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Rio Gatun overview

Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Gatun Locks. Make sure that you stop by Safarick's Zoo and Galeta Island Marine Education Center while you're here. Whatever you're into, Rio Gatun has something for you.

Where to stay in Rio Gatun

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Rio Gatun has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Rio Gatun with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Rio Gatun hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Rio Gatun hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Rio Gatun

Fly in to Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.), 26.5 mi (42.7 km) from central Rio Gatun. Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 28.5 mi (45.9 km) away.

What to see around Rio Gatun

Here are some top sights to see:
  • • Safarick's Zoo
  • • Galeta Island Marine Education Center
  • • Colon Free Zone
  • • Colon 2000
  • • Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

When to visit Rio Gatun

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 33°C day, 22°C night
  • April-June: 33°C day, 23°C night
  • July-September: 31°C day, 23°C night
  • October-December: 32°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 6 cm
  • April-June: 13 cm
  • July-September: 19 cm
  • October-December: 27 cm