Gatun Lake, Panama City

4.5
#1 of 125 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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  • Brief stop after going through the canal locks. Massive man made lake. All part of the Panama Canal.  more »
  • This might be my favorite in panama. Went out on a boat. Absolutely beautiful with much wildlife to see. Highly recommend  more »
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