- 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.
As its name suggests, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort is situated in a rainforest area surrounded by nice grounds and hosting a range of interesting flora and fauna. Its location also provides challenges in maintenance but despite some minor problems it is a comfortable and friendly place to stay. There are many opportunities to see and find out about sloths and take night tours (all free).The buffet breakfast is modest in range but adequate and enjoyable with a chef providing egg and waffle offerings. The room's dehumidifier and air conditioner ensures a comfortable environment and a restful sleep. The free internet was appreciated with a strong and reliable connection. The grounds feature an expansive swimming pool.
We stayed three nights with our 21 year old daughter. Loved the view and hammock on the porch. Breakfast had a good variety with hot dishes and made to order eggs and waffles. Took the night tour and nature walk that came with the room and saw a few animals. Booked a kayak tour on the canal for three hours which was spectacular. Saw monkeys, toucan, lots of birds. Restaurants limited to what you can find at the resort but food was good. Would get tired of it if we were there longer- we had stopped in Panama City grocery and brought food with us to eat in the room. Had a rental car so could get to Pipeline Rd and Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Without a car you may be trapped by only the trips the resort offers.
We stayed at this Gamboa resort on March 5th and 6th as part of a 7nt tour of Panama with Apple Vacations/Gamboa Tours. This has the makings of a wonderful resort, but seems to be struggling with maintenance and food service. The extended water feature in the impressive atrium appeared to have been inoperable for some time. The stagnant water was a little stinky. Every employee we met was warm, friendly, and competent. This tour stop was a base for some Gamboa excursions, and we included some activities offered by the resort. The aerial tram ride through the canopy and the observation tower at the top were well worth the cost to us. The motorboat ride through the river into the canal area and around some islands was interesting. The tour to the Embera community was excellent, but was a long drive from the resort on poo, litter-strewn roads. The included evening safari ride around the resort to see night wildlife was successful. We saw three sloths, a capybara, a big turtle, and a couple of crocodiles. All-inclusive here doesn't mean ALL-inclusive; it means MOSTLY inclusive. If you miss a meal at the buffet you will need to buy a sandwich at the bar. The buffet was okay, and the Sunday buffet lunch, served only at the Marina, was running close to empty on many offerings.Our room was large, clean, and comfortable with a view of the Chagres River. You will want to try for a 3rd or 4th floor room for the better views. The safe in our room was inconveniently located on the floor of our closet.
We were part of a tour.The hotel and the setting are beautiful. We had a room overlooking the swimming pool and the river; room was large, very comfortable and had a large balcony with a hammock and a couple of chairs. The buffet was very good with great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and many delicious dishes. Service was good. There are nice walks and trails coming from the hotel; lots of birds. Within the grounds there is an orchid nursery, a wildlife rescue center and other amenities.We went on a night excursion on a van (free), saw caymans, capybaras, lots of white egrets and other creatures. I am looking forward to bring my whole family soon.
Luxurious but with respect for nature. It gave us a Jurassic World feeling (go see the movie)! Great tours, tourguides are passionate, beautiful pool, garden, facilities are great. You absolutely get what you pay for.
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 à 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.
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