Gamboa is a small community well integrated into the rainforest with a tremendous variety of tropical birds coming into peoples backyards, making Ivan's a great spot to view them. In fact it is easier to spot the birds at Ivan's than in the forest where the vegetation is usually too dense. Many places to view wildlife nearby at pipeline raod by car or on lake Gatun islands by boat. Ivan and his wife are both knowledgeable about wildlife and where to view it. Keep in mind that Gamboa is small and you are best off to do any shopping for groceries etc in panama city before you get there. For exampel while I was there the family nursed a Motmot back to health which gave great photographing opportunities. The yard at Ivan's was home to a family of adorable Agoutis.
Ivan's wife is also agreat cook and offers meals to guests at the Inn, if prearranged. The rooms are comforatble and clean. Ivan is very helpful. I would definately stay there agian if in Gamboa. Gamboa is also relatively easily accessible compared with other part sof Panama where one can view rainforest wildlife.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B was found in 2005 and its located in the historic town of Gamboa located aprox 25 Km from Panama City. The house was built totally in wood under rustic structures in 1936 Our family operated B&B is comprised of 4 rooms, 2 rooms located in the ground floor and 2 rooms located in the upper floor all with full privacy & comforts. Our service objective is focused on personalized attention to our guest, The town of Gamboa is mainly a residential area without commercial activity . Gamboa is located within the Soberania National Park offering superb biodiversity of plants, birds, mammals and insects. Please note there are no supermarkets, restaurants, bars and /or cafe's in the residential area ... more less