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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.
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
  • RPDiario : San Diego, California
Good time one of a kind setting

The hotel itself could use some tlc, still nice though. Food is good but the scenery is truly amazing. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Butterfly and orchid greenhouses were worth the time and $, recommended. Went on a half day fishing expedition in the Panama Canal. We caught 20-30 Peacock bass and kept 3 for eating. The boat guide filleted them at the dock and the hotel did a great job cooking and plating them. Saw Panamax ships and white faced monkeys...gorgeous landscape. Went swimming in quiet lagoon water temp perfect to counteract warm air temps. Weather was sunshine, hard rain and sunshine...be prepared for it all.

  • ilmagnific0 : crambury, nj
Rain Forest Retreat

This was my favorite stay in Panama. An old US officers lodge, the hotel sits on Lake Gatun in the rain forest with large windows and open balconys. Wild animals abound--monkeys, birds, etc. The food was surprisingly good. The only problem is the general deterioration on the physical plant: bathrooms can be moldy, dehumidifiers overflow, etc. Also, the support staff is sparse. I called the front desk in the evening for a wake-up call and could not raise a response.With a careful renovation, this could be an outstanding hotel.

  • MO2cats : Fairview, Tennessee
Lovely location

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour. It is a large resort with a lovely pool area and atrium area. The rooms are large with balconies. It is a little older but still very nice. Food in the restaurant was buffet and very good.

  • Tblank2014 : Granada, Nicaragua
Excellent location, neglected property

The resort is set in a gorgeous location. We were glad we came just to experience Gamboa with its abundant natural beauty and interesting history. The resort itself needs some serious TLC. Basic maintenance issues which could be easily remedied seem to be ignored (peeling paint, broken chair in the room, mold in the shower, burnt out bulbs that were never replaced, broken coffee maker). Common areas are dirty and neglected (hallways never swept, dirty windows and window sills, dusty tables in the lobby, poorly cleaned lobby restrooms). The food is limited, very expensive, and of poor quality (there is no excuse for serving canned fruit in Panama!). The service is apathetic and basic. I feel bad for the staff - it seems that they were often dealing with complaints, which we observed in the restaurant, bar, front desk, and tour desk, all at different times. This property has so much potential. The setting is definitely a draw for nature-lovers and history buffs. The resort itself would be so charming with some basic care and maintenance. I'm confident that the service would be much better if staff weren't constantly fielding complaints. In general, we loved Gamboa and we don't regret our trip. But we would definitely offer a warning to friends or family thinking of visiting. The entire experience - room, food, and activities - were very overpriced.

  • Carole-688 : Lafayette, California
Wonderful place for nature

Great place for nature and relaxing. Be careful for misquote though. It's location makes very convenient to explore the Gatun Lake and Bamboa Rain Forest. The service was very good. The resort was a bit outdated and needed continuously updating.

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.

Resort Location Map


  • 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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