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Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

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

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Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

3.5 star property
Lakefront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Gamboa Rainforest Resort

7.4/10 Good

453 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is $159
Price available on 12/2/2023
Corregimiento de Cristobal, IA 5, Gamboa, Colon

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Albrook Shopping Mall - 50 min drive
  • Avenida Balboa - 52 min drive
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


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

About this property

Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

A great choice for a stay in Gamboa, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve features an airport shuttle and a marina. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a poolside bar, a sauna and a children's pool. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and WiFi.


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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 166 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 26 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Ziplining
  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

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


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1999
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Marina
  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian cotton sheets

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone
  • Desk chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: PAB 100 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately PAB 18 for adults and PAB 9 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Fitness facility
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of PAB 45 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
As of 9 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve on 12 Feb 2023 start from $159, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 26 lb per pet. There's a charge of PAB 45 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Fiesta Casino (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, fishing and zip-lining. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a picnic area. Gamboa Rainforest Reserve also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gamboa Rainforest Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Los Lagartos (9-min walk).
What's the area around Gamboa Rainforest Reserve like?
Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Gamboa Rainforest Resort and 17 minutes' walk from Soberania National Park. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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6/10 Good

Good stay with our young kids
We enjoyed our 4 night stay with our young family but definitely room for improvement and in hindsight would have reduced length of stay. The room was comfortable and well cleaned and we loved our hammock on the balcony. The service was mixed, some staff were super friendly whilst others were dismissive and couldn’t even raise a smile. The pool was a hit with our 4 year old daughter but tired in places, and the communal toilets in need of some attention. The tours we did were great for our young kids but a little overpriced for what they were. The food in the restaurant was great and a good choice. They were making an effort to renovate while we were there with painting going on but it struck us that the entire resort has suffered a little from the pandemic with a lot of areas closed off.
Steph, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, friendly and helpful staff, great area for anybody who loves nature and photography
Sandra, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Kenneth, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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
Gregory, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
John, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Aida, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helga, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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
Derrick, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Ingrid, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Thelma, 1-night trip
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