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Facing Zapatilla Cayes, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Tranquilo Bay
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Tranquilo Bay for with my Uncle (He is good friends of the owners) for my 18th Birthday and the memories have not faded. The place is great and when you first arrive, by boat all you see is long wooden plank path touching the water's edge and then disappearing into the rainforest. It almost seems as if you... More

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chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in early April with our 2 daughters aged 11 and 13. The cabins were comfortable with a/c and plenty of hot water... Luxuries we'd done without on previous visits to Central/South America. Ramon was a wonderful guide whether we were birding, looking for invertebrates (my husband's interest) or snorkeling on the reef. A favorite excursion... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

You fly into Bocas and they boat you to the hotel which is on a different island. They handled our airport transfers in Panama City, helped with us choosing a Panama City hotel, and booked our airfare from Panama City to Bocas. The first night I asked for a glass of ice to take back to my room, every night... More

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Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I was at Tranquilo Bay last month with my 20 year old daughter who is a budding field biologist. I had found out about the place through TA and cross referenced to my satisfaction but it was a leap of faith.We had no way of knowing that we would be there with very few other guests and would have the... More

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milford, ct
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a should-have review. I should have written it a year ago. My husband and I are in our 70's and have traveled to many wonderful place but Tranquilo Bay is among the very best. Do you have a vacation spot that is always is in the back of your mind, occasionally surfaces, bringing back a flood of warm... More

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Quito
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I knew I would love this place even before I went there, but it exceeded even my high expectations. I was impressed by the comfort, service, location, great guides, and the sheer number of neat things to do. My cabin was spacious and tastefully decorated. It had hot water, ceiling fan, air conditioning, coffee maker, table, chair, and desk. Full... More

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Chicago, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our family (couple, 3 young boys, and my dad) booked last minute (like, the day before) for 3 nights here after being "stuck" in Panama due to a cancelled flight, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. We couldn't have found anything better had we researched for weeks! We were picked up at the airport, took a quick van... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband Bob and i stayed here for 3 nights. Jim, Jay and Renee did an outstanding job with this place. They made us feel like we were part of their family. Jim's sister Gail was in the kitchen and she is an awesome chef. Natalia and Ramon were incredible guides. We went snorkeling with jellyfish with Ramon and had... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed three nights here and about 5 hours in, we were asking to stay another night. This is one of my favorite places in the world (that's right, the world). At first I was a bit intimidated by the price, but it was worth every penny. The fee includes every meal (the food was delicious) as... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Thanks to Natalia, we believe! It was a mad dash from our cabins into the jungle, in our PJ's, to view the elusive Night Monkey- twice actually but worth the endeavor. Many thanks to Renee, Jim and Jay and the entire staff for making our family vacation a truly memorable experience. Who wouldn't love a trip where the biggest decision... More

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Address: Facing Zapatilla Cayes, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Bay Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Tranquilo Bay Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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Tranquilo Bay is a deluxe lodge providing comfort and adventure in the jungle. Our packages include activities, delicious meals, beverages, transportation and very comfortable accommodations. Contact us directly for reservations. ... more   less 
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