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Palmar Tent Lodge

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Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pro: - The owners are nice and helpful - fun experience - very ecologically balanced - loved the rainwater showers Neg: - Tents were really sticky and quite humid all the time, so nothing ever gets dry and everything starts to smell after two to three days, especially when it's raining. - The Tours are not really organised by the... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to start this review by saying that I never slept at Palmar Tent Lodge and that I do not like beaches. Explaining why do I love Palmar and Red Frog Beach, where it is located, will require an effort, or talent, I am not sure I have or can provide. Most of the staff at Palmar are volunteers:... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, amazing food + drinks and great company...need I say more? The Palmar Tent Lodge is the perfect getaway whether you are looking for a family vacation, honeymoon or even traveling solo. The attentive staff and eco-minded establishment will assure you are not disappointed with your experience in the beautiful Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Relax and enjoy nature at... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While looking for somewhere to stay prior to our trip, we stumbled upon Palmar Tent Lodge and booked it online. We were pretty excited, but we had no idea how amazing this place would be until we arrived. Palmar is snuggled between a big beautiful beach and the jungle. At night you can hear the crash of waves and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights last year. If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to camp (comfortably) on a remote paradise island then this is place for you. The adventures starts in Bocas del Toro where you can take a small motorized water taxi and then you will walk about 5 mins... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at Palmar Lodge was a trip to remember for good. I spent three nights at the dorm. This lodge is the ideal place to connect with nature, relax and meet amazing people coming from all over the world. Palmar Lodge really defines what an eco-tourist hotel should be: energy is generated through solar panels and owners are closely... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palmar Tent Lodge is an unbelievable place to vacation. The location is ideal and the tents super comfortable. Even the boat ride over is fun. We had a slight medical situation (nothing to do with the lodge) and the staff could not have been more helpful and attentive. They bent over backwards to help us. What an incredible group... More 

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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent four nights at the Palmar and absolutely loved it. This spot is an self-sustained, tent lodge nestled in the middle of Bastimento Island. The tents and dorms are surrounded by lush green jungle and the lodge is parked right on Red Frog Beach. With only solar powering the place, rain water showers, and no guest wifi (this is... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at Palmar was nothing short of incredible. Now, if you are looking for a fancy hotel, this isn't it. The tents are basic, there is no wifi, and you WILL end up sleeping with some sand in your bed. But if you are excited about the idea of "glamping" on a beautiful, pristine beach full of new friends,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the palmar tent lodge is just perfect - next to the most beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise water! The tents are realy nice and the stuff is so kind! Bring enough money with you - there is no ATM...

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