Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

The Canal and Central Panama Hotels

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

  • Av. Omar Torrijos Map It
  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • Amazing views
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Ample facilities and diversions
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • Food can be disappointing
  • Wi-Fi access is expensive

Updated 08/14/2012

Fodor's Review

Panoramic views of the Chagres River and surrounding rainforest, abundant wildlife, a selection of outdoor excursions, and amenities such as a spa and massive pool make this hotel a great place to experience the rainforest without sacrificing comfort. The lobby is impressive, with giant windows to admire the jungle panorama through, life-size crane sculptures hanging overhead, and a stream cascading through a three-story tropical atrium. The bright guest rooms have wicker

furniture, hammocks, a colorful, tropical decor, and balconies. Junior suites, with two additional queen beds in a loft, are an option for families. Garden views are disappointing—stick with rooms with numbers in the 300s or 400s. The historic "villas" cost less, and are quieter, but suffer mildew problems. Activities include bird-watching, an aerial tram, a boat trip to Monkey Island, kayaking, and fishing.

Read More

Hotel Information

Address:

Av. Omar Torrijos, 32 km (19 mi) northwest of Panama City, Gamboa, 7338, Panama

Map It

Phone:

507-314–5000; 507-206–8888-in Panama City; 877-800–1690-in the U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 160 rooms, 4 suites, 34 villas
  • Breakfast

Updated 08/14/2012

Book A Hotel

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Room

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement