The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is set in a stunning location on the Chagras River. The resort is large and comfortable. The rooms are generous with big porches (with hammock), which in our case had resident fruit bats. Our bathroom was generous but the plumbing was dated. There is lots to do related to the visiting the canal and the rainforest. We enjoyed the aerial tram ride to a 90 foot tower -- great views or the forest, canal, and resort. We found the staff to be responsive and polite.
We had a problem with information -- where things were, when they were open and how much they cost -- simple things like towels for the pool. Also, food is an issue. Generally, it was good but expensive and the service was slow. We were always steered to the buffet ($24) even if we just wanted a sandwich. One morning we were told that if we wanted service we had to use the buffet, not the continental breakfast or the other items listed on the menu.
In general, the location trumps all else. However, booked as 5 star, the resort is less than that.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking