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Manglar Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
andymartin321 Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very nice place, the grounds are beautiful, the rooms nice, the food good. The outside area is very peaceful and a great place to hang out after a day of sight seeing. The staff is very helpful and speak English. The location is a little tough for getting into town, it takes a while for a taxi... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a great hotel, and not only for surfers looking to catch waves at the nearby beach, located only a few meters down the road. Manglar Lodge offers a welcoming atmosphere, clean rooms that are well decorated, spacious showers, and a bar/kitchen with delicious breakfast. For lunch or dinner, try something different and head down to the main road... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

a family with 3 young kids, age between 2 to 11, room is clean and comfortable with hot water, air-con and refrigerator. The restaurant offers good food. We enjoyed very much. Very good idea to have a outdoor shower to clean off all the sand before entering the hotel. good value and recommended. As mentioned by the others before, Ivan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here for a week's surfing trip. This place was great. There are only four rooms so it's really quiet. I think each room has its own private balcony. The lodge also has a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a bar. There's an outside patio area that was nice to use in the evening. The rooms are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed at Manglar Lodge over the Easter Holiday - we were worried that it would be busy and noisy but found that though it was busy during the day, at night it was wonderfully quiet. Ivan and his staff are fantastic. Great food, friendly service. Fantastic wifi connectivity and the satellite tv was a plus given that it rained... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great rooms, good food and a minute to the beach - what could be better? I stayed at Manglar Lodge for two nights back in February and found it to be a great place, just a small, quiet type of hotel that knows how to treat international travelers. I have to admit I was a bit frazzled from traveling a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed at Manglar for 2 nights and proved to be a great location to use as a base to drive to the surrounding areas of El Valle, Coronado, Farallon and Playa Blanca. Very safe and clean hotel with just 4 rooms, located right off the beach at Playa El Palmar. Staff was very friendly, but somewhat English challenged. The food... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed at Manglar for two nights and it was great! We had a great room - very large an dclean. We enjoyed lunch, breakfast, and dinner at their restaurant and the food is great - some of the best we had in the area. A short walk to the beach - its a great location. Highly recommend!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Along with some friends we spent 4 nights here...had a great time. Took day trips and enjoyed meals at the lodge. Manager Omar was very accommodating, spoke very good English, and put up with our lively group with a smile. Rooms were clean and spacious...Thanks for a great stay

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

While not easy to find if you are a tourist and driving (which is insanity in Panama in general), Manglar Lodge is a LOVELY respite....VERY CLEAN, GREAT breakfast (only meal we ate there but we did eat across the street at the Bay Hotel for dinner and it was very nice); good air conditioning that took the edge off of... More

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Address: Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manglar Lodge 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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If you like nature and comfort, you’ll enjoy your stay at Manglar Lodge. Located at El Palmar beach on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, Manglar Lodge offers the visitor four cozy and clean rooms, WiFi, a lounge terrace and gardens where you can relax on the sun, read and watch birds and butterflies. Sometimes you can also see iguanas, squirrels and opossums. The high tides will bring you nice sunsets next to the mangrove and, depending on the river and swell conditions, you can also try kayaking or surfing/bodyboarding. ... more   less 
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