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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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Apopka, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge during a Victor Emanuel Nature Tour. It was a wonderful experience with outstanding birding. Would not hesitate to recommend experiencing this amazing area! All the staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. The guides are extremely knowledgeable with their birding skills.

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hunstville AL, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is from the POV of a natural history lover who is not a birder, with some things others may not mention. We stayed for three nights (three night stay gets you one free guided walk, which was excellent). Yes the place and the views and the birding and the guides and service etc are superb. And pricey ("if... More 

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West Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canopy Tower is a unique birding experience. In a rustic setting: an old military radar tower, the top floor is at the tree line. Sunrise is an experience not to be missed. Sunset offers views of a beautiful new bridge, the city in the distance, and stars we had forgotten could be so bright. The food is excellent.The staff all... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I recently traveled and stayed at the Canopy Tower Soberania National Park. What a wonderful, unique, and special place. We stayed in the Harpy Room (with en-suite bath) but all rooms have wonderful views of the canopy forest. The Room Top is amazing and from there, you can view ships moving through the Panama Canal. Howler monkeys,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about my fantastic experience at the Canopy Tower. The service was great and the food was excellent. Every meal was absolutely delicious. The rooms were clean and comfortable. If you are used to plusher accommodations you might find the rooms a bit spartan. I'll admit I spent very little time in the room because the attractions... More 

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Rivergaro
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63 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here for four days this December and I enjoyed any single minute! Everything is well done, from the moment you arrive you feel like home. This is a tower in the middle of the Soberania National Park, and here you have the opportunity to see, from the tower, the life of the Canopy. The guest are mainly birders... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to engage in full-time birdwatching. It is located in an old U.S. radar station atop a hill in Panama's Soberania National Park, not far from the Panama Canal. The naturalists who lead the excursions are knowledgable, helpful, and genuinely excited about helping customers find the many beautiful birds that live in Panama, and the facility... More 

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CanopyFamily, Guest Relations Manager at Canopy Tower, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us feedback about your stay at the Canopy Tower. We appreciate your kind review and are thrilled that you enjoyed the bird-watching at our most-unique eco-lodge! Please allow us to address your concerns: We do our very best to accommodate all dietary restrictions and preferences at the Canopy Tower. We... More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great experience. You are up on a hill in an old radar station that has been retrofitted into a nice hotel. Nothing luxurious, but everything is clean and service is great. The best part of the hotel is the viewing desk on the top floor. You are at the canopy level of the forest, with the opportunity to see monkeys,... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked the Tower as part of a birding package recommended by 2 couples who have also stayed here. Due to the uniqueness of its initial construction as a radar tower, it's make-over into an eco lodge makes it a really great place to stay to enjoy the ambiance of the Panama jungle, as well as to view its unique... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Strange and wonderful place, so close to nature. Pretty bare bones. Interesting people, especially lots of great bird enthusiasts. Gets a little expensive when you're there for just a night or two, as "tours" aka activities are $85/pp and up, which for a family of four gets to be a lot. They were lovely and as generous as possible though.... More 

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