear as to where you want to go. Seems from other reviews there are lots of beautiful places to enjoy a longer hike... More 

1 Thank Cojak1738
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We are not avid birdwatchers at all, but we had an amazing trip to Soberania. It is well worth getting up very early for the short drive from downtown to climb the canopy tower early in the morning when the birds are really active. We saw toucans, parrots, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, along with others (we heard but didn't see the howler... More 

1 Thank Kevin P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One cannot help but admire the many National Parks Panama City has perserved for the natives and visitors to Panama. Even with the tremendous growth of the country they have been able to do this.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Completed a tour of Lake Gatun with ANCON expeditions. Saw more wildlife here than in all the rest of Panama combined including howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, Geoffrey's tamarins and lots of tiger herons. Would have loved to have seen more birds but visited at the wrong time of day.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here on a drizzly, cool day with my guide. It was quiet, few tourists, a few other hikers on the Pipeline. This is not like the US national parks with paved roads and concession restaurants. We were in the rain forest. The noisiest creatures were the howler monkeys, whose raucous calls are far louder and bigger than they... More 

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