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Manglar Lodge

3.0 of 5 Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Room was not clean. Door to balcony was cracked in several places and you could see the outdoors from indoors through it! Management was nonexistent and the view was of another hotel. We only stayed 1 of the 2 nights reserved and took the loss. That is how unhappy we were with this establishment.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I decided to spend a few days in Panama after completing an 8-day birding trip in another part of the country. We found this lodge on TripAdvisor with good reviews, and reasonable prices, and decided to stay here. Their website gives clear directions to the lodge. Make sure you follow them carefully. There are only 4 rooms... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Manglar was our introduction to Panama. After renting a car in PC we drove the 2~ hours out to San Carlos. As others mentioned, it is easy to drive past the street that leads to the lodge--we did, but realized it fairly quickly, and with a good guess we ended up on the right road that wound down towards the... More 

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Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 4
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