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.
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort
This lush Resort , located ion the Gatun Lake, part of the Panama Canal is amazing. You can book tours for birdwatching, cayak rides, monkey watching and enyoy tropical flavors. It is also a hotel, with great rooms and good food. Family friendly, and good service. Enjoy this tropical paradise.
Something for Everyone
The Gamboa Reserve is well situated for birders, fishers and wildlife enthusiasts. The setting along the Rio Chagres is truly awesome. Gamboa is somewhat isolated from many other activities in Panama City and the Atlantic side, so finding affordable transport can be an issue if you are day tripping to those areas. The hotel is a good choice for groups or families where some members are less enthusiastic about the wildlife, but appreciate the beautiful setting, amazing pool and live music on the weekend.
Excellent base for seeing Soberania NP and rainforest close to Panama City
We went to Gamboa Rainforest Resort to take advantage of its wonderful location and rainforest trails and facilities including the Arerial tram and paying a visit to a nearby Embera community. We were not dissapointed the location wildlife and the local Embera village are excellent safe and easy to visit. We saw and heard monkeys, tucans and other wildlife. we enjoyed wonderful views from the hotel and the observation tower at the top of the hill where the aerial train ends. While all activities and the park staff is very professional the hotel is somewhat dated and it would benefit from an upgrade and renovation. At the same time the layout of the rooms reception pool area and restaurants is perfect. in summary we recommend the hotel as a base for rainforest local community and Panama Canal visits for max 1-2 nights however it is not a good place for a luxury holiday. The food options are also very limited and the food quality is low. The staff and level of service is very good.
Loved the safari and relaxing feel of this resort.
The nighttime safari was great! We liked the relaxing feeling at this resort and we easily took an uber to the old city, which is our favorite part of Panama. The staff were helpful and the rooms were clean. We appreciate the help of Nedelka/Sandra! Many thanks for making this a great trip!
So close to the Panama City, yet in the middle of rainforest and surrounded with wildlife. Perfect place to combine relaxing time and exploration of jungle. The tours provided are excellent for animal/bird spotting along the hike/walk trails and/or at the lake/river