Ivan's Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay while you are in Gamboa. Ivan and Gladys are excellent hosts, my sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and the bathroom is clean and huge. Meals (breakfast and dinner) were very good, as was the coffee in the morning. Ivan drove us around to show us our landmarks on the way to Pipeline Road so we could find our way back after birding. The birding, even in his neighborhood, is fantastic. I saw 40 new birds in one day. Ivan's air conditioned shuttle to the airport is well worth it. The busses are cheap but can take a long time in the heat. You will want to be fresh when you hop on that plane! On my next trip to Panama, I'll start and end my trip at Ivan's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B was found in 2005 and it is 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 mostly dedicated to Birding and Nature observation 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 historic 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