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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Corregimiento de Cristobal, Colon, IA 5 Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Deep in the heart of the Panamanian rainforest lies the completely unique Gamboa Rainforest Resort. This magnificent destination rests where the scenic Chagres River meets the Panama Canal and is the only resort property in the area. Few places on earth offer such an amazing natural experience while providing an unsurpassed level of luxury. Escape the noise and hectic pace of everyday life and surround yourself with the tranquility of the mystical Soberania National Forest. Here, just a short 30-minute ride from Panama City, on 340 acres overlooking the stunning Panama Canal, you can commune with nature in a pristine environment where explorers and pirates once tread. Our Panama Tours offer an exhilarating variety of jungle adventures such as an aerial tram, guided boat tours, fishing expeditions, and much more. Our tours are designed to show you wildlife in its natural setting amidst the colorful splendor of the jungle flora.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Room service
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Norwegian
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rene912022 wrote a review 9 Jan
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
No service at the pool and the bar closed at 10pm if I could get a refund it will be full appreciate because my experience was horrible. The food was the worst thing of the stay in that hotel. I spended 300$ for something that was worth 50$.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
447more wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto, Canada108 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed one night while visiting Panama and I wish I could stay more. It was like a piece of Paradise. Imagine while having your breakfast on the terrace Toucans fly by. The room was facing the rainforest and very casually in one morning I spotted over ten species of birds. The night before we had the night safari which was a complimentary feature and Emilio our guide was so knowledgable. We spotted a sloth, an owl and capybara. He told us at what time and where we may see Toucans in the morning and as he predicted at 6 am we saw about 4 Toucans on that sot. It seems hotel suffered a lot with covid situation but still in a reasonable shape. The pool was good. The lobby and cafe reasonable. Not a lot of food options in a mid week visit but whatever they served was tasty. Their drinks and breakfast was delicious. This is a spot for nature lovers and bird watchers. There are alot of activities for family and kids. It has a place in history... I will go back in a heart beat. I feel I need a week there to visit all the surrounding parks, hikes and visit the spa and have meditation. Our room was a family room with two beds upstairs with a separate wash room and shower upstairs. The quality of shampoo and soap, conditioner was great. Overall a very quint room with hammock in the balcony.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Jtbradshaw wrote a review Dec 2021
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I spent 2 of our 8 days in Panamá at this resort. Pros: Gamboa is beautiful. The tours offered by the resort (Ariel tram, boat expedition, sloth sanctuary,etc.) were all wonderful experiences for my entire family- boat expedition being the favorite. Cons: the hotel is in desperate need of a face lift. EVERYTHING is dated and has extreme wear and tear. Was likely nice 20yrs ago. Food: edible, but definitely not good and this goes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I wouldn’t pay for the food outside of the package we reserved and even with the package, I feel like I paid too much. We came to this resort after spending 3 days in Panamá city where delicious food was easy to find and inexpensive. Beds: a bit hard. We had the family room but the loft window was not sealed so all the air went right out the window making hot and tough for my kids to sleep. Staff: when we arrived we asked to inspect the room as we heard prior to arrival that the rooms had a mildew odor (ours did not). They were gracious and let us check the room out, however, when we asked their thoughts on all the bad recent reviews, they wrote it off as “haters” (yes actually used that word). This is unfortunate b/c if they can’t acknowledge the shortcomings, then they likely won’t make the much needed changes. Overall, do a day trip for excursions and experience the rainforest, but def stay elsewhere if you prefer upscale accommodations and decent food.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
xusshi wrote a review Dec 2021
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
Horrible, check in is very tedious and miss leading with a terrible staff, prices were constantly changing even though we had prior information. The food was simple a very basic for its price. Service is abysmal, food is delivered cold, glasses badly cleaned, for instance; my girlfriend and I ordered chicken nachos, and got regular nachos. Later we ask for water, the waitress proceeded to deliver us a glass of water with a plastic wrap inside it. We were disgusted and expressed our discomfort to the staff just to be ignored. Not at all a hotel I would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Please just avoid this hotel at all cost, there are better options for cheaper prices within the...
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Linda wrote a review Dec 2021
Panama City, Panama6 contributions3 helpful votes
A beautiful location. The staff was very nice and friendly. Good food, wonderful complimentary night safari. Clean room. Lots of animals to see. Plenty to do. We drove here from Panama City. Easy to find, plenty of parking. I would come here again. Recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$97 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Soberania National Park (6.3 km), Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (3.8 km), and Asociación Panamericana para la Conservación (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Los Lagartos, El Corotu, and Monkey Lobby Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gamboa Rainforest Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gamboa Rainforest Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.