In a Nutshell
Tucked deep in the Soberania National Park, the spectacular Gamboa Resort is surrounded by an ocean of lush foliage teeming with tropical birds, monkeys, sloth and other rainforest regulars. The impressive lobby boasts magnetic views over the Panama Canal and Chagres River through huge panoramic windows while life-size crane sculptures hang overhead and a stream cascades through a three-story tropical atrium, flowing into the swimming pool below. Rooms are spacious, with tropical furnishings, satellite TV, air conditioning, and private balconies with hammocks. There is an upscale, a la carte restaurant, a more familiar buffet restaurant, and two bars with snack menus. A sparkling, two-level swimming pool, spa, rainforest aerial tram, and gift shop selling local handcrafts round up the offer.
Our rating: 4*
Location: On the banks of the Panama Canal, 20 minutes from Panama City
In the rooms (164): Private bathroom with hair dryer and bathrobes; one king or two double beds; air conditioning; ceiling fan; satellite TV; DVD player; telephone; mini fridge; coffee maker; desk; safe; balcony with hammock; Wi-Fi
Guest services: Three restaurants; two bars; 24-hour room service; swimming pool; wading pool for children; tennis court; fitness center; spa; beauty salon; disco; library; gift shop; aerial tram; laundry service; business center; marina with fishing boats and kayaks
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