Welcome to the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Tucked deep in the mystical Soberanía National Park at the meeting place of the Chagres River and the Panama Canal, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is an exceptional destination. It’s where contemporary comfort and warm, fascinating adventures come together to offer the best accommodation for experiencing the unspoiled beauty of the Panamanian rainforest.

Just 30 minutes from Panama City on 340 acres overlooking the Panama Canal, you can commune with nature in a pristine environment that explorers and pirates once tread. Each of our well-appointed, eco- lodge-style rooms and suites offers an authentic and relaxing escape from the bustle and distractions of everyday life.

From exhilarating aerial tram rides, night safaris on the Chagres River and Panama Canal kayaking adventures to guided boat tours, fishing expeditions and much more, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is an exotic vacation sanctuary, where individuals, groups and families enjoy memories to last a lifetime.

Gamboa, 25 kilometers from Panama City, now seems frozen in time: it is the best preserved of all the towns of the old Panama Canal Company. No glass towers and shopping malls, nor have beautified the terse houses of the 30’s and 40’s. Gamboa remains an open place without fences, claims or commercialism.
— Eduardo Tejeira Davis

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Family Safari Package

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Our Accommodations

From exhilarating aerial tram rides, night safaris on the Chagres River and Panama Canal kayaking adventures to guided boat tours, fishing expeditions and much more, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is an exotic vacation sanctuary, where individuals, groups and families enjoy memories to last a lifetime. 

Deluxe Garden View Room

Nestled among our lush gardens, Deluxe Garden view rooms are perfect for travelers seeking comfort but not requiring the added space of a balcony. 

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Deluxe River View Room

Our River view rooms include private balcony with the lovely view of the Chagres River and the amazing Panamanian Rainforest.

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Family Loft

Our Family lofts contain two floors and are ideal for families with children. On the first floor, the main room with a king size bed, a living area, and bathroom.

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Suite

The perfect escape for couples who seek to unplug. Our one-bedroom Suite features a master bedroom with a King size bed, a separate living room, a private balcony with a spectacular view of the Chagres River, and a full-size bathroom.

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Did You Know?

The Gamboa Rainforest Reserve design is inspired by the former Hotel Tivoli, whose construction began in 1905 and opened to the public in 1907. It was located at the foot of ancon hill and had many famous guests during its existence, like President Theodore Roosevelt in December of 1906 right before its opening.

 

The Soberanía National Park

A 55,000-acre unique tropical ecosystem. It has been protected for almost a century as part of the panama canal basin, with large tracts of lowland tropical rainforest.

 

Activities

Enjoy the best activities in Panama.

Hiking Trails

Embera Community

Birdwatching

Aerial Tram

Nature Labs & Sloth Sanctuary

Freshwater Fishing

An Unmatched Location

Corregimiento de Cristobal, Colon, IA 5
Panama, Panama 7338

Phone: 507-314-5000