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
  • Josephcu : Miami, Florida
For the lovers of the Nature

Good place for the nature's lover, nice pool, the only ridiculousness I found was that you have to pay 75 dollar to stay at the hotel for the day. include foot and some drinks. too much money fornothing. beautifull place and also you can enjoy one side of the panama canal.

  • Tkej :
Got to be one of the best experiences ever!

One of the best views ever from the balcony over the river with ever-changing wildlife and birds visiting us. Hammock on balcony, king sized bed with two singles in loft room, spacious, comfortable, clean, well-maintained, friendly and helpful staff on reception and in restaurant. Can't believe this is the same place others have criticised- wet floors (? You're in a rainforest!), expensive food (? You're in Panama), rude staff (?smile - it works wonders!). Higher floor rooms get the best panoramic view, lower ones will be closer to the animals passing by. Don't forget the resort organises free walks and night tours.

  • Patty H :
Disneyland in the jungle

If you are looking for an opportunity to experience the jungle but you don't have the time to travel too far from Panama City, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a good choice, however, do not spend more than one or two nights here. The resort looks beautiful but the main attraction here is the surroundings. Located just off the Panama Canal and in the jungle makes it a perfect spot for birdwatching, spotting wildlife and strolling along the canal while being surrounded by the rainforest. The resort itself, in my opinion, is a tad too much. Yes, the rooms are incredibly large and each balcony has a hammock from which you have a great view on the Chagres river, but the whole look and feel of the resort has a Disneyland sort of touch. It's out of place and way too impersonal to my taste. If you have a pile of dollars to spare you can choose to go on some of the excursions offered by the hotel. Have a boat trip to monkey island, go to an Indian village, spend a day on the canal or spend 40$ on a ride on the aerial tram up the hill. The excursions are very high-priced and keep in mind that you will be sharing the boat, tram, guide with at least a dozen of other people, mostly groups who travel with a tour operator or cruise ship. Not quite the solitary jungle experience independent travelers are looking for. If you want to arrange a boat trip on your own your best option is to go to the other side of the bride, left of the entrance of the area. There is a small "harbor" where local fishermen dock their little boats. If you speak a little Spanish you can arrange an individual trip to the canal, monkey island and some great fishing for about 3 hours at 75$ for 2 people. (The same activity booked at the resort will cost you double the money, per person, on a boat full of people)The staff at the resort is friendly and most of the staff speaks English. The hotel bar can be a little hectic though. It may take a while to be served even when it's not crowded. Don't let this put you off though, the cocktails are worth waiting for! Take a breath, enjoy the views and eventually take a sip of an excellent drink!Overall, I have enjoyed my stay, although 3 nights really was too long. Let's face it, there's not much to do other than the excursions and I felt trapped in Disneyland after the magic of the hotel wore off.

  • Bigskyuk : London, United Kingdom
Beautiful setting

This hotel is in a beautiful place. The staff where very friendly and attentive. The buffet was excellent with lots of variety. My only complaint is that the resort needs a facelift. The hotel is very worn and in need of a lot of maintenance and a fresh coat of paint everywhere.

  • r0sieval : Columbus, Ohio
Overall, a great experience.

The lobby is beautiful with huge picture windows view of the Chagres River.The food was excellent especially the desserts. The hammock on the balcony was beautiful and comfy but hardly used it because there were so many other things to do. The narrow spiral staircase to go up the loft was cute but difficult to go up and down and it was very hot and humid in the loft. A fan would have been nice in the loft.The hallway to the rooms were somewhat slippery. The staff were very nice and friendly and kudos to the one who served me frotted coffee with my desserts during supper. Also enjoyed the boat ride to the deep rainforest and witness the monkeys devour a banana that we tossed in the front of the boat.

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 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.