September 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Gamboa, Panama
In Panama's lush Soberania National Rainforest, surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled nature is the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Just 30 minutes from Panama City, this gorgeously appointed resort rests on the Chagres River and feels like a different world. The spacious and airy rooms, with woven wood furniture and plush white linens, provide a comfortable and luxurious stay deep in the forest. Wake up to the beautiful songs of tropical birds and enjoy the sun rising over the Chagres River from your private balcony. Or lounge on your balcony's hammock for a lusciously relaxing afternoon. At the Gamboa Rainforest Resort experiencing the wonder of the rainforest only enhances the luxuriousness of your stay.
After enjoying a hot cup of gourmet Panamanian coffee, take in the gorgeous views of the rainforest with a ride on the resort's Aerial Tram. For a relaxing morning take a stroll down the Chunga Chagres Trail and marvel in the forest as it warms to the day. Or to view some of the wonderfully curious forest residents island hop down the river on the Monkey Island Tour. If you prefer a more adventurous experience, take out a kayak for an exciting day rafting down the Chagres. For fishing enthusiasts, guided fishing trips are also available on the plentiful Gatun Lake. For a taste of Panama head to lunch at the Corotu Restaurant, offering a casual atmosphere and a Panamanian buffet. Or enjoy a refreshingly cold afternoon cocktail, and the relaxing pool, at La Cascada Pool Bar. For a fine dining experience, try head to Chagres River View restaurant, where the chef will serve his menu of the day, and an array of fine wines are available for pairing. After an afternoon in the rainforest, followed by a gourmet dinner in the evening, continue your night with the truly amazing Safari Night. On this tour you will walk through the gorgeous surroundings of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and experience the wonder of the rainforest at night.
Location of Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Nearest Airport: PTY
Amenities for Gamboa Rainforest Resort
- General Information
- 269 Guest Rooms
- 3 Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- 2 Bars
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Spa Services
- Gift Shop
- Outdoor Pool
- In-Room Amenities
- Viewing Decks
- Nature Walks
- Bird Watching
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Center
- Conference Facilities
- National Park
- Nature Reserve
- Active & Adventure
Reviews for Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Unfortunately, our stay at this resort was filled with unpleasant features. For a price of over $150 US a night for a pretty average room, you don't get what you pay for. When we arrived, we had a lot of luggage. Our room was a long way from the front desk, and the one small elevator in the establishment was broken. Nobody on the staff, including the bellboy, offered to help with our luggage. We were there for 3 days, and the elevator worked for about 5 minutes during that period. One night we went into the city to have dinner with friends, and when we returned about 10 pm, the security person at the gate to get into the property was rude and barely let us in, even though we all had room keys. We found out that our booking for some reason did not include the breakfast (we were told after we had eaten) and we were charged $17 per person for a very mediocre buffet that would have been included anywhere else. The people at the front desk did not seem at all interested in hearing about the problems at the establishment. All in all a very unpleasant stay. The Radisson-Summit is about half the price, is a few miles away, and much more pleasant.
If you enjoy an escape to a natural paradise, you will like the Gamboa Rainforest Resort! Our suite plus room was spacious, clean and well-equipped. We slept well and enjoyed the view from the balconies with the tropical birds chirping and flying about and the cute ground animals could be seen. We even had hammocks. The huge refreshing pool with swim-up bar was enjoyed every afternoon before the delicious buffet dinner. The attentive, friendly, efficient staff and knowledgeable tour guides made the experience stress-free and pleasant. But the best part of the resort were the nature tours---by boat, foot, safari truck, treetop tower and aerial tram. It is a place sure to delight families or older groups.
synapse2017 - Titusville, Florida
We stayed at the Gamboa resort for one night and I have to say it was wonderful! Hotel was beautiful, our loft was perfect for my family and the service we received was outstanding! At the restaurant Juan Pinto was great helping us with my mother who had to be in a wheelchair provided by the hotel. I am Panamanian living in the states and it was my first time with my husband and my son and we brought my mother so she could spend the night with us and we were totally impressed with the service we received from everyone. Next time we go visit my family we will definitely stay more time there!! Thanks for making our stay memorable!!
Hotel at a very beautiful location. Views from the bar on the Chagres river are great. Rooms are clean. Swimming pool is very good. Food and drinks are rather expensive (3,5 us dollar for a beer). There is a small shop in Gamboa town. Excursions (like boattrip on Panama canal + Gatun lake to monkey island) also rather expensive. Much cheaper to arrange it yourself at the public docks across the river.
My wife and I have been visiting Gamboa for the past 20 years... We try to stay here every time we visit Panama. The last couple visits we have opted to stay at one of the private villas. Definitely a good place for couples and I don't recommend this place for small kids. It just does not have facilities for little ones. We stayed two nights here and took the lake/island tour (highly recommended). What did help is the fact that we were able to get retiree discounts. Tip, if you are a member of AARP ask for the "jubilado" or retiree discount anytime you stay at a hotel in Panama. Typically you'll get a substantial discount regardless of your age. Just need to show your AARP card!
igo2xs - Colorado Springs, Colorado