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Hear what our Guests say about the Gamboa Rainforest Resort at the Panama Canal in our Reviews

At Gamboa Rainforest Resort, we do everything we can to ensure that our guests enjoy an exceptional stay with us: the extraordinary setting and amenities, our unforgettable tours and activities, the comfort and cleanliness of our guest rooms, our friendly and helpful guest services staff, our dining and lounge.

Our reward is the kind comments we receive from our guests, many of whom return to Gamboa time and again to enjoy all that we have to offer. We are pleased to share our Panama Canal hotel reviews from past guests of Gamboa Rainforest Resort, and we hope they will encourage you to visit us soon.

TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you book a room in this hotel it is most likely because there is no least not in the vicinity...and yet it you probably won't be disappointed. Mainly because it is an experience of...
Launcelot77, Zurich, Switzerland
2013-08-14 15:25:08.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall, the resort lived up to our expectations. The location is isolated, but the grounds are beautiful, so there's no real reason to leave. You can access many of the local attractions right from...
Michael F, Orange, California
2013-07-27 16:24:20.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such a good hotel, located in one of the most beautiful places of the world: Panama's rainforest. Every room (specially those on the higher floors) has a great view of the Chagres river. The hotel...
Gabonacho, Bogota, Colombia
2013-07-19 02:02:23.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

A lovely set of buildings and a very large swimming pool. Wonderful views from the hammock on your veranda. Large clean rooms with cool air-conditioning which you really appreciate when you have been...
kelpied, Brisbane, Australia
2013-06-03 11:28:39.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just returned from several days in Panama. The Gamboa resort was beautiful with stunning views. The room was very comfortable, large and clean. The tram ride up to the observation deck was incredible....
Carrie D, Cincinnati, Ohio
2013-05-20 17:13:04.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We stayed here in May 2013, during the rainy season and had a great time. The lay out of this resort is stunning, with beautiful views in all directions. It was much quieter during the week, a lot...
lasergirl50, Alexandria, Virginia
2013-05-19 17:10:27.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We spent a couple of days here. The view from the balcony is the most impressive I'd seen in Panama. We saw a variety of birds when we were out walking and a crocodile down by the lake. The rooms...
Jilly J, Port Coquitlam, Canada
2013-05-18 02:28:55.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

During my recent trip to Panama (Clayton) I had the opportunity to travel to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Located on the banks of the Chagres River and Panama Canal, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort has...

Historic Lighthouse at Gamboa Gamboa Resort 
DrMarc9491, Franklin, Kentucky
2013-03-18 16:20:36.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nice size rooms, a hammock on the patio to listen to and watch the birds, good television, beautiful pool great food. Short walk and we saw the wildlife of panama. Butterfly garden was worth a trip...
Smokedogaz, Tucson, Arizona
2013-03-15 14:50:22.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We had booked this resort only for a few nights. We chose it because of the reviews and that the guide, Garceth, for the Embera tour would pick us up there. We were very very pleased that it...
Janis B, Williamsburg
2013-02-27 17:38:29.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the nicest Hotel on our recent trip to Panama. Lovely lobby, very nice rooms with great views of wild animals from your room. We had meals at the Hotel and they wer very good. Well worth a...
John8433, Laguna Niguel, CA.
2013-02-25 19:45:48.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We found the Gamboa Rainforest Resort to be a fine location from which to explore the Gatun Lake and Chagres River area. The resort itself is well designed, with good sized rooms, air conditioning,...

Bird Outside Room Butterfly in Butterfly House View From Hotel Kayaking on Nearby Lake View From Hotel Bird Outside Room 
WellTraveled3, Lexington, MA
2013-02-19 02:52:27.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We spent 2 nights here in Jan, 2013. Each room has a balcony with a table and chairs, overlooking the river. Just beautiful! The room was very spacious and the bathroom was huge. The pool area is...
gagardener, Atlanta, GA
2013-02-12 20:32:08.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

While on a Caravan Tour we stayed 2 nights & 3 days at this resort.It is in the beautiful rainforest & upon arrival you immediately are impressed with the lobby & the view of the river . All the rooms...
Mary Jane B, Eden, Ontario,Canada
2013-02-04 14:39:13.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stayed here 2 nights in Jan 2013 as part of tour package. This hotel was located close by the Panama Canal, even though you could not see the Canal, no big deal, close by for activites...
luvtwotvl, georgia
2013-02-01 18:01:44.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just spent 3 nights at Gamboa after spending 4 nights at Royal Decameron through Noli tours. We found that Gamboa was a large step up from Decameron. Much better food and service. In fact we thought...
Sylvia320, Barrie, Canada
2013-01-30 03:44:15.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stayed there with a tour group for 2 nights. Rooms very nice with spectacular view of river and pool area (hammock on room balcony). Pool was spectacular. Grounds very nice. Near dock for boat tours...
ams44, New Jersey
2013-01-24 15:03:13.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I highly recommend a few nights here as part of a Panama itinerary. A very peaceful, idyllic resort - in the midst of a verdant rainforest. You'd expect a lot of bugs - but that was not the case. I...

Embera Village visit Embera Village visit Morning view Embera Village visit 
Marilyn M, thousand oaks, calif
2013-01-24 06:29:42.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

You can visit the rainforest by taking a day trip from Panama City (about a 45 minute drive). Or, you can choose to stay in Gamboa and spend the night in Soberania. We made the decision to take the...

Toucan seen on a tree in the parking lot View of the Chagres river and rainforest in the morning mist taken from our balcony Hotel lobby Kiskadee seen on our morning bird watching walk 
manhattanmom, New York
2013-01-05 04:33:50.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this resort...just returned from my second stay..spent a week in the hotel..Enjoy that it is quiet...most quest are only for a couple of i you spend a week you get to meet alot of...
ShannySaskatchewan, Saskatchewan
2012-12-26 18:53:35.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for a few days for an international meeting, and was very impressed by the beauty of the natural setting that surrounds the hotel: the lake in front, and...
O_Xenos, from Patmos
2012-12-21 12:19:21.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

This hotel is a reasonable 1-hour car ride from the International Airport in Panama City. Once getting through the city, the Rainforest is so plush and beautiful. The hotel has a more traditional...
ktginger, Boise, Idaho
2012-12-17 22:20:49.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gamboa rainforest resort. There was so much to see & do here it's hard finding the time to do it all. For nature lovers this place is wonderful. Everywhere you look...

Restaurant Monkey bar Christmas our room pool view from  Los  lagartos Resort 
resort pool Caribara Embera Village 
Fun2bblonde, Warrington
2012-12-17 15:42:58.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are not any words to explain the experience of Gamboa.There is a monstrous rainforest preserve with a amazing five star resort on the edge. The restaurant was fantastic and the accommodations...
bernardoray21, Cayce, South Carolina
2012-12-10 02:59:06.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

We recently stayed here for 3 nights as part of an all inclusive vacation with Nolitours. We absolutely loved our stay here and would highly recommend. My only complaint would be our room as it was on...
ellenbash, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
2012-12-06 19:49:17.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very nice hotel in a serene location. The restaurant food is excellent particularly seafood and dessert. The facilities are immaculate and offers many recreational opportunities. The swimming pool is...
indrajray, Riverside, California
2012-11-08 05:09:49.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

The views are breathtaking. The food is delish! We went all inclusive and it was so incredibly easy and relaxing! They offer many tours. I do not believe that the Embera Indian Village was very...
sarahdennisscott, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2012-11-06 19:27:42.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I will never forget staying at this property. How often can you say you stayed in 4-star accommodations in a rain forest?? Our rooms were nicely appointed with a hammock on the balcony and a large...
beav16, Payson, Arizona
2012-10-22 01:59:19.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have stayed many different times at Gamboa Rainforest Resort and each time I love it there. The rainforest feel and grounds are wonderful. The staff is friendly, but can be a bit slow. I don't...

Motmot bird on a post at the resort
CZBrat1977, Atlanta, Georgia
2012-10-18 18:32:53.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

We stayed at the Resort for 6 days to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. What wonderful memories. Everything about the resort was great. The staff was so very helpful even though we speak no...
Donna M, Tampa, Florida, United States
2012-09-17 00:38:55.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been to the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel three (3) times, and I can’t wait to get back. I am a Birder and Wildlife Conservationist, so I am in heaven when I’m there. You never have to leave the...

Room 241
 View of Lake Gantun from my room
 I'm never going home - Dock at Lake Gantun
 Gamboa Hotel Lobby
 Gamboa at Sunset - View from Room
ShirleyTaylorPrakelt, Miami Springs, Florida
2012-09-13 05:43:51.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

The big draw of our family's 3 night stay at Gamboa was the opportunity to be in a gorgeous setting and see colorful birds and butterflies and some wildlife which we had not prevoiusly seen (Agouti,...

View from our balcony
suntravelers4, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
2012-08-30 10:30:30.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading all the reviews, I approached my recent 4 day stay with a bit of trepidation. However, this resort came through. Rooms; We stayed in the most expensive room in the resort, with a...
SteveF46, Chester, New York
2010-12-02 03:59:19.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 3 of 5 stars

We decided to try two different hotels in Panama in order to get a feel for the types of accommodations. I thought staying in the rainforest would be a pretty unique opportunity. Indeed it was. Waking...
urbantravelite, Toronto
2010-11-21 20:32:31.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars

My husband, son (11) and I loved our stay at this special resort. We had read reviews regarding the expensive and distasteful food and were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are well maintained and...
A TripAdvisor Member
2010-11-12 02:35:56.0
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had some concerns going from the US to South America (especially after reading the CDC travel guidelines). I will address each one. The room: We stayed in the hotel and the set up was...
kzinn, NYC area
2010-08-15 15:00:14.0
This was a beautiful experience. It was wonderful to hear the birds in the morning. Early morning tours to go bird watching, Monkey Island nearby which was wonderful. On Cable Car to top of mountain at $50.00 we didn't see much so felt it wasn't worth it. Breakfast was delicious as was both restaurants we ate in at night. Staff was wonderful and helpful. I would have loved to spend more time here and would definitely go back.
A Yahoo! Contributor
2009-01-27 20:54:37.0
This is an excellent Hotel. You have an amazing view. Rooms are very nice and throughly cleaned each day. The service is very good. The people are very nice and helpful. The location is very covenient. It's in the rainforest, away from the loud city noises. The air is so refreshing. I recommend going to the Monkey Island. This is a tour the resort offers for a fee, but it is well worth it. You get to ride in a boat on the Panama Canal to go to the island. Although you can't get off the boat, the monkeys will come to you. Very fun, relaxing place to stay at. I would highly recommend staying at this resort rather than a hotel by the city. The only downside is that you have to cross an old bridge to get there,that's only one way.
A Yahoo! Contributor
2008-01-31 18:45:54.0