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Canopy Tower

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Semaphore Hill Road | Soberania National Park, Panama City 0832-2701, Panama
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Canopy Tower has been on my "dream list' for several years. We spent four nights in this wonderful repurposed radio tower, enjoying the birds and other wildlife in the area. A Black-and white Owl sat on a branch outside the dining room on two consecutive nights, the birds and mammals early in the morning from the top of the... More 

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RDU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Canopy Tower is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. A Birder's paradise. We did the Birds of Canopy 7-day tour. Stunning in all respects. Schedule can change due to weather so be flexible. The Tower itself is incredible along with it's history. The entire background of the Tower and how it came about is a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spent a week at the Tower as part of a 3 week Canopy Experience tour. Come here for the birds and other wildlife (sloths, armadillos, iguanas, etc.), not for luxury pampering. Visiting during the "off-season" (June-Sept), we got lower rates, less crowds, and very personalized service. During our whole trip, we had a guide to ourselves (just two of... More 

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Fergus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed at the Tower on an extension as part of our recent Birding Tour that included all 3 Canopy properties, TLC, as it's so lovingly nicknamed. The Tower is INCREDIBLE! To see Sloths at eye level! The Canal can be seen in the distance! You're above the Canopy & the 'bird's eyeview' is something EVERYONE must experience. We stayed... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I don't usually write a review until I leave but this time I will make an exception. If you are a birder you MUST come here. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, ditto. It you want piece and quiet with a beautiful view this is your place. Experienced and professional guides that make everyone feel included and at home. Carlos,... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The promise of seeing birds, animals, insects was so true. The staff and food was excellent so were our guides. Found a big insect one night in the bathroom, looked like a toy car running around with full headlights on. It turned out to be a Pyrophorus Click Beetle. Only one thing they forgot to tell us before we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Joined the 2nd butterfly group tour organised by the Canopy Family, moving on from the Canopy Lodge to here. Had heard many stories of this unique building (an ex US Airforce Radar Tower) & location & the reality is so much better. The service & food is exemplary, the guides knowledgeable, helpful & great company. The rooms have everything you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was part of a birding group staying at Canopy Tower in 2007 but TripAdvisor doesn't go back that far, so I clicked 2014. It was the most unique lodging I have ever experienced, and I relished every second. Its history added to the mystique of the place. I enjoyed being on the platform at the top and looking out... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were thrilled to stay at the Canopy Tower, a clean, comfortable and unique place in the middle of a large Panamanian national park. The Tower itself is a re-purposed U.S. Air Force radar tower now used as a hotel with a nature observation deck at its top, a library of materials on the flora and fauna of Central America,... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Canopy Tower is a unique experience. An ecolodge housed in an ex US radar station atop one of the highest hills in the area. Over four tiers it is finished off by a 360 degree observation deck with stunning views over the surrounding national park and above the forest canopy, which allows close up views of the birdlife and even... More 

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