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
  • Emma D : Louth, United Kingdom
Great location. Eating options very limited

Booked 6 months ahead, when we arrived for our 5 night stay our allocated room had a communication door with the adjoining room. Not good. Also no fridge in the room. As we had previous experience of the limited dining opportunities we had come prepared with bags of sacks which needed a cool place... front desk tried to explain due to "high occupancy" they could not reallocate a room there and then. However, insistence on our part finally managed to secure us an alternative room which was more than acceptable, and for which we are very grateful. First class surroundings and great walks. We had breakfast included so were able to enjoy a reasonable start to the day BUT lunch facilities are limited to yet more buffet food on weekends at Los Lagartos/Don caiman restaurant @ US 26 per head, or snacks around the pool or Monkey Bar. Evening dining is again, buffet food or snacks at the bar. Serbice is very hit and miss, you can get served in 2 minutes at the bar, other times you could die of thirst !

  • Carolyn P : Singer Island, Florida
Great resort, food not so good

Stayed here 4 days. The resort is lovely and they have the most magnificent pool that is huge and goes on forever which is wonderful after a hot morning in the jungle. the rooms are lovely but don’t expect anything extra like a pad of paper or pen. The hammock on the balcony is worth the trip. Great view from the balcony. Great free night jungle exploration trip with a great guide. The breakfast is great and a great omelet maker. You are pretty much stuck at the resort so you have to eat there. We ate in the bar 4 nights and I just sat they need to hire a new chef. It took over an hour to get 4 cold sandwiches one night. They were out of fish and all but one kind of white wine the whole time we were there. The hamburger was great so stick with that! Even with the bad food the location, pool, and hammock are worth the trip out there! Would go back!

  • mellaneew : Gainesville, FL
Great resort in the Rainforest

We stayed at the Gamboa the beginning of October. It's a beautiful resort and in October is very quiet! The pool is great and the room was nice. Because of the time of year some of the tours were unavailable (due to lack of people). My only complaint is that the food is very expensive and in the down season there is noting to eat without traveling into Panama City. We loved our time at the resort and I would stay again. The bridge to the resort is a a one of a kind adventure.

  • Ricardo J : Panama
Not worth it guys

I went from the city to have dinner at around 7pm. Im not picky, but dinner wasn't that great for the price, neither was the staff. No good internet reception. The band was great yet we had to wait 3 hours to get transportation to the city. Uber doesnt get there and regular taxis codt more than what a trip to the airport would cost. On top of that, the hotel's taxi service was 40 dollars , which is literally unheard off when you know the costs of transportation in panama. Overall , dont let yourself be fooled by the paradise surrounding the hotel, it is bait, the hotel itself is not worth it. And take my not picky at all. You can do a day trip to the area without staying in the hotel, which i highly recommended you do. Anyways, hope you consider other options because Panama is beatiful and you dont want to leave woth a bitter experience. PSThe guy from the entry which is a good 300 m from the hotel , wouldn't let the cab we finally got to pick us up inside the premises. We had to walk pitch black those 300m to the gate. Baffles me still....

  • Glenna424 : Cudahy, Wisconsin

We ended up here because of a vacation package, and I am so glad we did! The resort and grounds are beautiful, the staff extremely helpful and accommodating, and the food is abundant and fabulous. The pool area is very large and also beautiful. We took advantage of the night safari and the Gatun experience boat ride. On both we saw 3 types of monkeys, sloth, toucan, crocodile, tarantula, iguana and more as well as receiving good information and attention. We had a great couple of days at this resort!

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.