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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrible experience with this hotel. We travel extensively and have never experienced such disregard for our well being as with this stay. The power went out during the day and stayed out throughout the night. The owner/manager left without any notification to us and no explanation. He locked everything up including a gate to exit from the... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Vicky We am really sorry about your experience. power supply on most of the areas of the country of Panama had been a mayor problem a week before you arrive we had mayor power fluctuation affecting even our equipment. that Tuesday power went out during the afternoon in and it came back at 9.45pm I am really sorry that... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small clean friendly lodge with surprisingly good food at the end of a dead end, partially dirt road off the InterAmerican Highway. Shares a small pool with shade and a restaurant with a bigger, not as nice place, Bayview. Be aware of 18 tides on Pacific coast. Surf crashes into sea wall at high tide. Walk 300 yards over rocky/sand... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review. We are glad that you enjoy your stay in our place and enjoy the food in our place. yes tide difference are amazing here every 6 hours the place completely change Just one thing the property in front of us is an independent business from us. we don't share the pool with them thanks Ivan... More 

Denver, Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello thanks for your review. yes tide changes are a mayor concert here if you want to take full advantage of your day at the beach just the manager in shift when is the high tide and which is the best spot to go. About the rate it was a little higher than usual because it was at the beginning... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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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21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us again! is always good to se our guest returning year after year. we are happy that you enjoy our place and the beach of Palmar. Sea turtles are not common here you were lucky Thanks Ivan marquez Owner More 

Guelph, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time and writing a review of our place. we are glad that you enjoy our place and that my tip of visiting the Laguna de San carlos was the highlight of the trip. That is one of my favourite spots around here. I enjoy giving tips and information to our guest so they can have... More 

Peace Dale, RI
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comment I really appreciate it. I always like share my knowledge with our guest so they can have great time in El Palmar. just come by and ask me or omar and we will gave you lots of tips ( places to visit, tide information, surf reports, driving directions ) Ivan Marquez Owner More 

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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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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