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At the heart of the lush Panamanian rainforest is the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Gamboa has all the facilities of a luxury resort nestled in the heart of the Panama Canal, under the Sovereignty National Park and on the convergence with the Chagres River, all only 30 minutes from the city.

The Resort was opened in 2000, at the dawn of the new century, and developed a property that combines the splendor and facilities of a luxury hotel with the freshness and beauty of the rainforest. The Resort is full of biodiversity that will fill your senses, and provide an exceptional experience that will linger in the memory.

All those who seek the meaning of the word "unique and different" will find the Gamboa Rainforest Resort uniquely attractive to enjoy the hospitality and facilities.

These rooms overlook the Chagres River and National Park and are simply amazing and relaxing. The rooms, like all others, have private balcony with hammock, one king or two double beds, cable TV, mini bar, voice mail phones, bathroom with shower, coffee and closet.

Ideal for families with children. These suites have two floors, a master bedroom with a king size bed and modern bathroom with embroidered robes, and a loft connected by a spiral staircase, which has two Twin size beds and another bathroom. The Resort offers a total of thirteen of these rooms and all are located on the highest level of the Resort.

This Suite is unique in the Resort. The most luxurious and spacious in the hotel, with a kitchenette and a loft with two twin beds on each floor. It has a bathroom with embroidered bathrobes.The room is also located in a very privileged place in the highest level of the main building, with the best view of the river and the rainforest.

Especially for the traveler who enjoys the contact with nature and physical activity, these 34 apartments are located next to the Resort's main building. Built of historical wood in the year 1930 for officers of the Panama Canal Administration, these unique villas have been carefully renovated, decorated and furnished. All apartments in villas have hardwood floors, living room, kitchen, coffee maker, satellite TV and ceiling fans as well as air conditioning units.

The main restaurant is open daily. It offers international cuisine buffet style or a la carte with theme nights.

Located at the marina, with spectacular views of the ships transiting the Panama Canal. Tropical cuisine a la carte.

Perfect for a romantic dinner or private party, the chef will provide you with only gourmet specialties as well as a large selection of fine wines from around the world.

Located in the lobby with live music. From the terrace of the bar enjoy a magnificent view of the National Sovereignty Park.

Swim up to the bar and enjoy our cocktails and tropical juices.

Resort Amenities
In the lower part of the property is the famous Gamboa pool. It is divided into two parts, for children with a depth of 1 foot and deeper 5 foot adults. Every Sunday join in the water volleyball games. The perfect place for fun.

In the Ocean Business Center take advantage of the use of computers, Internet, printer and fax. This open daily.

In Zoovenirs you can find a wide variety of products such as the famous Taguas of the Embera Indians, National Crafts, colorful Kuna Indian Molas of our books, baskets, Cocobolo wood products, to newspapers and pharmacy. All you could need is found in the Gift Shop.

At the heart of the rainforest of Panama, there is a place where the scene of mother nature and the human spirit create the ideal place to rejuvenate body and soul. The Gamboa Spa offers guests a quiet, serene place to be pampered and revitalized. Using treatments of natural herbs, minerals and ancestral secrets of local Indian tribes, let the spa take you to another level of relaxation and renewal.

* Games in the pool
* Hiking
* Biking
* Kayaking on the Chagres River
* Board games
* Observing wildlife in Ecological Chiva
* Taichi Classes
* Yoga Classes

You may make a journey of 1.2 km on the only cable car of Panama through the rainforest, learning and enjoying the wonderful flora and fauna. After about 20 minutes of ascent from the first station you will reach the summit of Cerro Pelado where you walk a small path that will lead you to the Observation Tower, which has 10 levels on a spiral ramp.

Throughout the tour you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain what you observe in your environment, enabling you to learn about the different species of the place. As you climb more see more of the Chagres River, part of the Panama Canal, and the Embera Indian Village and Town. Gamboa surrounded by lush vegetation and stunning scenery that frames the genuine sky. After you completion of the cable car visit the ecological exhibits that include an aquarium, butterflies, snakes and orchids.

From the water activities the most favorite is Monkey Island. Starting from the Marina depart to Lake Gatun in the Panama Canal. Tour the islands and channels where you can find lush flora and fauna, white faced and howler monkeys, birds of different species. Spy turtles, shy but courageous at a time, alligators and crocodiles that proudly perch in the fresh water of the lake. This enchanting tour is ideal for nature lovers.

The Pipeline Road is known worldwide for specializing in birdwatching, including a variety of species, sizes, colors and songs can be found in this famous place. The pipeline plan was used in the 2nd World War and would have never imagined that today would be one of the main sites for the fascinating activity of birdwatching.

Here you will find not only birds but also insects, mammals and other species of animals living in the woods, both will be trapped under the huge canopy of trees. Feel a part of this paradise and join the bird lovers, and discover wonderful creatures that delight us with their beauty.

Those who love fishing do not hesitate to participate in this tour where you will only limits. Gatun Lake will provide you with a variety of fish species such as Sergeant, Oscar, and Tarpon, among others.

Ideal for families wishing to spend a day together, friends who wish to participate in fishing tournaments or anyone who wants to spend a pleasant moment in the warm waters of Gatun Lake. On this tour fishing gear, the captain, soft drinks, sandwiches and water are included.

Departing from the Marina to Lake Gatun, do a boat tour on the different islands and islets and channels. Take a walk of about 30 minutes round trip in the woods where you'll find the ruins of what was once a radio station used during the Second World War. The combination of history and nature will trap you in its splendor.

If time is pressing, take a mini tour of the Chagres. The calm waters of the Chagres River allows you to sail under its charm. Surrounded by vegetation and endless species of animals, you will fall in love with the history and wild adventure of this river. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this discovery in the enigmatic waters of the Chagres.

Have you asked yourself what happens to wildlife while I sleep? ... This tour can answer your questions. Perfect for lovers of adventure and mystery of the night. This safari goes in search of flora and fauna by the Chagres River. Discover wildlife in a unique environment, prepare for an unusual experience!

For those who love a walk in the woods the Resort recommends this trail along the Chagres River. Breathe fresh air and revel in all the tranquility and peace that prevails in this place.

If you are a person who loves sports, get an adrenaline rush in this opportunity to enter the waters of the Panama Canal. The famous Panama Canal holds unusual and original kayaking. Discover the famous Panama Canal on this unique journey.

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A jungle river in the rainforest

Encounter Panama

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore El Valle's forested trails
  • Transit through the Panama Canal
  • Enjoy the Gamboa Rainforest Resort
  • Visit the Embera community
Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Ziplining
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