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Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge

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Lake Gatun, Panama Canal, Gamboa, Panama
Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laporte, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First off, the entire staff was knowledgable and went out of their way to ensure our entire family had the best and safest experience as possible. We were picked up from our hotel and transported to the jungle lodge's boat. We then took a tour of the surrounding islands (beautiful!!!) for the next couple oh hours. I really appreciated how... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had mixed feelings. It's a wonderful setting in the jungle and it's a good experience to go out on the boat and kayaks to see animals. The guides were helpful and gave us a good long trip. We thought the food was very tasty too. But what upset us is that they catch the wild animals (caiman, iguana) which... More 

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bigriver63, Owner at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge, responded to this review

The monkeys that we interact with were introduced to the islands that we visit to see them. They have become accostumed to the many boats that tour the lake. In short they are semi domesticated. Wild monkeys that roam the main land will not come onboard nor would you want them to. You do need to take care and we... More 

Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend invited us along on her planned trip to Panama City for her fiftieth birthday, and was really excited about taking the Jungle Land tour. My husband and I were almost relieved when it looked like the tour might not happen - neither of us knew how to kayak, and both of us barely swim. And I'm a bit... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done the Monkey Tour Day Trip with Jungle Land, and decided to do the overnight stay. We had a GREAT time!!! On top of all the extra activities (Kayaking, Fishing, Night Tour), the rooms were nice, beds super comfortable, and food was great. Neil and Segina, who helped run the tour and lodge were fabulous!!

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Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Panama to celebrate my 50th birthday, and staying at the lodge was the highlight of my trip. Since all of the other reviews have hit on the basics of staying overnight at the lodge, I'll focus on service. Juan was our tour guide, but he was so much more than that. He truly loves his home country... More 

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Anacortes, Washington, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, and enjoyed every minute of our time, from our pick up in Gamboa and our drop off at the end of our stay. We were able to have a close up visit with monkeys on the way to the lodge...something that we will never forget. We experienced a night time crocodile hunt, a guided trek... More 

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Key West, Florida
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46 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a large group of 19 ladies. We enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of all the staff. We have a upstairs balcony room. The breezes were wonderful. The fan also helped in warmer times. This type of accommodation may not be for everyone, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was very good. The beverages were unlimited and stocked with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After sifting through all the reviews for the general area, this place got the best reviews so we decided to book for one night. We had been in "jungle" areas before, and I had been warned that it was touristy in this section of Panama but I had no idea HOW touristy. Pros - it's located in jungle. If you... More 

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bigriver63, Owner at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge, responded to this review

During the high season some days are busier than others with the day trippers. We are currently in negociations with the Canal Authority to lease an Island property. If we are succesful the day trippers will not visit the lodge. Currently guests that spend more than one day have additional activities away from the day trippers such as hiking and... More 

New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
84 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is really cool. I highly recommend it for couples, families, and solo travelers such as myself. The room, while simple, is comfortable. I highly suggest taking one of the deluxe rooms, which provides you with a private balcony with a hammock overlooking the jungle. The meals, prepared by Panamanian cooks, are tasty and filling. The staff are all... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What a great experience. This floating lodge is moored in a isolated channel of Gatun Lake (the large lake created for the Panama Canal). Rooms are rustic but very clean. Windows are screened so you can hear all of the great sounds of nature. Beds are comfortable. The hammock on the balcony and upstairs in the hammock "room" are divine.... More 

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