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Manglar Lodge

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Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quiet little place at the end of the road off the PanAm Highway. It was peaceful and relaxing, a good respite after three days in Panama City. There was a bar and restaurant on the premises; we partook of the beer, but the bar/restaurant closed before 8:30 the Saturday night we were there. We ate dinner at... More 

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Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a problem with the booking, they doubled and we could not stay . We were offered to stay in another hotel nearby called Bellamar that meets the basic to hang out on the beach , service was very good nonetheless . My boyfriend and I hope to go to Manglar Lodge and enjoy it . We Tried just... More 

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Mt. Vernon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to Panama City and got on a bus for an hour or so ride to San Carlos to spend our first night at Manglar Lodge. This is our second visit to this place. The rooms are comfortable with AC and a TV and a small balcony. The food is excellent with a variety of choices and reasonably priced.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in three different hotels in Panama, and Manglar Lodge was absolutely my favourite far and away. We were really unsure what we were getting into going to El Palmar - we just wanted to get to a beach and go surfing, and choosing a place to stay where there are only a few accommodations can be sketchy. But... More 

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Peace Dale, RI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint place! Only 4 rooms and a restaurant. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Good food and guard cats on the stairs. A better view of the ocean would be nice, but Ivan shares his knowledge of the beach. I caught some great waves - body surfing- today. There was a class of surf boarders there on the beach... More 

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toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the end of a one-lane road, Manglar Lodge is a quiet place with comfortable, clean, modern rooms and very helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay here but were disappointed with the beach and its rocky shore that is geared more for surfers.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Off of the beaten path, beautiful modern intimate rooms, and friendly staff all adds up to a terrific couples or family getaway place... Meals at the intimate small hotel were very good, and the amenities were impeccable.... Also, walk across the street to eat on the water...... the beaches there are more for surfers instead of going walking etc... Manglar... More 

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SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ivan, the manager, was happy to inform us about surfing and anything else. He is obviously there (lives there!) because he loves that beach. The beach is an interesting place with a huge and fascinating difference between high and low tides. The Manglar Lodge has a great and cozy bar area and a homey atmosphere. Ivan is helpful in either... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thank goodness for Ivan and the Manglar Lodge. After booking at another resort in the area and receiving a less-than-welcoming reception, we fled to the Manglar Lodge. Ivan and his staff were so accommodating and helpful! The rooms are large with big bathrooms, really comfortable bedding and beautiful decor. The entire facility is decorating with photographs from throughout Panama taken... More 

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

xcellent place for accommodation, I decided to stay at this hotel for the real good reviews of this place, and my experience was excellent, very comfortable, clean beds, the room super clean and with photographs of the typical costume of Panamanian women THE POLLERAS, excellent service, most staff speak English, have a small restaurant where everything they serve is great,... More 

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