Panama Canal Journals

Two Weeks in Panama

A December 2004 trip to Panama Canal by trex

Royal Decameron Photo, Panama Canal, Panama More Photos
Quote: We spent around 2 weeks in Panama. The first week was at the Royal Decameron Resort on the Pacific Coast. The second week was at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

Two Weeks in Panama


The beach at the Royal Decameron was very good. We drove up to El Valle one day, and it was well worth the trip. The Gamboa RainForest Resort was excellent, as were all of the activities at the resort. The exhibits at Gamboa were good, the aerial tram was great, the spa was great, and the Monkey Island tour and fishing tour were super. We drove to Portobelo and Isla Grande one day, which was worth the trip. We visited the Miraflores Locks, which was very good, and drove into Panama City one day and visited Casja Veijo and the Amador Causeway, which were also great. Overall, we had a wonderful trip.Quick Tips: I would suggest renting a car if you are not afraid of driving in a f...Read More
Royal Decameron Photo, Panama Canal, Panama
Best Things Nearby:The beach, the golf course, and El Valle were the best things.Best Things About the Resort:The beach was wonderful; the all-inclusive deal was quite good considering the price; and the pool and grounds were great.Resort Experience:The Royal Decameron is about 80 miles from Panama City. It is on the beach at Playa Blanca. The beach is a great beach. The resort is quite huge, with five restaurants, several bars, a casino, an activity center, a spa, and a huge pool. There are numerous buildings, which are mostly three stories tall. Most units face the beach and have a balcony. The units are hotel rooms, and the resort has an all-inclusive...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 27, 2004

Royal Decameron
115 Kilometros A Panama
Panama Canal, Panama 507

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Hotel | "Gamboa Rainforest Resort at Panama Canal"

Best Things Nearby:Rainforest, exhibits, an aerial tram, the summit gardens, Panama Canal, and Panama City are nearby.Best Things About the Resort:It is a wonderful resort, with a great pool, great service, nice exhibits, great activities, nice rooms, and good food. It is very scenic.Resort Experience:The resort is about 50 miles from Panama City and is located in the rain forest on Lake Gatun. It is made up of two areas, the main resort and the historical villas. The resort has huge windows overlooking Lake Gatun and the rainforest. The rooms are great. We stayed in a hotel room but could have stayed in the historic villas, which were a short walk away...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 27, 2004

Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Boulevard Goethals
Gamboa, Colon, Panama 7338
(507) 314-5000