Driving to Gamboa
from the Tocumen International Airport
Updated Jul 01 2018
Departing from the airport reset your trip odometer to cero once you leave the airport premises
once you are on the Via Domingo Diaz highway follow the PANAMA CENTRO sign.
This main road will lead you to Panama City. The construction of the overhead way for the
Metro Subway System is on its way on this highway. Please drive carefully Using a GPS, GOOGLE MAPS
or WAZE applications in you mobile phone also will help your driving to Gamboa
Do not use the Corredor Sur Tollway ( Expressway ) exiting the Tocumen Airport
otherwise you will be driving for another 40 minutes!
At the 17 Km mark you will be driving on the Tumba Muerto Highway by or near the KIA auto dealer and
following a huge department store call DISCOVERY CENTER and you will note there is an overpass road right in
front of you, keep your right hand side which will lead you to a right turn exit that reads CENTENARIO / PATACON.
Once in Centenario highway within the next kilometer you will drive by the Centenial Shopping Mall with Rey huge sign
which is a REY supermarket and ARROCHA sign with is a big drugstore chain and thereafter at your right hand side a PUMA
gas station always stay straight ahead heading to the Centenario highway also called Autopista Panama / Arraijan.
Avoid access to the Corredor Norte Tollway ( Expressway ) at this point !
Centenario Highway ( Non Tollway) is currently undergoing mayor maintenance for the next few months
Please be alert for detours
After passing an uphill and downhill winding road you will find the Rod Carrew Baseball Stadium at your right hand
and your will be heading west for 9.6 Km / aproximately 10 minutes drive under normal traffic conditions at 90/100Km
until you reach the Gamboa / Paraiso exit to your right just before the Centenary Bridge At this exit you will also see a
sign that reads a SUMMIT.
Please note that the Gamboa / Paraiso road sign was removed by an accident and currently reads ARRAIJAN Here, just
before the Centennial Bridge over the Panama Canal you need to keep right and take the exit . If you miss
this exit there is a return ( retorno ) at your right hand just as you drive off the Centennial Bridge over the Panama Canam as you
drive back off the bridge again lock out for the Gamboa sign at your right side and take the exit.
Follow the Gamboa sign by driving on the right side of the exit and after passing a police check point you will need to
drive 2.4 Km aproximately 3 minutes until you find a small overhead railway tunnel following a left hand turn which
will lead you to Gamboa driving 9.3 Km aprox 8 minutes. Once you reach the Gamboa bridge you must wait for your
green traffic light as this is a single lane bridge. Please honor the proper traffic rules and do not attempt to run the red
light at any time. Once you have reached the other side of the bridge use the Gamboa Town Map that you can print and will
lead you to reach us.
If your having difficulties stop a Police car for assistance and they will lead you to Gamboa.
DriDriving from Panama City / Albrook Area
You will need to reach the Omar Torrijos Highway and the Gelabert International Airport ( old Albrook Airport)
from this local airport you will need to drive north on the Omar Torrijos Highway aprox 15 Km until you reach the Panama Canal Pedro
Miguel Locks and the town of Paraiso from this point stay straight ahead Follow the Gamboa sign after passing a police check point you
will need to drive 2.4 Km aprox 3 minutes until you find a small overhead tunnel and a left hand turn which will leads you to Gamboa
After driving 9.3 Km aprox 8 to 10 minutes.
Once you reach the Gamboa bridge you must wait for your green traffic light as this is a single lane bridge.
Please honor the proper traffic rules and do not attempt to run the red light at any time.
once you have reached the other side of the bridge use the Gamboa Town Map which your will find
bellow to reach us.
The new Gamboa Bridge is currently in construction and it should be ready for driving at the end of Jul 2018
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