- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionIf 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.
Unfortunately, our stay at this resort was filled with unpleasant features. For a price of over $150 US a night for a pretty average room, you don't get what you pay for. When we arrived, we had a lot of luggage. Our room was a long way from the front desk, and the one small elevator in the establishment was broken. Nobody on the staff, including the bellboy, offered to help with our luggage. We were there for 3 days, and the elevator worked for about 5 minutes during that period. One night we went into the city to have dinner with friends, and when we returned about 10 pm, the security person at the gate to get into the property was rude and barely let us in, even though we all had room keys. We found out that our booking for some reason did not include the breakfast (we were told after we had eaten) and we were charged $17 per person for a very mediocre buffet that would have been included anywhere else. The people at the front desk did not seem at all interested in hearing about the problems at the establishment. All in all a very unpleasant stay. The Radisson-Summit is about half the price, is a few miles away, and much more pleasant.
If you enjoy an escape to a natural paradise, you will like the Gamboa Rainforest Resort!Our suite plus room was spacious, clean and well-equipped. We slept well and enjoyed the view from the balconies with the tropical birds chirping and flying about and the cute ground animals could be seen. We even had hammocks. The huge refreshing pool with swim-up bar was enjoyed every afternoon before the delicious buffet dinner. The attentive, friendly, efficient staff and knowledgeable tour guides made the experience stress-free and pleasant. But the best part of the resort were the nature tours---by boat, foot, safari truck, treetop tower and aerial tram. It is a place sure to delight families or older groups.
We stayed at the Gamboa resort for one night and I have to say it was wonderful! Hotel was beautiful, our loft was perfect for my family and the service we received was outstanding! At the restaurant Juan Pinto was great helping us with my mother who had to be in a wheelchair provided by the hotel. I am Panamanian living in the states and it was my first time with my husband and my son and we brought my mother so she could spend the night with us and we were totally impressed with the service we received from everyone. Next time we go visit my family we will definitely stay more time there!! Thanks for making our stay memorable!!
Hotel at a very beautiful location. Views from the bar on the Chagres river are great. Rooms are clean. Swimming pool is very good. Food and drinks are rather expensive (3,5 us dollar for a beer). There is a small shop in Gamboa town. Excursions (like boattrip on Panama canal + Gatun lake to monkey island) also rather expensive. Much cheaper to arrange it yourself at the public docks across the river.
My wife and I have been visiting Gamboa for the past 20 years... We try to stay here every time we visit Panama. The last couple visits we have opted to stay at one of the private villas. Definitely a good place for couples and I don't recommend this place for small kids. It just does not have facilities for little ones. We stayed two nights here and took the lake/island tour (highly recommended).What did help is the fact that we were able to get retiree discounts. Tip, if you are a member of AARP ask for the "jubilado" or retiree discount anytime you stay at a hotel in Panama. Typically you'll get a substantial discount regardless of your age. Just need to show your AARP card!
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
- 150 rooms in one 5-storey building and ten 3-storey buildings
- 1 a la carte restaurant (International)
- Room service (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Gift shop (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- Ecological, rainforest and fishing tours (fee)
- Located in the main building
- 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
- 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¬†
For the Kids - Children's pool
Resort Location Map
Gamboa Rainforest ResortPanama,Panama
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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