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 Tobacco 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 2209 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderfull located hotel

    We stayed in Gamboa for several days during our vacation in Panama in July. The staff was really amazing, doing their best to make our stay as pleasant as possible – with succes. The hotel has everything we needed but the service was a bit slow when ordering in the Monkey Bar and the pool Bar. Due to low season only one restaurant was open, but it had buffet with various selection and a’ la carte as well. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant and the staff was amazing people. The rooms we had was great with a hammock at the balcony, - very nice after a good hike. The area is wonderful with good hiking tracks, and good guided tours. We will absolute recommend a stay at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, as it fulfill the need for relaxing as well as experiences in the rainforest.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It is a gorgeous place worth checking out!

    My mom and I stayed at the hotel Gamboa for a day in August, 2019. The place itself has a majestic feel to it. You may notice in little details that the place has an age of many years. However, it's still kept clean and very attractive by various services they offer. Our room was spacious with two queen beds. I liked our balcony with a hamaka. What got me to choose the place was the activities that are available there. We went to see their butterfly centre "Mariposarium", sloths rescue centre, poisonous frogs, local night life animals, and the boat tour on the Gatun Lake. Mariposarium was my favourite place where I spent over an hour and could've stayed longer if given more time. What surprised us at the hotel was the restaurant and their buffet. The breakfast buffet is full of varieties and is at reasonable prices. The best part of our experience there was having Panamanian typical Sancocho at our dinner. The soup was absolutely delicious- the best one we have tried in Panama city! We called for the chef to thank him. He came out and was very happy to hear our comments and mentioned we could even order items that were not on the menu. Unfortunately, I cannot remember his name :(, I only remember he is a tall Chinese man. We truly enjoyed our stay there.

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

    When my family entered the lobby of the resort we were impressed by the view of the Changres River and the picturesque swimming pool through the ultra large windows at the back of the lobby. Our rooms were large and comfortable and the bathroom was huge. The large hammock on the veranda was very relaxing. The resort grounds were adorned with plants and flowers. Especially enjoyable were the nightly tram rides to view owls, sloths and alligators. However, the main restaurant was overpriced and the food at the bar was only okay. Overall though this was a very good experience.

    Oct 27, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time in Panama

    This was my first trip to Panama. I stayed at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for 2 nights and 3 days. (Wednesday – Friday in October) When they say “this resort is in the middle of the rainforest, they really mean it” It was a good 30-45min drive from the airport. Before you enter the area, you must pass security. This mad me feel safe staying here. I arrived around 12:30pm and wanted to check inn and was told a room wasn’t available till 2pm. (It was a Wednesday and the resort was dead, tons of rooms but no one but workers at the resort) The view from the bar area was breathtaking. It was so relaxing and just peaceful. I walked around the resort and it was a ghost town. No one anywhere. (only workers cleaning) the resort is nice and a little outdated. Needs a little fixing up but overall it was good. I finally checked inn and went to my room and it was a really good size room and overall satisficing. The bed was nice and comfy, the bathroom was very big and my favorite part was the hammock in my balcony overseeing the rainforest. I laid in it and was amazing. The down side to this resort is they have NOTHING around it. I mean NOTHING. They only had 2 restaurants to eat at (food was not worth the price), 1 bar and it had this old building smell to it. It forces you to do the different activities they offer (extra money) but all the actives did not live up to any of the prices. I did the Sloth sanctuary, free walking tour, cable cart, free night tour and water boat. I was beyond bored after the first day. NOTHING TO DO! I mean if your coming here just to relax and do nothing, then I highly recommend it. **Positives** - Swimming pools were gorgeous - View was amazing - I got a full body 60min massage and it was great ($85) - Gym - Free night tour - Free Wifi (thank the Lord) - Bell person Edward was amazing. Very helpful and friendly. **Negatives** - Food was not good (bring your own, not much to choose from here) - No night life what so ever - They had a old game area for kids - Gift shop had nothing in it

    Oct 23, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One of the most magical places I have been.

    The hotel staff is super friendly the infrastructure is very good prime hotel excellent service delicious food but that is not the best the biodiversity of the area of Gamboa is amazing I have seen many different animals like bird's mammals insects reptiles and many other things like this beautiful flowers the cultural part of the Gamboa natural reserve is just delightful provided by the indigenous tribe Embera you have to see it on your own eyes the way they carve the wood the different seeds from many trees is wonderful and beautiful I was very impressed by the quality and the skills of themselves. Definitely is a place to visit if you come to Panamá can't missed out.

    Oct 23, 2019
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