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Manglar Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Carlos
Panama City, Panama
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16 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

we have been there twice, my husband my 3 year old baby and me. the rooms are really comfy, the restaurant is excellent (try the burgers, awesome), and we feel at home every time we go there. highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We have just stayed here for four night. It was very relaxing with helpful staff. The food was excellent, simple but very good and a very reasonable price.
A bonus is being able to use the swimming pool in the hotel opposite.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thanks you so much for your nice review. Just a little update we are no working any more with the hotel in front of us so our guest can"t use their swimming pool
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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Stayed only one night but could not have been more pleasantly suprised. Beautifully decorated, clean and well managed. Ivan the owner is friendly and very accommodating. If you are in the area be sure to spend a few enjoyable nights.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manglarlodge01, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thanks for your comments we are glad that you enjoy our place and that you had a good time in Panama. Hope to see you soon
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Manglar Lodge was by far the best hospitality and experience I had in Panama. On a surf trip, traveling beach town to beach town, and among all the kind people and nice places Manglar Lodge and the owner stood above the rest. Clean, new rooms were luxuriously furnished with nice mattresses, cable TV and soft linens and towels. Hot shower with great water pressure - safe secure setting. Walk to 3 different surf breaks. Wonderful owner was very knowledgeable, eager to share and even showed us to the break. Took his time to give me excellent driving directions to the airport - above and beyond. Playa El Palmar is a cute little town, eat some empanadas at the restaurant just outside of town on the Panamerican highway. Thanks for a great way to wrap up my Panama trip Manglar Lodge!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

Comfortable,close to the surf,owner very knowledgable about local surf conditions,wiil come back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Allegan, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Our rating says it all. We could nott find one thing wrong with Manglar Lodge!
Our stay was very relaxing. The owner, Evan was very helpful and interesting
as was the manager/cook/ bartender. Although not located directly on the beach,
it is just a short walk away. Thanks to everyone at Manglar and Bay View for making
our visit special!
Snowbirds from Michigan!

Room Tip: Only 4 rooms,only one single bed, king room.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I love the Manglar Lodge! We were staying at the over-rated and over-priced Coronado Beach Resort (which is not at the beach) but came to San Carlos every day for the beach and surf. After 2 days of enjoying the area and the Bay View restaurant, we looked into their accommodations. The Manglar Lodge is a brand new 4 room hotel with thoughtful construction and all the modern comforts. The rooms are beautifully decorated and super clean. I have allergies and I normally sleep on a tempurpedic mattress. It's hard to find places to stay that don't aggravate my allergies (due to mold) or hurt to sleep on. I had no problems sleeping like a baby at the Manglar lodge. Imagine a posh high end hotel for the price of a local lodge. Ivan brings fantastic hospitality and went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and that all our needs were met. There is no better place to stay in San Carlos! We will definitely stay there again when we return!

P.S. The restaurant was not yet open when we were there but I know it will be fantastic. The food at the Bay View restaurant was the best around. We stopped eating anywhere else. Enjoy their house margaritas, ceviche and seafood specials. The greek salad was refreshing!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Manglar Lodge

Address: Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manglar Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you like nature and comfort, you'll enjoy your stay at Manglar Lodge. Located at El Palmar beach on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, Manglar Lodge offers the visitor four cozy and clean rooms, WiFi, a lounge terrace and gardens where you can relax on the sun, read and watch birds and butterflies. Sometimes you can also see iguanas, squirrels and opossums. The high tides will bring you nice sunsets next to the mangrove and, depending on the river and swell conditions, you can also try surfing or bodyboarding. ... more   less 
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Manglar Lodge Panama/San Carlos

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