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Palmar Beach Lodge

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came over to Palmar for just one night as were staying on nearby Carinero for a few days. I absolutely loved it from the minute we arrived - the philosophy and vibe here really is unique and unlike anywhere else I've ever been, they've got it absolutely spot on. We had such a warm welcome and quickly found our...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting the overnight bus, then a water taxi, then waiting for another water taxi I was wondering why I didn't just go to a beach close to Panama city, but when I arrived at Palmar I was sooo happy I'd made the effort. It's so peaceful, right on beautiful Red Frog beach. I stayed in the dorm which was...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend spent 4 unfortgettable days at the Palmar Lodge, at Red frog beach. Our experience throughout was truly great: We stayed in one of the tents, and they were comfortable, clean, spacious and oh so cool! The food at the restaurant was really tasty and they also have brilliant happy hour. The beach is literally 20 meters...

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, 8-yr-old daughter, and I visited Palmar a couple of weeks before Christmas and enjoyed a wonderful 5 days/nights there. Advice from other visitors helped us prepare for tropical beach life there (stay barefoot, best way to dry damp clothes is to wear them, etc.) I had not spent that much time barefoot for many years, and the nice...

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Thank jwb828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the people here! The staff was so amazing. They have a great beach, and walking distance to 3 other beautiful beaches. The rooms are too perfect. The restaurant is so yummy. 100% chance i would go back here.

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Quesnel, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited red frog beach march 5/27 and came across this restaurant. We ordered multiple drinks and food at the restaurant. You need to ask for the bathroom key from the staff. The staff were very reluctant to allow us to use the bathroom key and repeatedly asked if we were staying at the hotel. Super bizarre after spending a...

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PalmarBeachLodge, Owner at Palmar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kendo, This is part of our safety and water conservation policy. We are very happy to hear that it was carried out properly! Our staff did exactly what they are supposed to do. We are primarily an eco-lodge, not a restaurant (as indicated by the name). There are many reasons why we can't just let anyone use our toilets....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Don't stay in bocas town, it's charmless and ugly. Instead stay here on bastimentos and particularly at palmar lodge. The tents in the jungle are perfect, the food is great and you're right on the beach. This place also easily has the best, most friendly and welcoming staff of anywhere we have stayed in panama. The vibe is perfect.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Palmar. Whether its raining or shining or switching in between there is always something to enjoy. The natural setting is just awesome. On the walk from the boat dock in the mangrove estuaries across the island to Palmar on the beach we saw caimen, monkeys, a small cute snake. At Palmar the plants...

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Thank juudes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What a great place! Zen to the Max! Stayed 3 nights in the dorm, clean room, great matras with sounds of jungle all around. Lovely staff.free boat shuttle two Times a day. Food is great but a bit pricy. Wifi works great. Beach very beautiful. There is yoga in the morning and afternoon, great massages as well. I would recommend...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I was really excited about staying here and the setting is beautiful but the service lets it down a bit especially considering that it's not a cheap place. The dorm was big and spacious and the whole place was very clean considering you're basically in the jungle/on the beach with sand everywhere. The volunteer staff weren't very attentive, with the...

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PalmarBeachLodge, Owner at Palmar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mimi, We appreciate the feedback. You are actually the third person to have commented on the lack of attentiveness from a specific group of work-exchange staff which we had working at the bar and restaurant during the holiday season. We hope that you did appreciate the attentiveness of our manager, Juan, and the rest of our local team. It's...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palmar Beach Lodge has eco-friendly, affordable beachfront accommodations that are one of a kind in Bocas del Toro. Spend your days on the beach and your nights falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle and ocean. Accommodations range from fully equipped bungalows to safari style tents and a cabin dorm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palmar Beach Lodge

Address: Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $50 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Palmar Beach Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All tents are far away enough from dining area/bar, so no problems there.”
 of 5 bubbles jwb828, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the tents obvs”
 of 5 bubbles pauldrink2017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The tents are great for a full jungle experience”
 of 5 bubbles 825darrelll, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are private tents that have two beds so if you're a group of 4, i highly suggest”
 of 5 bubbles 8lauryns, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sleep in tents on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles sindres2017, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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