We are young couple from Europe (Italy / German) and we stayed one night in Gamboa to visit the Soberania park (pipeline road) and to do a tour on the canal and lake gatun. We decided to stay with Mateo and Beatrice in Gamboa and we really enjoyed staying there and meeting them, they are a very nice couple. Mateo is very funny and ironic, and he makes a lot of pranks. The breakfast was really good, we paid extra 8 USD for dinner cooked.by Beatrice, which was totally worth it. Guests sleep in a very basic wodden garden hut directly attached to the forrest. The garden of the house is very nice and is frequently visited by birds, monkey and roditors. Bathroom with shower for guests is located in a separate hut in the garden. For us it was an adventours and positive experience, but if you are looking for comfort or fear the noises of the jungle then you should stay elsewhere. We reached the house from Panama city by taxi after stopping for 2 hours at the Miraflores dock to visit the canal (whole trip 25 USD). From Mateo's house, we walked into the Soberania national park in Gamboa. In the evening, we had some drinks at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. The day after Mateo brought us to the dock from which we started a boat and kayak tour. We surely can recommend the stay for one or two nights, it is a great alternative to the expensive resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small and quiet bed and breakfast in Gamboa, operated by Mateo and family. Like no other guest accommodations in Gamboa, the large backyard and simple cabins sit nestled next to dense rain forest and adjacent open space— where Mateo has been feeding birds, monkeys, coatis, aguitis and other friends for 15 years. The site is ideal for birdwatching and generally enjoying the nature and tranquility of Gamboa. ... more less