Because of the proximity of the Gamboa to Panama City, this upper section of the Chagres River Basin, which is protected by Chagres National Park (founded in 1985), is quickly becoming a family-fun adventure and ecotourist destination.
GPS | CENTRAL AMERICA: Monkey Island lives up to its name. Located at the Gamboa Rainforest in Panama, a boat ride tour around Gatun Lake, which surrounds Monkey Island, is a fun opportunity to see 4 different species of monkey, all within 40 minutes of Panama’s capital city. I did see many other animal specials such as crocodiles, sloths, exotic birds and, in this photo, turtles sunning themselves on Gatun Lake, surrounding Monkey Island. If you keep re-visiting this site, I promise to post photos of the monkey that swiped the banana from my pocket. — RG Related articles Princess Cruises Reveals 2011-12 Panama Canal Season (prweb.com) El Dorado, La Ciudad de Panamá, 9/9/11 (experienciadelistmo.wordpress.com) Panama Adding a Wider Shortcut for Shipping (nytimes.com) EN Panama Canal – Panama City, Panama (travelpod.com) The Panama Canal Gets an Update By Rena Marie Pacella (imullins89.wordpress.com) Panama Canal Defense Exercise Begins (waronterrornews.typepad.com)