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Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities


Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

“Things to do in Panama”: Educational Activities in Gamboa by Spanish Panama language school

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities and right beside the Panama Canal

 

A great idea for students or even non-students searching for things to do while in Panama would be to take part in some educational Spanish Panama activities. 

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Many people describe the close knit community of Gamboa as one of the most peaceful and beautiful tropical places they have ever been to in their lives. There is so much potential there regarding eco-tourism and tranquil living, set in the jungle, and all with one of the best views of the ships coming through the Panama Canal.

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities; wild animals to see

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities; wild animals to see

This is an economical, educational, and fun one day or 3 day adventure where you will be greeted by a school assistant right inside Gamboa town, right between the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center (STRI) and the Gamboa Rainforest hotel. Drop by the school on Via Argentina and ask about the activity there, as it is just 35 minutes from their school in El Cangrejo.

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities; and sometimes the animals are not so wild

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities; and even the animals that are not so wild can be fun

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities. The importance of distinguishing between dangerous and peaceful critters.

 

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities. You will see that international scientists are studying everything in Gamboa

You will see that international scientists are studying everything in Gamboa. Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities. Very Educational.

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities: the history of the train systems through Panama, separation from Colombia, and the importance of the Panama Canal.

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities: the history of the train systems through Panama, separation from Colombia, and the importance of the Panama Canal interoceanic route.

 

Come to Gamboa and let out assistant show you around. You may come just for the day or even stay 3 or more nights. Ask for the Director at SpanishPanama for more current information.

 

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities

Gamboa STRI modern facility and the Smithsonian scientists global contributions to tropical rainforest research

Gamboa STRI modern facility and the Smithsonian scientists global contributions to tropical rainforest research

 

Gamboa Rainforest and Spanish Panama Activities : Gamboa 10 interesting facts and things to do

1 The idea of Gamboa as just that far off territory only inhabited by the Gringos has given a sense it being a no-man’s zone to local Panamanians. They seem always to think of it as much further than it really is. In reality, Gamboa, is, at most, only a 40 minute drive from Gamboa, or just 50 minutes by the $1 bus ride from Albrook bus terminal by Albrook Mall. Yet, most local people see it as being, well, just a little bit further away than Canada. In the collective psyche of Panamanians, the Canal Zone, and especially Gamboa, was considered totally off-limits for a century. It has never been much talked about even in the local press and not even well known by tour agencies ….other than the folks out at Gamboa Rainforest Resort Hotel.

2 Even most foreigners living in Panama have never really heard of or experienced the town and vicinity of Gamboa. Actually, many expats in Panama mistakenly think that Gamboa is really just the area of the hotel and do not actually think of Gamboa as a town as being anything other than the 20 or so buildings that line the road in front of the luxurious Gamboa Resort Hotel. Expats are surprised to learn that Gamboa town  really begins about a 10 minute walk away from the Resort area.

3 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is doing amazing tropical research in Gamboa. Often the experiments there are the first done anywhere in the world.

4 World records are regularly broken for species and varieties of birds found at Gamboa’s Pipeline Road. The Audubon Society, once found 385 species in just 24 hours.

5 Some of Panama’s most famous naturalists reside in Gamboa such as jaguar researcher Ricardo Moreno and the Central American famous bird guide Guido Berguido.

6  Gamboa is a great place for kayaking adventures, boat tours, and fishing expeditions.

7  Gamboa is home to several indigenous groups and some give traditional dance demonstrations and you can be introduced to their customs and culture.

8 Gamboa is one of the few places in Panama that is Bicycle friendly. Cyclist groups often start from Gamboa and ride to and beyond the National Parks there.

9 Gamboa is surrounded by intense jungle trails and parks.

10 Gamboa lies beside the Panama Canal and the wooden buildings are historical in that this was home to many Americans from when the US occupied the Canal Zone. Many remnants of the old American town still remain. And Gamboa remains as one of the best and unknown points where you get a great view of all the ships that go through the Canal.

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