During the 1940s, the military carved out a trail deep in the jungle meant to be an eventual petroleum pipeline route. It was never completed. However, a hike along the Pipeline Road today offers a rare chance to get a glimpse of more than 350 species of birds, butterflies, monkeys and other delightful wildlife. There are other intriguing sites such as the Butterfly Farm, Frog Pond and Orchid Nursery, where visitors can visit a microcosm of the wildlife that inhabits the glorious Gamboa rainforests.
The only road access to Gamboa is a single-lane iron-and-wood bridge that crosses the Chagres River.
Although Spanish is the official language of Panama, English is widely spoken.
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This unique resort features a magnificent setting at the intersection of the Chagres River and the Panama Canal.
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