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Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Resort

Scheduled for completion in mid 2000, the 340 acre Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Resort is located on the banks of the Chagres River, near its intersection with the Panama Canal in the Republic of Panama. Close by is the scenic town of Gamboa and the Soberania National Park

This part of the Panama Canal has been protected for several decades and has large tracts of old-growth tropical rainforest with animal populations intact. Less than an hour away from Panama city, the area contains one of the hemisphere's most important biological reserves.

The five-star,100 room hotel, gardens and marina complex will offer visitors a new experience in ecotourism, with an integrated educational and research programme focused on geology, pre-history, history, regional cultures, ecology and conservation. The aim is to help guests understand the history and cultural diversity of the region and the complexity of rainforest ecosystem dynamics. Field trips will enable them to experience it firsthand.

The resort will sponsor a regular lecture series by prominent local and international experts and will promote scientific research in the area.

Local attractions for visitors include:

Gamboa - some goals and achievements:

Gamboa is a founding member of the heritage tourism initiative for tourism, conservation and re-search (TCR), supported by the Panamanian Government.

Among its aims are:

For Further Information contact
Tel: +507 214 1690/12
www.gamboaresort.com [1]