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.
Overview

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
  • KT-7 : San Jose CA
Great place- terrible food

The rooms were lovely, with a tropical feel. For the most part the employees were warm. The food was not so great- the buffet felt recycled from the night before. Before I could tip the maid for her work during the week- 'someone' took my sunglasses and denim jacket. The jacket was my grandfather's he wore in the fields- so there was no replacing that. The management of course had no idea as to how that happened and made no strides to help or compensate. Also stay away from the pool and water at dusk- it's feeding time. Cocodrillos ( crocs) patrol the area. Don't bother kayaking- it's too dangerous.

  • Susan S : Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Great weekend

We reserved two rooms at the resort and opted for the all inclusive plan which included dinner, breakfast and open bar and 4 tours.We were welcomed by Patricio H at the front desk and he was very helpful . We arrived very early as we wanted to do the Changres river tour. Patricio checked our bags and let us know when our room was ready early. We had a great dinner and it was a good buffet with options of fish, chicken, beef, stir fry and pasta station. The manager Juan Jose Pinto could not have been more encouraging to try typical Panamenian dishes and especially the desserts. His English translations were very helpful as was his concern for diet restrictions. We were impressed. Many options for breakfast as well with omelette station, waffles, fresh pastries and much more .We enjoyed the pool and the drinks at the swim up bar. We played volleyball, basketball and swam in the waterfall. The rooms were large with nice white linens and very clean. Great view from the balcony and enjoyed the hammock while watching hundreds of birds around the river.The trails are great. The boat tour on Lake Gatun was fantastic and we saw lots of monkeys, baby crocodile, and lizards . Amazing to be on lake beside huge cargo barges as they pass through the Panama Canal. Also enjoyed the night nature ride where we saw sloths, a caiman and capybara. They have a very nice orchid nursery, butterfly and frog exhibit. Hard to believe this resort was less than 30 min from Panama City. Would definitely return.

  • berkana77 : Somerville, Massachusetts
Lodging in the rainforest

My parents and I stayed here for three nights as part of a one week vacation together. The staff was attentive and friendly. My parents don't speak Spanish and we were able to ask for everything we needed. The one exception was when I had to converse with the handyman in Spanish about a bad outlet and lack of a safe in both rooms. However, given the talented staff, I'm sure we would have figured it out. We came in the off season. There were two options for dining--a restaurant with a buffet and a bar with drinks and pub fare. Both are fine. We especially enjoyed the all day free champagne brunch in Sunday! On Friday and Sunday night, it was very quiet, but natives and tourists came in from the city on Saturday to enjoy the swim up bar (great $7 drinks). We saw several birthdays being celebrated. The resort was built in 1999 though there are a few parts on the outside that were run down. The hotel offered great tours of the Soberanía rain forest and many other active cities, like hiking and kayaking. I especially enjoyed my private balcony and hammock afterwards!This is certainly not the most luxurious hotel I have stayed in, but the fact that you can hear the cicadas, birds, and sometimes a howler monkey--or just watch the rain--straight from the resort--is really what makes it special. It has a beautiful view of the mountains and Chagres River.

  • DanInVA : Arlington, VA
Good stay, hotel will be better soon

We stayed 3 nights in June with our kids. Hotel was recently bought by new management and certain wings are under renovation. Current state is 3 stars but will be 4 soon. Food was superb and pool was excellent. Rooms are being remodeled, so try to get a remodeled one if available. Excursions are nice for children. I recommend the aerial tram and panama canal boat. Be ware the traffic from Panama City to the hotel at rush hour

  • James H : Arlington, Texas, United States
3 night Gamboa Stay

Spent 3 nights at the Gamboa Resort during our recent 10 day Panama vacation. The staff at the resort is excellent, especially Juan and Yohana. The food was very good and the room was spacious including the bathroom. The resort is in good condition but the furniture in the room was old and held together with exposed screw, basically the dresser. There were several old inserts in the bathroom that should have been removed and filled. Overall the resort is nice just a little more attention to detail is needed.

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
    Panama,Panama

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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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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