Gatun Lake, Panama City

4.5
#1 of 126 in Parks in Panama
Charter a boat and observe huge cargo ships heading for the Panama Canal at Gatun Lake, a massive man-made lake, and the largest of its kind when it was constructed in the early 20th century. You’ll get to meet lots of confident capuchins and tamarins, who are accustomed to humans and can be fed by hand. Keep an eye out for elusive crocodiles, who lurk in the lake's waters. Consider bringing a picnic along, as sometimes the food served on the boat isn’t enough to get you though the day. A visit to Gatun Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Panama City trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We explored the fringes of Gatun Lake in a small boat as we looked for birds with a tour from Canopy Tower. The tour was all we hoped it to be. We had close up sightings of many species in relatively ...  more »
  • It is a lovely area. Got up exceedingly early (for a vacation) to appreciate the sights, and sounds of Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama. Very interesting; a real educational experience!  more »
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