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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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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Canopy Tower has an extremely special place in my heart now. It was very hard to leave. You are surrounded by stunning beauty outside every window. For someone who has never traveled to the tropics before, I can't imagine a better introduction to the rainforest. The building itself is an amazing use of an old radar station, making it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Canopy Tower, part of the Canopy Family, is unique in many ways. 360 degree views atop the jungle canopy - observe birds from above without craning your neck... An exceptional staff and comfortable accommodations with traditional Panamanian meals. A true delight within easy reach of Panama City (can be seen from atop the tower) and access to the canal... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You have created a wonderful place and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your staff, guides and drivers were all excellent and they love what they do and it shows. It is obvious you have a gift for what you do and love it – always a good combination. Our room was wonderful, great food and our birding... More 

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Caz, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Canopy Tower after visiting the Canopy Lodge. It was a very different experience but enjoyable in its own way. The tower is a former US military facility. It is big and blue and has 10 sides so the rooms go around in a circle and each one is a little piece of the pie.... More 

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