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Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

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Poolside bar
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
View from room
Deluxe Room, River View | View from room

Overview of Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

3.5 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Corregimiento de Cristobal, IA 5, Gamboa, Colon

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGamboa Rainforest Resort1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPanama Rainforest Discovery Center7 min drive
  • Popular LocationCulebra Cut35 min drive
  • AirportPanama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.)63 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Gamboa, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is in a national park and on a river. Centenario Bridge and Pedro Miguel Locks are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Chagres River and Soberania National Park. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Gamboa Rainforest Resort - 1 min walk
  • Soberania National Park - 17 min walk
  • Panama Rainforest Discovery Center - 7 min drive
  • Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo - 19 min drive
  • Culebra Cut - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Panama City Passenger Station - 28 min drive
  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 68 min drive


  • Los Lagartos - 9 min walk
  • Don Bosco - 24 min drive
  • FONDA EL CHILIBREÑO - 28 min drive

About this property

Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

3.5-star family-friendly hotel by the lake
Take advantage of a marina, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a swim-up bar at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve. Adventurous travelers may like the fishing, ziplining, and motor boating at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Enjoy brunch and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy onsite activities like kayaking, hiking/biking, and boat tours. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a poolside bar and a terrace.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers, pool umbrellas, and a swim-up bar
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), concierge services, and ATM/banking services
  • A computer station, luggage storage, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 166 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and desk chairs.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Separate sitting areas, childcare services, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: PAB 18 for adults and PAB 9 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

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


  • Garden
  • Marina onsite
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


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


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


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

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between May 25 and October 31.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of PAB 45 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 26 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

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.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: PAB 18 for adults and PAB 9 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: PAB 45 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 may be 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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 is also known as

Gamboa Rainforest
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Gamboa Resort
Rainforest Resort
Rainforest Resort Gamboa
Resort Rainforest
Gamboa Rain Forest Resort
Gamboa Rainforest Hotel Gamboa
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Gamboa Rainforest Reserve Hotel
Gamboa Rainforest Reserve Gamboa
Gamboa Rainforest Reserve Hotel Gamboa

Frequently asked questions

Does Gamboa Rainforest Reserve have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?

As of Dec 8, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve on Dec 11, 2022 start from $119.47, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Gamboa Rainforest Reserve pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 26 lbs per pet. There's a fee of PAB 45 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?

Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Gamboa Rainforest Reserve provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Gamboa Rainforest Reserve located?

This family-friendly Gamboa hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chagres River and Soberania National Park. Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo and Centenario Bridge are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 112 out of 440 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 25%
Rating 8 - Good. 180 out of 440 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 41%
Rating 6 - Okay. 89 out of 440 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 20%
Rating 4 - Poor. 31 out of 440 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 28 out of 440 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
beautiful view from the room, nice clean room with a Hammock on the porch. Food and drinks we're decent. Not a popular time of year i guess because not many people in the hotel. wish we had known almost all the drinks were included in the "with board" package, we would have taken advantage of that more. We did the Zip Line tour which was awesome, not much else in the area.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A eco tropical resort - beautiful river views, staff very accommodating and a clean, comfortable room.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place, friendly and helpful staff, great area for anybody who loves nature and photography
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The place is very nice. The thing that needs to improve is the meals options. The hotel has only 2 restaurants. One is a bar with a short menu(always the same) and the other restaurant is ALWAYS buffet (breakfast, lunch and Dinner). The buffet is expensive. Also needs a little of TLC
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Room With A View - great room, great view
Where to start? With the view of course -- river and rainforest from a spacious balcony complete with a hammock. The location follows -- easy walks to rainforest hiking trails, and the hotel assists you in booking excursions to the near-by Gamboa Rainforest Reserve (many reasonably priced options available) Last but certainly not least -- the resort's team were highly efficient and very welcoming.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Aida, Panama
Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My bathroom flooded, phone was not working, Food was awful, Staff was upset all times in the pool bar was no desechable cup, they were plastic cups been wash in front of guest without hot water
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This place is in a nice location surrounded by jungle. The pool was great and they include towels however the pool did close early at 5pm. The room was nice and comfortably. The only thing to note was that we did not have hot water. The breakfast buffet was good with lots of options. The monkey bar also had food and alcoholic drinks. While the hotel offers a variety of tours, we met a man in the nearby dock near the bike trail and Texas restaurant who we hired to take us to Monkey Island. He also took us to the Embera village the next day with a tour of the man groves and took us to a waterfall. We did not book these thru the hotel because they always seemed busy or were not around. We did book the Aerial team and sloth tour thru the hotel. You can book one or both of these as well as add the Monkey Island tour. You can also do zip lining That is not booked with the hotel however the office is next to the entrance of the sloth sanctuary. My kids 11 and 14 enjoyed their stay at this location.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Thelma, Bellevue
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022