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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's been almost a year since we were at La Loma and I think I didn't write a review sooner because it's hard to describe how special this place is. We frequently reminisce about what an incredible experience it was (and discuss when we can hopefully go back!). We stayed for two nights but wish we had stayed longer. The... More 

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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When Henry tells you that he writes all the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and sacrifices guests to the volcano, don't believe him! My girlfriend and I spent Christmas at La Loma and could not have asked for a better experience. Henry, Margaret, their son Lucio and Margarets parent's, Kit and Michael were the most welcoming hosts; visiting here was like... More 

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canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This is the easiest recommendation I've ever made. Our family of five (youngest child is 15) spent 7 nights at La Loma and wished we were staying longer. The quick reasons you want to stay here: - you get to live in the middle of the jungle - Henry and Margaret (the owners) are outstanding hosts - they will ensure... More 

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