Gamboa Rainforest Resort

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Our Opinion
If you are looking for adventure and wildlife rather than just a beachfront all inclusive vacation, this is a good choice. Located very close to the Panama Canal, there are a number of tours offered at the resort highlight the locate flora, fauna and wildlife. Package this resort together with the Royal Decameron to make a complete Panama vacation experience.

Nestled among the vast Soberania National Park Rainforest, on the banks of the Chagres River and Panama Canal, is the stunningly beautiful luxury hotel and resort, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Boasting superior facilities and surrounded by lush tropical flora, this beautiful property provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday!

Location: Close to the Panama Canal. Approximately 5 minutes from the town of Gamboa and 60 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • sandikelly93 : Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful Location in the Rain forest

This is an amazing place in the rainforest. You can pay to go out on tours to see the wildlife. Bring lots of water and snacks as everything is expensive. They close the pool at six so bringyour own activities. Except for expensive buffet meals there is little to eat. You will have a small refrigerator but no microwave to heat things up. Most of the tv channels are in Spanish. During the day the pool is wonderful and you can hike down by the lake on your own. There are no stores, restaurants or gas in Gamboa so bring everything you need.

  • PanamaJohn2020 : Stafford, Virginia
Earthy Adventures

Vice nice hotel and resort in the rainforest. Everything you need or want to do is within walking distance: Aerial tram, wildlife resue pavilion, sloths resue, orchard farm, boat rides and more. Hotel is nice with great views, numerous pools, several bars and a couple of restaurants. Breakfast comes with the rooms. The hotel is old but well keep considering it is in a rainforest. Very tropical. If you are looking for 5-star comfort, this isn't the place but if you are looking for a nice getaway in a unique location, this is a must stay. Bring some walking shoes, bug spray and get out and enjoy this wonderful area.

  • Mik1964 : Riga, Latvia
Expensive and deteriorated hotel

We have been there for a day tours, which turn at the end expensive and not really enjoyable. The hotel is in very bad conditions and need very big Manteinance . The tours looks like an assembly line tours, made to maximize profits and not caring of tourists needs. The tour of animal rescue center ( 20 dollars each) it is worth only for the sloths, the rest is nothing. Two poors wild cats in a cage, one bird, some plastic animals. Butterfly not so much, frogs not many, and really pushy boy guide, he was bothering us all the time and pushing us away from animals like sloths in order to go buy souvenirs. I just wanted to beat him on his head. Very unpleasant person! By the way I am not sure the sloths are rescued, I think they are taken from the forest for the show! Profits first!

  • Jeffrey D : Starkville, Mississippi
Great for 2-3 day stay

This resort opened in 2000 and afterwards the land around it was declared a national park. It’s a spectacular location on the Chagres River, and the park designation ensures that wildlife will remain an abundant attraction in the area. The flip side is that the location is a bit remote from the city, which impacts the quality of service staff and maintenance personnel. This contributes greatly to the complaints noted in some reviews. Also, the resort is pretty much the only game going in the area, so while you are there, you are limited to onsite concessions. We opted to the “Rainforest Tour” ($175 per person) and considered it money well spent. We visited a local indigenous tribe to learn a bit about their culture, took the tram through the forest canopy to a hilltop viewing platform overlooking the Canal, visited the animal conservation and rescue center, and took a boat trip onto the lake to view wildlife. We would have liked to explore more by foot on our own, but I stand the reluctance of hotel staff to encourage this due to safety concerns. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and the cleaning staff were meticulous in their daily rounds. However, our AC refused to work for the three nights we were there, and maintenance staff seemed to lose every request for help we sent their way. I would stay here again, but think it goes best in bite-sized doses of 2-3 days at a time. Next time I plan to try the fishing for tucumare (peacock bass).

  • weth1018 : Wesley Chapel, Florida

One of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. Some of the worst service you’ll ever experience. Managed poorly. Ownership needs to step up. Some folks did triple shifts. Employees with either super slow or just flat rude.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 1 a la carte dinner/3-night stay and 3 la carte dinners/7-night stay
  • Unlimited local and selected international drinks (house wine included)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Ping-pong
  • 150 rooms in one 5-storey building and ten 3-storey buildings
  • 1 a la carte restaurant (International)
  • Pool
  • Whirlpools
  • Bars
  • Disco
  • Room service (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Gift shop (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Ecological, rainforest and fishing tours (fee)
Hotel Room Garden View includes:
  • Located in the main building
  • 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathroom
  • Iron
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
Historic Villa Apartment includes:
  • Located a few minutes from the main building
  • Same amenities as above
  • 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
  • Separate bedroom with queen size bed
  • Kitchenette with living area
  • Full bathroom 
  • Mini-Fridge
Kids Deal - Two children under 13 stay and eat free.

For the Kids - Children's pool
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Goethals Blvd. Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338 Panama

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.