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Canopy Tower

Certificate of Excellence
Semaphore Hill Road | Soberania National Park, Panama City 0832-2701, Panama
Canopy Tower
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you ever wish or dream of spending a few days in the middle of a jungle in relative comfort, then Canopy Tower is the place to go to, and you will come very close to making this dream or wish come true. Though not really in the middle of the jungle per se, it is located inside a national... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Canopy Tower is a terrific place to vacation for animal and bird lovers. The Tower itself is an Air Force radar station converted into 2 floors of bedrooms, a top floor observation deck and a bottom floor shop and administrative offices. It's rustic but comfortable. The wildlife is everywhere around the tower and most of the day trips involve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am not a birder but wanted to experience something new in Panama and this was a wonderful way to do so. Staff was nice and helpful. Accommodations are a bit rustic and with steps but coming here is truly all about the birds.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did not stay there, as it gets booked up many months in advance, but managed to get on an afternoon tour with a lunch thrown in. At the top one has a unique perspective into the lives of birds and mammals that spend most of their time in the canopy. There is forest as far as the eye can... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrived at Canopy Tower on February 1st, 2015, for our week long adventure, and were warmly greeted by Carlos and Jenn. After a beautiful lunch we headed off to Summit Ponds with our guide, Michael. He was wonderfully talented, and we saw so many birds on our first afternoon. After two days, our guide was Alexis, who was equally... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I loved everything about this place, so my rating is not of my experience there but of the property itself, which is quirky, unique, and not the best choice for everyone. The strongest feature is the staff, all of whom were friendly, helpful, and professional. Meals were a pleasure, whether on-site or packed for the field. The location is ideal,... More 

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