Gamboa is a small town in the Republic of Panama. It was one of a handful of permanent former Panama Canal Zone townships, built to house employees of the Panama Canal and their dependents.
Gamboa is located on a sharp bend of the Chagres River at the point which feeds Lake Gatun. Just south of Gamboa, Lake Gatun and the Chagres meet the Gaillard Cut also known as Culebra Cut, where the Canal cuts through the Continental Divide.
The town of Gamboa is still inhabited, but as a shadow of its former self, maintained, but without the vibrancy and civic spirit it once enjoyed. Many of its houses are not inhabited and several public buildings are underutilized. It remains the primary headquarters of the Dredging Division of the Panama Canal Authority (formerly PCC).
The Gamboa Rainforest Resort, a 5-star hotel offering access to the nearby forest, is the town’s main attraction today, attracting tourists from all around the world. Among it many attractions is a gorgeous complex of swimming pools of different shapes, water depths, and sizes. In the midst of lush tropical vegetation is closely resembles the biblical Garden of Eden of Adam and Eve. Being here is like reaching a tropical paradise.
Below are several pictures of this stunning recreational spot in the midst of a tropical rainforest. Take a look and feel the warmth of this wonderful country called Panama, Puente del Mundo, Corazón del Universo (Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe). Here we go.
This is the end of the road. The series covering the historic town of Gamboa is finished. It was an unforgettable experience. The scenery was spectacular, the food was great, and the fall at the Gamboa Bridge was painful. Ouch! It’s time to move on to other topics and other scenarios in this beautiful country of Panama bathed by the two greatest oceans on earth. Good Day.