From the moment we stepped off the plane in David to our return back to Pedragal docks we felt like we were at home with old friends. Shane and all the crew of Propiedad were so welcoming and warm and they literally spoiled us to death.Captain Shane Jarvis and 1st mate Jorge Valenzuela were the most excellent fishermen finding the fish (monster Yellow Fin Tuna and Dorado) and handling our adventure and making us so comfortable. It was beautiful both on the boat and on the island. The food prepared by Nancy Reagan was outstanding and we never wanted for anything as they had anticipated our every wish. Some lodges may have fancier facilities and swimming pools but when we decided which Lodge and fishing trips were our favorite it boiled down to Propiedad hands down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Propiedad de Paradise Lodge is a luxurious offshore tropical island sportfishing lodge located on Isla Parida in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. Fly into the city of David, in the Chiriqui Providence, travel by boat 12 miles off the Pacific coastline and you will find Isla Parida....an untouched jungle paradise that is a protected national park. Our private island lodge is inside Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park and is truly "off the grid." No roads, no concrete, just jungle and white sand beaches. Sportfishing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, hike, or just hang out on one of our deserted beaches. Sportfishing here in the Gulf of Chiriqui is legendary! Black Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna are encountered offshore at Hannibal Bank, Coiba, and Isla Montuosa all only minutes away. Inshore prey such as Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish are caught in the water right in front of the lodge! We specialize in an upscale sportfishing experience with great food, personalized service, accommodations, and highly maintained boats and equipment. ... more less