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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
  • SybrenWiersma : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Great view

We spent two nights in this large resort, which we nicknamed Jurassic Park Resort, because of its sheer size and its location on the edge of a rainforest and a river. As requested, we were given a spacious room with 2 queen sized beds on the 7th (top) floor of the tallest building and the view over the river Chagres was superb. The balcony had a comfortable hammock and plenty of room left for a table and two chairs - great for a room service breakfast. In fact one breakfast was enough for 2 if you want to economise. Service was friendly and swift. We were given 2 complimentary tours: an enjoyable morning walk and an evening safari tour, with knowledgable guides. There were a lot more tours to enjoy. One of the best things about the rainforest is the constant sounds of bird, crickets and other animals. Unfortunately the tall building has a large and quite noisy central aircon unit at its far end, which rather spoilt our first night. We asked and were given another room further away from the noise and that made us fully enjoy the second night. I'd suggest the management put a little effort into insulating the aircon building and the Gamboa Rainforest Resort will get to its 5 star potential.

  • Madaboutafrica : Cardiff, United Kingdom
Three Nights in Gamboa

We had an enjoyable three nights despite the fact that we feel that the resort has a few shortcomings .Please note ;1. The check in procedure is far from satisfactory 2 The food in the restaurant in glorified canteen grub3 The Gamboa does not really cater for a proper wildlife experience it is too sanitised too prescription I.e boat rides only an hour long in which a good half an hour is taken by getting to preferred destination. Night drives too short some 30 minutes ! 4. We had an excellent guide for the pipeline walk but the free morning walk was guided by a totally unenthusiastic member of staff5 The canoe trip was unsafe as there was a storm and the guide insisted that it was ok to carry on We mamimised our wildlife opportunities but the hotel staff do not interact in a way that would benefit wildlife watchers e.g there could be a staff member who could advise on birding generally and asks around the grounds could be more accessible

  • rbcopwriter : Lexington, Kentucky
Surprised at security safe not being secured

Clean room, food average , good location. We didn't utilize our room's security safe. It was not secured or attached, just sitting on a shelf. Anyone could pick it up and remove it from our room. Comfortable bed, agree with those saying it could be so much more.

  • ryanB425 :
Group Lunch at the buffet

We brought a large group here for the buffet lunch after the Gamboa Boat Tour. The food and service was great. The price for the buffet is high, but if you're hungry you can get your money's worth....

  • mikemurray2009 : Toronto, Canada
So close to being so much more, but still a great place to go and stay

not quite a four star and could be so much more with a little effort. Great location and friendly staff make up for any shortcomings. Time for some renovations and upgrades, but well maintained and clean so nothing to complain about. Lots to see and do and the staff make every effort here which is something that is important. Massage is wonderful and worth every penny! Great place to relax and unwind. Excellent wifi here!

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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 ŗ 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.