Gamboa is one of the more secluded and private areas of the reverted areas and former canal zone. It is located about 10-15 minutes past Clayton on the Gatun Lake, which was at one point the largest man-made lake in the world, and vital to the existence of the Panama Canal.
Gamboa pertains to the province of Colon, though it is only about 20-30 minutes drive time from Panama City. It is known for its lush jungles and teeming wildlife and is also home to the beautiful Gamboa Rainforest Resort. There are also several world class bird watching sites in Gamboa including the Pipeline Trail.
Also just a few minutes from Gamboa one can find the Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo where it is possible to see a pair of harpy eagles, the largest predatory bird on earth as well as wild cats, a large variety of monkeys, and even the very rare Giant Tapirs.
From many points in Gamboa including the private and public boat ramps, it is possible to access the Gatun Lake which makes up the central stretch of the Panama Canal, and is an ideal place for bass fishing.