Panama Canal Zone

Panama Canal Zone


Update 2021: Many sites, parks, and places are open. However, please check the official websites and our visiting tips below.

When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

Dry season December until April, Semi-Dry Season June, July and August

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Where and Tips

Gamboa, Panama

The Panama Canal is a wonder of engineering but what not many people know that it is a fresh water canal. It needs a lot of fresh water to function because every time the locks are working the Panama Canal system looses fresh water. So, the Canal Zone is surrounded by rainforest to have a steady supply of fresh rainwater filling the canal system. So, a lot of the Canal Zone is surrounded with forest with a lot of typical Central American wildlife and birds. One of the places to visit is Gamboa where there is a canopy tour and a monkey island.