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Burbayar Lodge

Llano-Carti, La Loma, Panama
Burbayar Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leuven, Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little bit anxious when I read some of the reviews, but since we love nature and don't need a luxury place to stay, we said "yes!" to this adventure. And I must say that we didn't regret any minute of it! If you need luxury, don't stay here but of course you will miss the experience of... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

this is a dream family vacation place, for birding and wildlife. fine food and great guides with great paths to explore and up to 90 bird species in two days of hiking. come prepared and be ready for an adventure you will never forget

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What nobody tells you about Burbayar Lodge is that you are essentially sleeping in an open air shed fit only for animals. In fact every animal that can creep, crawl, and fly will be found in your shed, as it is open to the outside environment all around the "so-called walls", and along the ceiling as well. We were never... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed 2 nights and had guided tours of birds and wildlife along the many trails that lead from their property. Very remote and quite primitive, yet comfortable and safe. Food was average, yet tasty (bring wine/beer or request it before you get there). We drove in with a rental car. Beware of steep slippery drive (best to may be... More 

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Oakland, CA
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

I am a serious birder (I was hoping for Xernoris and Sapayoa). I expected to be guided by an English speaking guide in a group of other serious birders. The only other people at the lodge were a family of 5 (parents and kids 12-17) The first day the only option provided was going out with them. The second day... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Being a lover of the outdoors, it was an awesome experience for me... We went on a nice hike where we saw Puma, Tapir, and Javeline tracks... I am not much of a bird watcher, but I was even able to catch a glimpse of a very rare bird called a Xonornis, which means nothing to me...but apparently is a... More 

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Omaha, NE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Our trip to Panama was a multiple stop tour of many areas of the country, Burbayar Lodge is not our first eco resort, so we were expecting limited services and rustic conditions. Jose is the primary guide. Our intention of staying here was birding and adventure hikes. Jose is truly incredible. His knowledge of nature is staggering including the full... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

I would recommend Bubayar if you’re seeking solitude, don’t mind basic accommodations and a unique nature experience. Upon arrival at the airport, we were greeted by a transporter arranged by the resort. Unfortunately, we speak very little Spanish and our driver didn’t speak any English so we weren’t able to communicate. After a 1 ½ hour car ride, we were... More 

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Central IL, USA
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49 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

I'd like to add to the good reviews of Burbayar. We loved it there. The food was simple but delicious & there was plenty of it. The cabins were comfortable and well appointed for a remote lodge with no hot water & electricity for only an hour or two each evening - note: take a flashlight. Our cabin had a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

My partner and I visited Burbayar Lodge to do some birding last week. We were very impressed with the facility. While there I had a very unfortunate accident. More on that later in the review. The area around the lodge is spectacular and, to put it tritely, a real paradise for birding. Its very interesting habitat and the birds were... More 

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