Gamboa is a city in Panama. It is one of the canal's permanent townships set up to house the workers of the Panama Canal.
Gamboa was founded near the ancient city of Santa Cruz. The town of Las Cruces was 3 km away. It is the starting point for travelers and goods from the 9th century to the Las Cruces land path. The transport was done by mule.
It was in 1911 that the current Gamboa was created as part of the construction of the Panama Canal. Afro-Antilleans along with non-American workers and non-white employees were the main inhabitants of this small town. No Americans were counted among the original inhabitants of Gamboa.
Camino de Plantacion
This path was previously a paving stone laid out to allow access to the North American farm. This is the Las Cascadas farm which was involved in the production of bananas, rubber and cocoa. It was the largest farm in the Panama Canal zone with an area of 1,200 hectares. Nowadays, the path allows to emerge on the Camino de Cruces.
Parque Nacional Soberania
It has been a protected area since 1980 with an area of approximately 20,000 hectares extending to Camimo de Cruces Park. This park is located about forty minutes from the capital and is one of the richest and most accessible in the country. There are 525 species of birds, 105 species of mammals and 79 reptiles. This wide variety of animals attracts tourists from all over the world.
Camimo Del Oleoducto
This place is known worldwide for being one of the best birding areas. Agencies present on site offer bike rides. It is a relaxation area where you can sit and quietly admire the different birds.
What is there to do in Gamboa?