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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

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Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bit of a wildcard for me, as i wasn't sure if my non-traveller husband would be up for it (I have a propensity to sleep walk too so he was nervous) so i booked it without telling him! And we LOVED it. The food is to die for, the drinks are perfect, the hosts Margaret and Henry... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Henry and Margaret have created an experience at their jungle lodge that is beyond special. Their care of your every need is skillfully nuanced and non invasive to your privacy . My wife and I wish we could live like this every day from the 7AM coffee and muffin delivery to the detailed planning of daytime excursions to the truly... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's paradise. Take your family there right away. Start saving and making plans. You are reading this review because you are supposed to go to La Loma. Don't hesitate. I traveled with my mom, husband and three kids. It was magical and a paradise and everything else you read on these pages. Take the kids on a tour to the... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first second Henry, the owner, picked us up in his boat, until he dropped us off back at our resort, this was an amazing, highly interesting experience that I would recommend to everyone. Henry shared so much knowledge with us about all different aspects of the chocolate making procedure, as well as general knowledge about the indigenous plant... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, 25 year old daughter and her best friend decided to take the La Loma Chocolate Tour last week during our stay at the Red Frog Beach Resort. Henry, the owner of the property, picked us up in his boat and took us back to La Loma, where we were introduced to his wife. Henry then took us on... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can I write about an experience that defies all past experiences, that is ncomparable to any place I've ever visited? From the moment we were greeted on the dock by Henry,who then walked us all to the lodge through a lush landscape, to the hour we departed, every moment was pitch perfect. A sampling: Coffee, silently delivered to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kind hospitality of the hosts and the incredible surrounding of the jungle make this place definitely worth the splurge. The open-air cabins are a truly unique experience, the food is excellent, and all the details of the experience are fully thought-out. We experienced 2 days of full-on rain and still had a wonderful time. i can't top that in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

La Loma is an object lesson in how to run a jungle lodge. First, it's in the forest. Second, the cabins are top notch, beautiful hardwood deck houses. Spacious and mui quiet. Great beds, nets, views. The food is spectacular and features very local ingredients. Best chocolate mole we ever tasted. The island of Bastimentos is large and offers all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just got back from this amazing place and cannot recommend it enough. The owners of this resort are true visionaries in the way they developed the hotel lodge complex on a island far enough off the Panama coast to feel secluded but close enough to other amenities to ensure a whole host of diversions close by (beach, hiking trails, kayaking,... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were lucky enough to get 2 nights at la loma ( they only open tues-sat ) the concept is amazing it's is exactly what I invisage when someone says Eco retreat. The all wood open rooms let you live in the forest all from the cover of the mosquito net ! I booked this place because of the reviews... More 

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