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Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Palmar Tent Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and teenage daughter had an awesome stay at the Palmar in April 2014. We were part of the Give and Surf volunteer program which uses the resort for lodging (checkout the giveandsurf.org website to see their great work). The Palmar was in the process of changing hands so both sets of owners were there. The new team, Aaron... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent five wonderful days here in October 2013. We weren't sure what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. It is the perfect place to relax, play and enjoy all that nature has to offer. The ocean is beautiful and the swimming is great. The owners have done a wonderful job making this place ecofriendly. The restaurant is terrific... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an amazing place to stay. I stayed in the 6 bed dorm as I was a solo traveller. It was cheap. The room was huge and had plenty of space for beds, lockers and places to hang your clothes. The ceilings are high and the room had heaps of air. I was initially worried about the mosquitoes but they... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Palmar tent lodge for four nights in a dorm. The place was located on the beach, the food from the restaurant was great, and day trip we took with the manager Ben was fantastic. It did cost at the higher end of dorm lodging, especially when the facilities like showers did not function very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palmar Lodge is very well located but unfortunately doesn't offer great service. Although all of the staff is nice, they are poorly organized. All of the front desk staff are volunteers and it shows that none has a service orientation. Food is average (and served on paper plates - in an Eco-friendly lodge??) and the lunch simply too expensive for... More

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PalmarTentLodge, Owner at Palmar Tent Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. We are currently training new staff and apologize if that came across as disorganized. We are also working on a new lunch menu and appreciate your feedback on pricing. Regarding the paper plates, this is definitely not our normal standard. We have been dealing with an extreme water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our honeymoon here in December, at Palmar for one week, and the only thing I can think of since returning home is, "how soon can we get back to Island Bastimentos and Palmar?" The tents are comfy, the food delicious, the people beyond wonderful, we felt like family within a day! The island is magic. Quiet, adventurous, gorgeous,... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and spent three days there August 2013. Sadly, I am just getting around to writing a review, but trust me I think of Palmar Tent Lodge often. There are some many things to love: the beach access, great food, comfortable accommodations, and friendly staff. We definitely hope to visit again soon. I highly recommend this place to solo... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palmar Tent lodge has it all. The staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and special as possible. Between the personalized yoga sessions, fantastic cocktails and food and, in my case, a surprise candle lit dinner for two, you could not ask for more. The ambiance is spectacular and the warmth and friendliness is better then... More

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Hobart, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed at Palmar for a week last July. Just me and my 10 year old son. It was luxury camping, perfect for a mom and her son. We liked that there was no wifi because it gave us a chance to mingle with people from all over the world during dinner without everyone staring at their phones. It was... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have stayed at Palmar twice in the last six months! It provides a haven away from the craziness of daily life, work, etc. I love sleeping under a tent listening to the waves crash at night and waking up to enjoy a cup of coffee on Red Frog Beach. The staff & volunteers are so friendly and helpful! I've... More

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Also Known As:
Palmar Tent Lodge Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
Address: Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty lodging in Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palmar Tent Lodge offers eco-friendly, affordable beachfront accommodations are one of a kind in Bocas del Toro. Spend your days on the beach and your nights falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle and ocean. Accommodations range from comfortable private safari style tents to shared dorm safari tents or for those who want an authentic camping experience, they have campsites where you can pitch your own tent. ... more   less 

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