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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

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Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not even sure where to start. In August 2014, my wife and I attempted to book a stay for December of 2014. But they were booked. So we booked for Dec. 2015...a year and a half away. In that time, I had to email the owner, Henry, multiple times regarding downpayment, flights, and adjust nights for stay due to flights... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open spacious tree-top cabin to experience the rainforest night from within. Michelin-star meals elevated with the garden's leaves and seeds. True family hospitality imprinted by Henry's efficiency and Margaret's eye for details. A devoted staff of three generations of Ngäbe natives, a cacao farm, a local school... La Loma is not just a perfect place to stay, it is an... More 

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1 Thank Luc V
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

When I recount our recent trip to Panama the highlight is always La Loma Jungle Lodge. In fact it ranks high up on our list of global travels. It is an unforgettable experience on every level imaginable - from the unique "rancho" accommodations to the attentive hospitality of Henry, Margaret, Lucho, Roger and all of the La Loma staff. And,... More 

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Orange, California
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I think it will be hard for my wife and I to ever find another resort that matches the hospitality, natural beauty and sensory brilliance that is La Loma Jungle Lodge. The experience is unlike any other: a mix of glamping in rustic/elegant jungle tree cabins, eating at a hyper local gourmet restaurant, and forging beautiful connections with fellow travelers,... More 

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West Chesterfield, NH
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

.... Especially if you are a traveler who can truly appreciate the efforts of Henry and Margaret and Mr. Kelly and Roger and all their incredible staff to make La Loma a spectacular experience for eco-tourists. However, a caveat....probably best not to go if you need Wifi. Ain't happening. Air conditioning? No way. A blow dryer? Leave it home. Hate... More 

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1 Thank TravelingMom92
Charleston, South Carolina
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

All the reviews are spot-on, so I won't try to repeat what has been said. This is a total immersion on all levels: exotic environment, off the charts delicious and creative food, cool lodging, fun adventures and a sense of community that we found to be unique. This is definitely a loving and friendly family- oriented get away.

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Ashland
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

With so many places to visit in the world we rarely visit the same place twice. That said, we hope to return to La Loma sooner, rather than later. This place is a real gem. Owners, Henry, Margaret and Lucho "Jungle Boy" Escudero are warm and welcoming and have created something very special here in Bastimentos. As others have said,... More 

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Santa Catalina, Panama
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I stayed at La Loma earlier this year. It was so wonderful I wanted to bring my sister-in-law so she could enjoy it. Just as before, it was amazing! Henry, his family and staff were super! As before, the food was amazing. I loved every bite and probably ate more than I should! The majority of the meal is made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Words cannot describe how amazing this ecolodge is and the best part of this eco lodge are the owners, Henry and Margaret. They are so helpful and friendly you feel as if you are staying with friends and I felt very sad leaving. Obviously there is the chocolate farm, but what I didn't expect was all the other fruit, veg... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm is special. Really, really special. The ecolodge of La Loma was built 10 years ago from nothing, in the middle of the tropical forests of Isla Bastimentos within an area that was once primarily a banana plantation (some of the original inhabitants are now part of the lovely staff itself). Peruvian American Henry... More 

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