Gamboa Rainforest Resort

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Adventure and relaxation await you in this enchanting and splendid hideaway. Take part in colorful sights, natural wildlife, and relaxing, spacious accommodations in a jungle paradise. Gamboa Rainforest Resort is nestled on the banks of the Chagres River, approximately 28 miles northwest of Tocumen International Airport.

Escape into the jungle as a couple or with the entire family without leaving the comforts of this full-service exotic resort. Gamboa Rainforest Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. Within the Soberania National Park Rainforest, the resort is far from the noise and bustle of the city, deep within an enchanting and sumptuous hideaway full of adventure and relaxation. Experience a jungle adventure on an aerial tram, a guided boat tour of Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal, or visit hidden islands where, should conditions be favorable, you will see families of capuchin, howler and white-face monkeys.

Choose from the European Plan or the All-Inclusive Plan with meals and domestic drinks included. For a family-style dinner, Los Lagartos is your best bet. Located over the river at the Marina, the restaurant offers the only view of the Chagres River Delta entering the Panama Canal. The resort's signature restaurant, Corotu, features a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and fantastic dinners featuring Oriental and Panamanian cuisine.

Relax in a large, comfortable hammock or patio furniture on your private balcony, or refresh at the pools, all while taking in a breathtaking view of the Chagres River and beautiful rainforest of Soberania National Park Rainforest. Elegant, tropical furnishings adorn the rooms, where the calming feel of the jungle stays with you even throughout the night.

Local Phone: 011-507-3145000
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Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Health Club / Spa
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge

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The Inclusive Plan does not come into effect until check in (3pm) and finishes at time of check out (11am). The Inclusive plan is not included in the rainforest activities.
Deluxe room includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with a hammock and breathtaking views of the Chagres River and the Rainforest. Room also includes a minibar, work desk, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
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Junior suite includes one bedroom with a king bed, a loft with twin beds, and a living area. Suite also features a beautiful spiral staircase, a spacious bathroom, and a private balcony with hammocks and stunning views of the Panama rainforest.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
There are 3 Restaurants at Gamboa Rainforest Resort:
Los Lagartos Restaurant - Family style restaurant located over the water of the river at the Marina. You can enjoy the only view of the Delta of the Chagres River where the river enters the Panama Canal. Open mid-December to April is open Monday to Monday and from May to mid De
Corotu - Main restaurant offering continental breakfast, lunch buffet and dinners such as Italian, Seafood, Mexican, Oriental & Panamanian buffet. Open from 6:30am to 10:30p m. Dress Code: Casual
Chagres River View Restaurant - A fine dining restaurant. The perfect place for a romantic dinner or private party. Chef will offer you only his goumet specialty with a large selection of the world's best wines. Reservations are required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Wildlife rescue center, Nature walk in the rainforest, night safari, kayaking in the Chagres River, Arial tram.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Too short stay
Wed Apr 10 11:20:11 EDT 2019
It's was a wonderfull place to recover, have a nice hollyday and love nature :)- After, PanamaCity, Boquete (wedding) and finaly Bocas del Toro it was completely different! Wonderfull Panama!!! I hope next time to have more time to take profite of thisbeautifull space and have the opportunity to make a tour in the forest.

Amazing surroundings but poor hotel
P1x1e, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wed Apr 03 18:51:55 EDT 2019
I agree with person who gave 1 star on 31/3. The empty apartment buildings along the drive in indicated what to expect of the accommodation. The location is superb and is clearly their only usp. The rooms are extremely dated & shabby with awful furniture & extremely noisy air con, which can’t have on at night to try to sleep through. Dinner wasn’t buffet and only had a choice of about 8 mains, none vegetarian. I had sea bass which when it eventually arrived the veg was cold. There were only about 7 occupied tables & 3 waiters but we still waited ages and had to ask for drinks & for dessert- which I left as didn’t taste fresh ( cheese cake ). Very disappointed. The who hotel seems like it is being run on low budget which clearly isn’t working. There doesn’t appear to be any specific management either so it is just going to ruin. Even at this time in season it should have many more guests. Such a shame as run efficiently with guests in mind it could be a gold mine with such amazing surrounding beauty. Would recommend visiting on a day trip but not as hotel stay.

Beautiful resort - some quirks
What, Toronto, Canada
Wed Apr 03 11:23:07 EDT 2019
Large resort-style property with very spacious grounds, excellent accommodation, grand public spaces and a lovely, large pool. Service is friendly, although sometimes slow, notably in the Monkey Bar. The food is buffet style for all meals and is okay, but by no means gourmet or to write home about. For breakfast, the orange juice is from concentrate or frozen. Oranges grow all around, so why not use them freshly squeezed? In hotels in the tropics I automatically deduct one star for this travesty. The free in room internet is reliable and excellent. There are silly quirks, though. In hotels one normally finds an information sheet or booklet telling you about restaurant hours, pool opening hours, internet, telephone, exercise room. Check in and out times, laundry etc. Here NO INFORMATION at all was provided. You just had to ask the front desk. Nothing was volunteered. We didn’t discover the exercise room until the last day. We had to ask the front desk about laundry. They said they would send a bag and a list, but they didn’t. The canal side restaurant (see separate review) was not open on Saturday. Nobody told us until we got there. I think the hotel is not very well managed, which is a shame for such a glorious facility. Another issue is that there is no toilet anywhere near the pool, which must create a health hazard. We had read bad reviews of bird guides provided by the hotel, but our guide for a four hour tour around the property was Jacobus, who was absolutely exceptionally good and knowledgeable. I would recommend this resort, but it needs some rough edges smoothed out and, in particular, it needs a much more classy restaurant. Four stars less one for the orange juice.

Tropical forest retreat
Panamajack2, Panama
Wed Apr 03 05:34:53 EDT 2019
Very good experience overall. The grounds have magnificent views. All areas were very clean. The buffet menú was varied. The assistant manager was very helpful and any complaints were listened to and solved.

Great place to begin our Panama adventure
ReWe18, Lewes, Delaware
Tue Apr 02 13:28:40 EDT 2019
We loved our room on the 7th floor with the hammock on the balcony watching the sun rise and the moon rise. The room was very comfortable and clean. On the included "safari ride" we saw a mother sloth with a baby, a caiman and many capybaras; we also heard the howler monkeys and saw many birds. After fishing on Lake Gatun, the resort cooked our peacock bass; it was delicious. Wonderful side trips included going to an Embera village and the Panama Canal. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Many of the staff do not speak English; when our "Spanglish" was not successful, Lorababel was exceptionally helpful several times. Stay here and immerse yourself in the Soberania National Park rain forest.

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