This is a huge lake with very little habitation on its shores. A few buildings, a hint of a road, and endless jungle.
About Gatun Lake
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We took a boat tour leaving from Gamboa resort and it was very nice to see the extremely rich fauna of this area. We saw 3 kinds of monkeys and the small Tamarin monkeys were really interesting and beautiful to admire. We saw also turtles,...More
This is the artificial lake that was built 25 M above sea level to link the locks at both end of the canal. You get a good view of the lake from the Visitor center
try to discover this natural landscape by boat; you may find some nice little monkeys, exhotic birds and... cocodriles!!!
We took a lake tour on a rented boat and really enjoyed our day. You can't get in the lake anymore due to crocodiles, but we were able to see a lot of wildlife (3 kinds of monkeys, a great variety of birds, several crocodiles,...More
rain forest for sure. Beautiful sights and back waters along the canal. One second you are in the canal beside a massive ocean ship and the next looking at monkeys in the trees as you boat down a side stream. Worth the adventure.
Gatun lake is a key to the successful idea of passage in between of two great oceans. Plenty of fresh water, used by passing vessels to fresh out water tanks.
Lake Gatun is immersed in Panamanian history, beautiful to look at the sunsets, peaceful to canoe, great fishing, abundant fishing especially for delicious Peacock Bass
If planning on seeing the Gatun Lake and some of the ecological items such as wildlife, this tour is a must. It's awesome to see how this lake was created. You won't see any locks but, that's a different tour all in together. We rented...More
Best seen by kayak, this man-made lake feels like anything but. Iguanas, toucans, and 3 species of monkey seen, as well as many other bird species. A nature lovers' paradise!