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Rio Gatun Vacation

Rio Gatun overview

Whatever your interests are, Rio Gatun has something for you. Rio Gatun might not have many attractions within the city, but you won't need to venture far to find places to visit like Safarick's Zoo.

Where to stay in Rio Gatun

A city welcoming to all, Rio Gatun has a variety of hotels and other lodging options. You can shop as many as 63 deals for Rio Gatun accommodations on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 40%. Our room prices start at 32 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Rio Gatun as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 7 4-star hotels from 75 USD per night
  • • 22 3-star hotels from 40 USD per night

How to get to Rio Gatun

Fly into 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.

When to visit Rio Gatun

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 91°F day, 72°F night
  • • April-June: 91°F day, 74°F night
  • • July-September: 88°F day, 74°F night
  • • October-December: 89°F day, 73°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.24 inches
  • • April-June: 0.51 inches
  • • July-September: 0.75 inches
  • • October-December: 1.06 inches