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Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant Calle Principal, Santa Catalina 0909 Panama
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#4 of 27 in Santa Catalina
Tiki Lodge Santa Catalina with our almost famous tiki bar and restaurant, make us a top choice for anyone traveling in Panama. Stay in one of our private tiki huts or our air conditioned dorm and enjoy our many common areas with free WiFi, hammocks, kitchen, free breakfast, nightly movies, live entertainment and don’t miss our happy hour with cervezas at a special price, from 5 to 6pm! Surfboard and kayak rentals are available at the lodge and we can organize all your tours and activities including snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, surf lessons and more. We are conveniently located in the center of Santa Catalina providing you with easy access to all of the beaches, markets and the best surf breaks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Natascha wrote a review Mar 2022
Marburg, Germany225 contributions104 helpful votes
I did like the Tiki Lodge. Location is great, the staff is friendly and the dorm and bathrooms were always clean. It is a bit sad that reception opens so late in the mornings and I found it weird that our bathrooms were also the bathrooms of the restaurant's guests. They could watch us brushing our teeth while having their dinner. A bit strange. But if you don't mind that, the place is great. I would stay here again. You can also rent surf gear from them and they help you book tours.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Delia wrote a review Oct 2020
Majorca, Spain13 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at Tiki Lodge for around 3 weeks last year. My sister and I were first staying in one of the cabins, which is good if you want privacy, and to be surrounded by nature. After a few days, when the dorm was available for the two of us we moved there and I actually liked it better there. There were very nice and comfortable wooden bunk beds, which seemed to be larger than most hostel bunk beds. They all had an individual light, plug, small nightstand and a curtain for privacy. Plus, you have a locker in the dorm which is always good for keeping your most valuable things. I ended up staying two more weeks than we had first planned! Yann, the owner, is a super nice guy, who fluently speaks English, French and Spanish (probably even other languages too). He would be there most of the time -except at night- and always happy to help, provide anything we needed and make sure that everything runs smoothly. He would spend many hours a day fixing and re-building some of the common areas, which were highly improved after he had worked on them. So I assume that by now (a year later), everything is renewed and looking great. They also offer delicious food at the restaurant, although not the cheapest in town... Veggie burgers are delicious!!! By the time I left they were building a bar besides the restaurant, and it seemed like it would be a cool place too for snacks and drinks. I think the place was really good in terms of quality-price, but like most places there were some things that could be improved and I'm sure they must have already worked on it or they will soon. Since I was backpacking and travelling for a long time, I was looking for places where I could cook. Tiki Lodge has a kitchen, with -very- basic utensils. So you could cook and prep some basic meals, but it would many times be not so clean, there was really poor light in the kitchen, and it was just not a very nice area to hang around. But I'm sure it has been upgraded!!! For those looking for great WIFI all over the place, just keep in mind that most of the times you would only have access to Wifi in the main area, the restaurant, and it wasn't a super great connection. Anyway, it's quite hard to find good Wifi in town. It's just best to go out and enjoy the beautiful diving in Coiba and going Surfing and playa Arrimadero! :) I VERY MUCH RECOMMEND TIKI LODGE IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NICE PLACE TO STAY, WHERE YOU'D FEEL LIKE HOME, AT A FAIR PRICE, AND WITH DELICIOUS FOOD AVAILABLE!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Chanelle R wrote a review Jan 2020
Edmonton, Canada32 contributions28 helpful votes
Food was decent. Waited about 30min before we got approached, ordered and they brought half the drinks but not the rest. We weren’t impatient and kept playing cards but at some point requested for the rest of our drinks. Then we waited another hour or so for our food. By that time our drinks had been empty forever and the server didn’t ask for refills and it took so long we didn’t even bother. If you go, prepare to order quick, don’t be shy to request again and again to get your stuff and if you have young kids or hungry people in the group bring some snacks to calm their appetite. Otherwise our food was good and it’s pretty open and nice atmosphere !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
FansfromFlorida wrote a review Jan 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida44 contributions10 helpful votes
We didn't stay here but I will say there hand-made nectars and ingredients in their cocktails were top-notch. We went back multiple nights for mojitos. The drinks take a while to make but they are worth it!
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Date of stay: December 2019
maitea1313 wrote a review Nov 2019
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions49 helpful votes
We were supposed to stay only for 2 nights and decided to extend. The hostel offers little bungalows and a very nice and clean dorm with AC. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice mattress, curtains on both sides for privacy, a lamp, plug and a locker. Showers and bathroom always clean. A kitchen with all you need. He also has a restaurant with great food, highly recommended for their so tasty vegetarian hamburger!!! just YUMMY!! The owner, Yann, a French guy and real traveler, has been always helping us. He also rents surf boards! The place to stay in Santa Catalina with any doubt!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$28 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PanamaVeraguas ProvinceSanta Catalina
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Catalina (0.4 km), Playa Arrimadero (0.4 km), and Adventures Coiba Snorkel And Island Tour (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Encuentro, La Vieja Panaderia, and Bannaba.
Is Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Santa Catalina.
Are pets allowed at Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.