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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I loved this little gem, it's location is beautiful and it has great food. We ate there for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the course of three days and it was wonderful every time. Also a great place to meet other travelers. We didn't stay there but so wish we did! Next time we travel to Bocas,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to stay on bastimientos, a usually nice mix of hip and casual. Tent was extra clean and well thought out, solar shower was adequate, plumbing overall was mostly keeping up to the task. Food was above average, usually better than what was on offer elsewhere and in line with what one might expect to pay for... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach, complete with a bar and restaurant. Located in the middle of Red Frog Beach, this tent lodge has great staff, food and drinks. The surf is good when there's no rip current. The Red Frog Iced Tea is STIFF but good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just completed 18 day's at this beautifully located and unique tent 'hotel' It does what he says on tin (web site) . Aron and his staff are positively helpful and although I make little effort to 'save the planet' - these guys are good . The tents are spacious and the shower and loos work . You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We loved our jungalow in the rainforest. To hear the sounds at night was great. To see the monkeys when standing in the shower was super! Aron and the panamian staff made us and our children feel at home. We were not impressed by the american 'tourist' staff. Unfortunately they do not serve with a smile at all:( guess time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful beachfront haven - we couldn’t have asked for a more fun and relaxing experience. Palmar was able to perfect accommodate our group of 8. My boyfriend and I stayed in a anthropology-worthy tent with a queen size bed, equipped with a large trunk to lock away our valuables. If you’re a couple you have got to try the private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Right next to the beach, Palmar tent lodge is perfect for anyone who is looking for a tranquil, beach getaway. From the main island, isla colon, its a short boat ride and walk in. The price is right. There is a open lodge to buy tasty meals and drinks. The atomThere's a covered, quiet yoga area that you are welcome... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We fell upon this place on google while we were in Bocas Town and we decided to give it a try... BEST DECISION EVER. We were on a short 3-week trip and we would have spent all our 3 weeks there if we didn't have a friend waiting for us in Costa Rica. When you arrive, you hike a short... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

AVOID MEDIOCRITY and stay here! Definitely the best piece of Bocas...This tech-free, beach front, Eco lodge, yoga retreat piece of beauty is undoubtedly somewhere you just get stuck. The tents are beautiful and just private enough if you feel like escaping but the main lodge is like mum's kitchen and the warm heart of Palmar and you'll invariably feel at... More 

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Laquey, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There was 13 of us, my family of 6 and our friends family of 7. Sebastian (one of the owners) was great! we didn't get in until almost midnight, on our drive to get to Bocas Del Toro we got delayed by three separate protests along the way. Sebastian got us our tents that night, then finished checking us in... More 

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