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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...

After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Gatun Lake Expedition

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A beautiful and unique ecosystem

We loved our trip on Gatun Lake with Barefoot Panama. We saw Monkey Island (actually several islands and types of monkeys, a small crocodile, birds and waterfowl, a raccoon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our trip on Gatun Lake with Barefoot Panama. We saw Monkey Island (actually several islands and types of monkeys, a small crocodile, birds and waterfowl, a raccoon stranded on an island, and visited a genuine Indian village -- not the "touristy" village so many discuss. The lake is a beautiful place.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a boat ride and saw two different types of monkeys and some birds. Not into monkeys and they climbed all over our boat so if you do not like monkeys, do not go.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great part of the world to see. So green and natural though it's manmade. Very historic as well. Glad I went.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw many bird types, crocodiles, sloths and monkeys that touched us. Rudy's Tour Guide, Rudy expertly identified the plants and wildlife. We enjoyed meandering through the waterways and hearing about the formation, geography and history of the lake. An exceptionally interesting experience.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read three books about construction of the Panama Canal before heading to Panama, I imagined Gatun Lake. Nothing could have prepared me for how massive the Lake truly is. And beautiful. If you get to Panama (and I hope you do) please don't miss all the sights along the Canal, including Gatun.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nothing like the fishing you can do at Arinosa. Go on a reasonably priced charter boat. We fished there at least one day each month for the four years we lived in Coronado area. Never did we get rained out and never did we get skunked. The least amount of Peacock Bass that we caught was 40 fish. We chartered... More 

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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just could not believe that it truly was man made, it's just hard to fathom. Once you go and visit, specially with a full crossing, then you can grasp the magnitude of this place. It also has an incredible biodiversity. Many animals, species of fish and birds. You can also go before the crossing and kayak or go on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views, lush jungle, monkeys and crocs, a surreal experience of seeing massive sea-faring ships going past a short distance away as they follow the shipping lane for the canal.

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Panama Province, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a man made lake covering over 164 sq miles of flooded woodlands (mahogany trees). It was created to fill the Panama Canal and it hosts some of Panama's rarest species of both animal, plant and marine life. It is famous for its boat and fishing tours with bass over 300 pounds in weight! The only downside is how... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artificial lake, but you can spot many different animals, including caymans, monkeys, sloths, lizards and many more. There are a lot of tours that go this place.

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