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Gatun overview

Gatun is special for its sports, and known for its marina and monuments. You'll enjoy Gatun's museums. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Gatun Locks. Make a point to see sights like Canal Expansion Observation Center and Gatún Dam. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Gatun is for you.

Where to stay in Gatun

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gatun has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gatun with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all 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 Gatun hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gatun

Fly in to Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.), 32 mi (51.5 km) from central Gatun. Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 38.6 mi (62.1 km) away.

What to see around Gatun

Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Galeta Island Marine Education Center
  • • Safarick's Zoo
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Canal Expansion Observation Center
  • • Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
Distinguished for its monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Gatun Locks
  • • Monument to Christopher Columbus
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Gatún Dam
  • • Colon Free Zone
  • • Colon 2000
  • • Fort San Lorenzo
  • • Centro El Tucán

When to visit Gatun

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 33°C day, 23°C night
  • April-June: 33°C day, 24°C night
  • July-September: 31°C day, 23°C night
  • October-December: 31°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 78 cm
  • April-June: 464 cm
  • July-September: 608 cm
  • October-December: 739 cm
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