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Set your sights on the thrilling rainforest surrounding the Gamboa Rainforest Resort outside Panama City. Exploration a
Set your sights on the thrilling rainforest surrounding the Gamboa Rainforest Resort outside Panama City. Exploration and adventure beckon with the resort's attractions and tours, right in the heart of Soberania National Park. Designed to give guests educational fun, the resort's protected and preserved location in the Panama Canal area is home to a variety of plant and animal life for guests hungry for a taste of biodiversity, history and cultural heritage.
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March 4, 2013
could have been a great resort.staff seems untrained.the atm was out of service all week!!! that is so unacceptable i had no cash too spend at the embera indian village i was so embarrassed.the tour guides are really good the tours are very good we loved the puru village that was a very good tour highly recommended they are very good people.tram tour was good even know we didn't see anything.be aware of a fake taxi driver at the airport!!!!! he is not a taxi driver he's a con man that shakes you down takes all your money or he takes off with our luggage.he got me for $200.00.he drives a white car tring to blend in with other cars do not get into a white car only use yellow cabs!!!a special thanks to amir the bellhop he was a very big help to us, he was fantastic he drove us to town so we could get some money if it was not for him our trip would have been a one big disaster.
First, the check in person made a mistake in upgrading us to all-inclusive, changed our room number last minute and gave us the wrong room cards. The main hotel lobby was muggy and hot. The A/C was so loud in the room that it was hard to fall asleep at night. The curtains were thin fabric that the sun was blinding at 6am. The smell of mold in the room was repulsive. The tours are mainly one hour long and over $50 per person. The main restaurant that is overpriced with poor food quality and taste.
The hotel's location was great though, away from the city, in the national park but I don't recomment this hotel or its services to anyone.
We stayed 6 nights. October 7-13. Beginning of rainy season
!st - The service was pretty good - but the place was dead. At dinner there was no more than 3 couples total. There are two restaurants in th emain building. We did the all inclusive (which is buffet only unless there are only a few people staying).
We did not get rain the 1st two days and some afternoon showers in the afternoon. Only one day did it rain for a long period of time. The pool closed around 6 - because the mosquitos would carry you off once the sun goes down.
Not a big night life. One bar - and since the place was quiet when we stayed - we were alone there at times.
Very quiet - clean and my wife (who is extra picky) gives it 4 stars out of 5. Rooms are fairly nice. Try for a higher up room to view the Canal.
We did a few excursions - thanks to Roberto at the excursion desk. Price are the same on the internet and waht you can get at the hotel. Just book when you get there. $52 round trip per person from the airport.
Food quality was above average to good. We only got hit with the buffet a couple of times do to low attendance.
Languate. Some staff speak a very limited English. That is to be expected I guess .
I really enjoyed it. Wish I had stayed 3 nights in the city and 3 here - very relaxing and nice - but zero going on at night.
Beautiful Location, front staff and travel staff are 5 star, the free trips are well lead and interesting, tram and monkey island are great cost is in line with experence. But house keeping needs a lot of work. Towel and daily housekeeping spotty. We had to call desk almost daily. If you stay in a Jr. suite, and I recomend this. Make sure the connecting room stays empty, walls very thin and just talking is overheard. View is great. Food is a solid 3 star. Breakfast buffet is above average, lunch is great at the River resturant. One problem is that the resort is so far from anything else that 4 days is Ok more you can run out of things to do. Canal trip is about 20 minutes away. Pool a solid 5 star, grounds also
From:Bowling Green Ky Age:Over 65 Travel:3-6 trips/year
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are the flight and hotel included with the total price for the four night stay at Gamboa Rainforest Resort Panama1 answer
1 year, 14 months ago
If you book a package, which includes flights and the all inclusive resort, the price would reflect however many days you choose. To get an accurate pricing you do need to select your dates of travel -and keep in mind that you are generally able to add days to that package if you wanted to book a longer vacation- select the number af travelers and the airport you will be departing from. The pricing reflected on the website is based on specific dates, departing from MIA or FLL. The airfare fluctuates, thereby changing your pricing, depending on when and you travel and where you depart from.
How is the nightlife in the area?1 answer
1 year, 14 months ago
As this resort is located in the rainforest, while there are many nature parks, hiking areas, etc around the resort, there is not a lot of nightlife surrounding the property.
Is there scuba diving near or able to be arranged with a local operator?1 answer
10 months ago
There is scuba diving in the area. Upon searching the internet, we were able to find website http://www.scubapanama.com/ which includes scuba information in Panama.
do you have a shuttle service from the airport to your hotel1 answer
7 months ago
At this time, CheapCaribbean.com does not offer the option to purchase round-trip transfers between the airport and the resort. For further information, you would be best to contact the resort directly for information on transportation.
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort's accomodations are air conditioned and renovated. The villas, originally built in the 1930s and 40s, are the former residences of Panama Canal administrators and their families and have been completely refurbished to capture the ambiance of the original buildings.
The scenery is extraordinary. It's right in the middle of Soberania National Park, a tropical rainforest home to lush plant life, animals, birds, insects and reptiles.
What We'd Change
This resort is seriously huge and can be tiring to navigate. But, it's hard not to fall in love with all that surrounds it.
Why You Should Go
The Gamboa Rainforest Resort has everything you could ask for with extra perks such as the location so close to nature.
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24 Hour Front Desk
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Spa Services ($)
Handicap Room Available
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Panama has warm, friendly people, a dynamic business sector and an unusual variety
of terrains. Panama is a safe country with a first-world infrastructure, a stable democracy, and inexpensive
Set your sights on the thrilling rainforest surrounding the Gamboa Rainforest
Resort outside Panama City. Exploration and adventure beckon with the resort's
attractions and tours, right in the heart of Soberania National Park. Designed
to give guests educational fun, the resort's protected and preserved location
in the Panama Canal area is home to a variety of plant and animal life for
guests hungry for a taste of biodiversity, history and cultural heritage.
The lush grounds of Gamboa Rainforest Resort are 35 minutes from Panama City
and along the banks of the Chagres River and Gatun Lake. These valuable Panama
Canal water sources are the backdrop to serenity and adventure, though the pool
is a safer bet for swimming unless you like alligators! Paddle up to Cascadas
swim-up bar for a mojito while soaking up the sun, and when hunger strikes take
your pick of the three dining options. Corotu Restaurant's international theme
dinners--from Italian to Panamanian--offer guests a taste tour, and Chagres
River View Restaurant offers exquisite fine dining. After dinner, guests can
groove to live music or relax to the nighttime sounds of the rainforest on the
terrace at the Monkey Lobby Bar.
In order for guests to take full advantage of the area's unique eco-system,
the resort has educational exhibits along pathways and trails. Let wonder guide
you through the freshwater fish aquarium, reptile exhibit and historical and
cultural displays. The resort's tours are a popular way to explore the
surrounding environment totally worry-free, and the Arial Tram Tour gives you a
bird's-eye view of breathtaking flora and fauna. The Monkey Island Tour brings
guests face to face with capuchin and howler monkeys!
Adventuring can be tiring; luckily the resort's Sensory Spa by Clarins has
the secret to winding down after a long day with natural herbs and minerals. We
loved the quiet herbal wrap. When it's time to call it a day, the Standard
Room's comfortable furnishings are just the thing. Looking for a bit of
history? Choose one of the 48 renovated 1930s One Bedroom Historic
This hotel is All-Inclusive.
All buffet-style meals at Corotu Restaurant and Los Lagartos
Unlimited domestic beer and alcohol (brands to be determined by
Unlimited use of non-motorized sports
Taxes and gratuities
This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.
Corotu Restaurant Type: International Hours: Daily, 6:30am-10:30pm Description: Main, casual restaurant offering continental breakfast,
lunch buffet and theme dinners such as barbecue, Italian, seafood, Mexican,
Asian and Panamanian buffet.
Chagres River View Restaurant Type: Gourmet Hours: Mon-Sat, 6pm-11pm Description: Fine dining, gourmet restaurant. 24-hour advance
reservations are required.
Los Lagartos Restaurant Type: International Hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-11pm Description: Family-style restaurant located over the waters of the
river at the marina.
All hours are subject to change.
Cascadas Pool Bar
Swim-up bar serving refreshing tropical juices and frozen cocktails, light food
and snacks. Daily, 11am-6pm.
Monkey Lobby Bar
Located in the main lobby with live music, cocktails and a terrace overlooking Soberania National Park. Daily, 11am-11pm.
Located on the banks of the Chagres River and Panama Canal.
The resort offers a two-level pool divided into two sections: a one-ft deep
wading pool for children and a five-ft deep swimming pool for adults.
The resort offers non-motorized water sports and cycling.
The resort offers wireless Internet access at an additional cost in all of the
hotel's guest rooms.
The Sensory Spa by Clarins at Gamboa Rainforest Resort offers a quiet, serene
and revitalizing retreat, featuring treatments using natural herbs and
minerals for an additional cost.
Wrapped in the spectacular environment of the Soberania National Park
Rainforest and bordered by the Chagres River, Gamboa Rainforest Resort is an
extraordinary and romantic setting for Panama weddings, receptions and other
special events. Contact the resort directly for more information.
In-room babysitting or child care is available at an additional charge.
Located 35 minutes from Panama City on the Pacific coast, and 30 minutes from
Colon Free Zone on the Caribbean Sea.