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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
342 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • All-inclusive


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Soberania National Park
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Gamboa Rainforest Resort
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Miraflores Locks
    25 min drive
  • Airport
    Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.)
    51 min drive

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Some room options won't require your credit card details to book. You'll pay during your stay.
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room, River View

    Room Amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Loft, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Gamboa, Gamboa Rainforest Resort is on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cinta Costera and Chagres National Park, while Explore Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Panama are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Marine Exhibition Center Smithsonian Institute Panama, or check out an event or a game at Estadio Nacional Rod Carew.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Soberania National Park - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Gamboa Rainforest Resort - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Miraflores Locks - 25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    El Dorado Mall - 26 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Albrook Shopping Mall - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Panama City Passenger Station - 28 min drive
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 51 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Serves breakfast, brunch and lunch.

About this property

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Family-friendly hotel with 3 restaurants and marina
3 restaurants, a marina and a full-service spa are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. All 166 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and conveniences such as sitting areas and coffee makers. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort offers 166 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
This Gamboa hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Gamboa Rainforest Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 25 May and 08 June.



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: PAB 100 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: PAB 17 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: PAB 17 per person
  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Boat tours
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Lazy river
  • Outdoor pool


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2756 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Marina on-site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do


Where to eat

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

I like the view from the balcony of the room and at the restaurant veranda. Birds can be seen around the surrounding ground. But it can be a zoo at times, specially during weekends when more locals visited the place for its big swimming pools...Food is just ok at times..but most of the times mediocre and served cold after you have waited for 30 mins for your food to be serve. Rooms don’t expect will be perfect eventhough they have rooms only reserve for high paying customers or booked directly thru Gamboa...I think most of the rooms need a makeover specially the bathroom area and a coat of paint outside the bldgs looks dingy. But the staff are friendly and very accommodating!

Stayed 4 nights in Dec. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Location, location, location! Enjoyed having the rainforest in our backyard.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Being able to walk in the rainforest directly around the property.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We chose Gamboa because it was out in the rain forest, but because of that there are no other places to eat except their facilities if you don't have a car. We enjoyed breakfast and the snack bar, but didn't eat in the dining room for other meals. There are no prices on the menu, but you can ask. We were there in the off season, so it was a bit rainy, but we enjoyed the quiet. It looks like the place could really be jumping with families in season.

Stayed 4 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I've been staying for three years in a row at Gamboa Resort because of a famous half marathon that is made every year and starts at the hotel. The hotel is great for that race and also for any other given weekend. Lots of nature. Last year I complaint with the staff because the half marathon usually ends around 9:30am and the breakfast was served until around 10am, so by the time the runners reach the hotel to get something to eat, breakfast was over. But this year they make a special breakfast room for runners that starts around 11am. This was just perfect!! Thank you for this, I hope I can stay a fourth year in a row in this hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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