Hotel Overview

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.

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 200


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Due to Tobbacco Control Law Number 30 of the Republic of Panama, Bern Hotel & Resorts are now smoke free at every room and enclosed area of the resort.
Advisory *Important Information* Panama imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Alcohol is restricted Thursday, midnight at 12:00 am to Saturday midnight at 12:00 am. -Music is banned in Discos and public places. (AI resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol and play music within the resort)
Current Renovations: Description: Due to Tobbacco Control Law Number 30 of the Republic of Panama, Bern Hotel & Resorts are now smoke free at every room and enclosed area of the resort.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2126 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    May 26, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    May 21, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    May 15, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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!

    May 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great experience

    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

    Apr 27, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819