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Soberania National Park

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

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

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 drive but didn't see any sloths :(

Very beautiful walking trails with lush rainforest. Many waterfalls. Lots of birds including Toucans. We also saw Agouti.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful walking trails with lush rainforest. Many waterfalls. Lots of birds including Toucans. We also saw Agouti.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the only zoo-like park Panama has really to offer. Which is also a good thing, because you do not need a zoo in this area because you just need to have a hike in one of the parks to spot wildlife. Nevertheless, this is a rather sad place, with old, and small cages for the animals.

Thank difelidi
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I made some efforts to reach the park by bus. Its best to contact the park administration to find out how to reach: 232 4192 or 500 0906 To reach the park administration I took the diablo rojo from Albrook to Gamboa, it runs every 2 hours, starting at 8. There are earlier buses as well and at weekend it... More 

Thank Susanne W
Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you enjoy bird watching this is a good place to go. It is well kept, Aside from the many birds we also saw a three toed sloth, butterflies, frogs and a family of Tamarind monkeys. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it's not a closed circuit.When you get to the end of the trail you... More 

Thank JoannWG
Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

See it by boat, so you can get up close and personal with the fauna on the islands and see the big boats as they navigate the canal. A lot of tours include lunch on one of the nearby islands. You'll see an amazing array of birds, we saw four species of monkeys, gobs of amazing plants and of course... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is among my favorites, and I have visited several of them worldwide. There is a diversity of flora & fauna, in addition to being very well maintained. My hat is off to Panama!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

After the ANAM employees at the ranger station had given us some information on the park and on where to go, we decided to take the sendero la plantacion and a part of the camino las cruces. The first part was great, and although we didn't see any wildlife there except a small number of birds, we enjoyed ourselves. But... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We got up at 5am and at around 6 am were at the start of Pipeline Road. This is a 2 km long road, which takes you to the entrance of Rainforest Diversity Centre (not the right name). Here you buy the tickets and hire a guide. I don't think that guides are available without prior booking, I guess we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a great time, there is lots to see, mainly monkeys and sloths, it's definitely worth the trip and price.

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Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visit Soberania in our last day, before traveling to Costa Rica. Took us 1h, you can spend more time if you want. We saw many kinds of monkeys, caimans, agutis, sloth, iguana, macaws, jaguar, puma, tapir and a presentation about the Harpy Eagle that was really interesting. We also saw a bunch of different trees.

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