We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gaital National Park

North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Great view and good wildlife spotting

It's a little bit of a drive out of ElValle, but well worth it. A new entrance building appears to... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
C H
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Rewarding birding hiking

Our guides, Danilo and Eleazar, from the nearby Canopy Lodge parked our small bus and led us up a... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
AtlanticTyger
,
New York City, New York
via mobile
Read all 54 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“the loop” (3 reviews)
“sloths” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (54)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"the loop"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 3 reviews
"sloths"
in 6 reviews
"machete"
in 2 reviews
"cloudy"
in 2 reviews
"rainforest"
in 2 reviews
"valley"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed February 4, 2018

It's a little bit of a drive out of ElValle, but well worth it. A new entrance building appears to be about to open. We climbed up following the trail which was easy to follow seeing butterflies, birds and a sloth. View from the top...More

Thank C H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Our guides, Danilo and Eleazar, from the nearby Canopy Lodge parked our small bus and led us up a steep and rocky trail looking for hard to find birds of the upper elevations of this part of the Panamanian rainforest. We were amply rewarded with...More

Thank AtlanticTyger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This hike can be dangerous because you are walking tru tree vines around Gaital mountains. The view is amazing, make sure you have good hiking shoes and a machete in case of something blocking your way.

Thank monchimomo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 20, 2017

If you are expecting thermal springs (like those found in the Central Valley in Costa Rica), you will be disappointed. Skip it!

Thank Sylmontg703
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The hike takes about two hours to do. The trail loops and is well marked. You can see the valley from the top if it's not too cloudy.

1  Thank Daniel F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 14, 2016

After reading the review by Scott C of New York, we entered the park from the Los Mandarinos hotel as he - came from Los Mandarinos, turned left, saw the sign, then walked up the hill until we saw the yellow shack. From there, we...More

1  Thank Parangbird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a nature hike. Our guide "Joe" booked through Nexus was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, a snake specialist, and patient. At first, I couldn't understand the slow pace but soon got it it. This man is attuned to nature, he sees things because he knows...More

1  Thank Kr0mski
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Of course the nature is spectacular, we saw several beautiful birds and a sloth. But as with most touristy things in Panama, very little effort to make a place easily accessible or maintain a site is the case here. We found the entrance after asking...More

3  Thank Jen N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Starting from the city centre of El Valle, we hiked along the road until we continued on a small trail up. We found mandarins along the track and as we got higher the ecosystem changed. The last bit up was very slippery and fun. We...More

Thank bestregards f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 26, 2016

The back entrance to ElGaital is a bit hard to find (if you have faith and just keep on the main road until the final Y you'll be OK) but there is nobody there to charge you, parking is safe, and the 2.5 km loop...More

Thank Sgteasy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gaital National Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit