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Semaphore Hill Road | Soberania National Park, Panama City 0832-2701, Panama
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Canopy Tower
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Drexel Hill, Pa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came the middle of June on a 7 day package to see the endemic birds of Panama. There were birding trips every morning and afternoon with a siesta time in between. Food was excellently prepared, lots of fruit and vegetables, interesting meat sauces and not spicy. It took me 24hrs to adapt to the climate; it was hot and... More

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Texas, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent 5 days at the Canopy Tower at the end of March and as a birdwatcher, it was heavenly. Most of the other reviews are very accurate. I stayed in a single room, which was small, but comfortable. There is a bit of interior noise as the doors to the room are made of wooden slats like a window... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a weeks stay at Canopy Tower in Gamboa, Panama. What a tremendous trip! We chose the "Birds of Canopy Tower" 7 night package and it was everything promised on the website and more. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the food was great. We met lots of interesting fellow birders during our... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The tower is a mecca for birders from all over the world. Generally speaking the group we were with spotted upwards of 35 new birds per day. Mammals: we saw two and three toed sloths, monkeys, possums, coatis, capybaras and agoutis. The guided walks were fascinating, particularly the night tour, but the highlight had to be watching the sunset from... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One would be hard pressed to find a better place to do some serious birding and enjoy a unique experience at this remarkable eco-lodge. The local guides know their birds! It was impressive to hear them make bird calls and they know the best places to bird. The accommodations are basic but comfortable enough. The food was very good, with... More

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Gainesville, VA
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were here with a birding tour company and found the whole experience to be wonderful. The guides were excellent, knew where to find the birds, how to call them in for us to see and could pick out birds just by hearing their calls. The food is very good, no complaints. Please note that you must be able to... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Everything about my seven day stay at Canopy Tower was positive. The staff members with whom I had contact were most helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. Customer service is obviously a priority with the Canopy Family, and I always felt that staff members were doing all in their power to make my stay a positive experience for me. All of the... More

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Lima, Lima, Peru
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I find it diifficult to give the Canopy Tower a review that does it justice. It certainly occupies a very unique location inside Soberanía National Park. The wildlife- and birdwatching in the vicinity are spectacular. We had great sightings, especially along Pipeline Road and Semaphore Hill Road, which are close by (Semaphore Road actually leads right to the Canopy Tower).... More

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CanopyFamily, General Manager at Canopy Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property; all reviews, whether positive or negative are welcome, to ensure we continuously improve our products and service. Canopy Tower is a former US Air Force radar station, that being one of our attractions in itself, along with the birds. We have never claimed to be a 7-star... More

Top Contributor
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84 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is an amazing and quite unique place to stay and if you are interested in birds it is a must. The guides are brilliant especially Michael who is probably one of the best guides I've ever come across. You must be able to do stairs as it is all arranged around a circular building with bedrooms on the second... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Other reviewers have summarized the physical description of Canopy Tower. It is a unique place to stay. Ability to handle stairs easily is a requirement, but our accommodations were clean with all the necessities provided. As advertised, there are differences in the room sizes, but Harpy Eagle (including a private bathroom) was very nice. The buffet-style meals were filling and... More

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Address: Semaphore Hill Road | Soberania National Park, Panama City 0832-2701, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Also Known As:
Canopy Tower Hotel Panama City
Canopy Tower Panama/Panama City

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