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 2161 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great boat top

    We took a narrated boat trip on the canal from the Gamboa Rain Forest. I highly recommend it. It was so lovely spending that time on the canal. We got to see a couple of sloths and Howler monkeys. I thought we'd see lots, but we only saw a couple.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location!

    It was a nice hotel at a great spot. The people are very friendly, rooms are clean and big. Nice excursions. The only thing that can do better, is the food. But the view makes everything oke! Also we heard they have a new chef and he is going to take care for better food. But it is a visiting worth while!

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay!

    We are still at the resort and our trip has been wonderful so far. Edgar was extremely professional and welcoming at check-in, and the rest of the staff has been outstanding. The tours are incredible. Great food too!

    Jul 23, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Poor service and overpriced meals but great view

    This hotel impressed us visually with its amazing view of the forest and wilderness; it truly was an astonishing sight. But, the view is nice but not to look at for hours and hours. We arrived at around 11am with intentions of pre checking, so we could skip the long line that would eventually take a large amount of time. But, the receptionist, Jasmine, decided that she would not do that, and instead went on her phone to chat. Very disappointing since we had previously come to the hotel, and the receptionist Karina was kind, helpful, and with a bright smile - the total opposite of Jasmine. So, we had to keep our bags for hours until we could finally check in. Jasmine was still there and rudely and disrespectfully told us to go to the other receptionist, Edgar (who is nice, very respectful, and helpful) as if we were annoying clients or as if she didn’t want to deal with us. While Edgar was helping us check in, Jasmine was speaking very loudly and obnoxiously, which was again, disappointing and a negative point. Apart from that, the Monkey Bar had little food options and one server didn’t understand what we were asking him (he somehow didn’t know understand we wanted brownies). The buffet on the other end, was extremely expensive ($28 per person) but did have many options. One server was rude, but the rest were kind. In conclusion come for the view and sight, not the service.

    Jul 19, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Part of our Caravan tour

    This place is unique in its location - being in the rain forest. It's huge but has seen better days. It's a bit worn however the the pool facilities are great. We enjoyed the mini caravan to see the animals at night. The room was so-so and we suspectwe had bedbugs as we soon developed itchy spots on our arms and legs. The door to the mini balcony was stuck and had to pushed hard to open. Food and service just OK.

    Jul 14, 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 or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519