Barro Colorado

How to get there?

Directions from Panama City to the Smithsonian's Gamboa Pier.

Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake

The trip takes about 40-45 minutes (without traffic jams). You can follow the Gamboa (Rainforest Resort) signs.

Gamboa Docks

The Gamboa Pier

Public Transportation to Gamboa


Gamboa is frequented by the SACA bus. The SACA bus station in Panama City is located in Albrook terminal. The trip to Gamboa from the city will take approximately one hour. Be aware that departure times change frequently, so be sure to come 25 minutes early.


Taxis from Panama City to Gamboa cost $30 each way. Trips from the airport to Gamboa cost about $45 (for one person).

We recommend that you start early and drive safely, since animals frequently cross the highway once you enter Soberania National Park.

From Gamboa to Barro Colorado

We provide boat transportation from Gamboa to Barro Colorado.

Water taxi and boats

Water Boats and Taxi

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