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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
Gamboa Rinforest Resort is indeed one of our favorite places in Panama. This was our fourth visit for two nights. We stayed with friends visiting from North America, who are birds lovers . The location is stunning, surrounded by the forest with a spectacular view over the Chagres river. The service offered by the staff is friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure to arrive an be greeted by Angel's help and smile, Luis at the Tour desk is very efficient. Alfredo at the reception is attentive to clients needs so is Shirley at the Corotu Restaurant. This time we were given our favorite room type again. A nice suite on the 5th level. The most fascinating experience once more were our three visits to the Sloth rescue center. Mr. Nestor Correa, the head of the Centre is a passionate biologist, his enthusiasm transpires in his presentations and explanations over their work and the rescued animals. We all enjoyed the aerial Tram tour and the other activities offered by the hotel. Having visited several times, we realized that this time, being high season, the crowd made it difficult for personnel to keep up with prompt service especially at the bars and restaurants. We noticed that the staff, though smiling, was working under pressure and this did not deliver a happy feeling to guests. This was the downside of our experience. Gamboa Resort is beautiful hotel in need of a bit more upkeep. Wishing to go back and find the old usual relaxed elegance.
Clamic - Panama City, Panama
I love bird watching and grounds around the resort are a paradise for bird and animal watching. We have brought numerous guest with us to the resort throughout the years but will be looking for another option for lodging nearby. I can walk trails and come back to resort without driving which made it so convenient. Unfortunately the resort eating facilities, room conditions and service is so horrible I will not be able to talk my husband into coming back. The service level has been deteriorated markedly. Definitely will check and see if it is possible to tour the sloth rescue center and be a guest at the resort.
bettyIllinois - Effingham, Illinois
I loved this place and you would too if you like peace, quiet, beauty and good service. We only stayed 3 days but I could have stayed longer. A perfect place for getting away and enjoying the beauty of the Panamanian Rain Forest. I loved the pool and the spa had everything you would want
reminyard - Charlotte, North Carolina
You can laze by the pool, it is greatly under utilized but a great pool. Walk the property with lots of opportunity to see and photograph wildlife and birds. It is very safe and very enjoyable. The food is OK. The Al a cartes are great
Bob W - Belwood, Canada
An excellent hotel in a fantastic location on the banks for the Chagres river/lake. You can safely walk in the rainforest from here and we say an anteater up a tree very close to us. We did the sunset lake tour, the lake tour, the aerial tram and the nature labs - all excellent and worth doing. Food is not great but it is just about OK if you are only staying 2-3 nights and like the hotel we stayed at in Panama City the water for showers/baths is not hot. ( We thought that maybe the weather in Panama is so hot they don't feel the need for a hot shower!) Service can be a bit slow but that may be a Panama thing. The hotel is best during the week, at the weekend hordes of day trippers descend on it and turn it into bedlam, so if you can try to stay Monday-Thursday. Rooms are great and the views are amazing - we stayed in a suite on the top floor but the other rooms looked good - do try for a high floor as the views are better but it seemed all rooms had decent views. Management are great, we had a problem with the a/c and they sent people to fix it within 30 minutes and worked until it got fixed. They were prepared to offer an additional room to sleep in if they could not fix it. Couldn't ask for more!
Paulikon - Edinburgh