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Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Palmar Tent Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed at Palmar tent lodge for 5 nights in May. The jungle location is stunning and just a stones throw from the wonderful 'red frog' beach. I stayed in tent 'Papaya' and had none of the ant problems mentioned in the previous review however i did have a large but placid crab living in the shower area! I found... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Let me preface this review by saying that the Tent Lodge, while quite obviously a fantastic place to stay, helped teach me that I'm not much of a jungle/beach person (I'll stick to my mountains). This place is magically located in some of the lushest jungle you'll ever see, on one of the best beaches in Bocas. Awesome volunteer staff,... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Spent 3 nights at Palmar and had a fabulous, relaxing time there. We started off in a smallish 2 bed tent .. there was a slight problem with rain leakage, so we were immediately moved and upgraded to a 3 bed tent. Thank you! The food was good, the staff very friendly and helpful, the beaches are beautiful, great jungle,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

While the tents were fully booked, I basically lived at the restaurant/bar/chairs/beach at Palmar anyway. The volunteers were lovely and friendly and got to know the guests and visitors during their stay. The family-style dinners were delicious and a great way to mingle, as well as a less pricey option. The $4-6 yoga was a fantastic value with really well-taught... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Palmar for three nights in April. The setting is beautiful and overall the area is well set up. Was a bit disappointed with the cleanliness though. The bathrooms were clean and tidy but the common area wasn't. The tent (private safari) was good, but not quite as large as I had expected (you can't walk around in... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

There's no way to describe what a treasure this place is! Kristin, Chris, Kat, the volunteers, everyone was so helpful and we enjoyed getting to know them all. People coming over to Red Frog Beach from Islas Bastimentos and Colon all commented on how they wish they had stayed at Palmar. From our tent with a double bed to the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Some friendly feedback to the management. My wife and I visited your Redfrog Beach establishment last week. A beautiful setting, great location and seemingly paradise. We were not guests, we were told by “Bocas Bound” that there were no other places to stay in the area. As tourists out for the day, walking along the beach we found you. With... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was here with three girlfriends and had a great time. When we arrived the tent was ready for us except for the fourth bed that we had asked for. I appreciated the foot wash bowl that was useful in decreasing the amount of sand in the cabin. It would have been great to know that we needed to bring... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Beach front property with your own water access- clean, well maintained accommodations, and just a generally awesome place. You can tell Kristen and Chris must have done a lot of research to figure out how to create this place in the middle of a jungle on the beach, but they did it and it's amazing. The staff and the volunteers... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the lodge and could not have enjoyed it more. The tents were comfy with real beds and it stayed cool at night with provided fans. The shared restrooms were always clean, and the shower offered an enjoyable refreshing way to rinse the sandy day away! The staff/volunteers were very accommodating and helpful and shared in... More 

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

Thank YOU for such a great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back and stay with us again someday :) More 

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Address: Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Palmar Tent Lodge Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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