Barro Colorado

Visiting Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Launch leaves the Gamboa pier for Barro Colorado at 7:15 a.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: Launch leaves the Gamboa pier for Barro Colorado at 8:00 a.m.

It is extremely important to be on time, as STRI boats must depart on time. If you miss the boat, you miss your visit. Ask for directions to Gamboa and for the bus timetable. If there are any changes to this schedule, the Visitors Office will notify you.

Insect

One of the island's many inhabitants

Visitors need to wait for their STRI guide at the dock or waiting room before boarding the boat. There are no public visits to Barro Colorado on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as on certain holidays (December 8th and 24th).

National Holidays 2017

January

1

New Year's Day

January

9

Martyr's day

February

24

Carnival

February

25

Carnival

February

26

Carnival

February

27

Carnival

February

28

Carnival Tuesday

March

1

Ash Wednesday

April

13

Last Supper Thursday / Maundy Thursday

April

14

Good Friday

April

15

Holy Saturday /  Easter Eve

April

16

Resurrection Sunday / Easter

May

1

Labor Day

August

15

Foundation of Old Panama

November

3

Panama-Colombia Separation

November

4

Panamanian Flag Day

November

5

Colon's Day

November

10

First Shout for Independence Day

November

28

Panama's Independence Day

December

8

Mother's Day

December

24

Christmas Eve

December

25

Christmas

December

31

New Year's Eve

Dates written in Red: We will be closed for visits.

Dates written in Black: Subject to our guides' availability.

Some National Holidays may be moved to a different date by presidential decree, in which case visits will not be programmed for the day decreed as National Holiday.

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