I was at the lodge for about a week.What a gem!!
There are 6 cabins: they are extremely comfortable and well appointed: great beds,a large bathroom with hairdryer, coffee pot, cookies,soap, plenty of towels and an insulation system that works to perfection, so even in high heat and humidity all one has to do is turn the air conditioner on for 15 minutes, turn it off and switch to the overhead fan.
The cabin’s porches have a sitting area, a hammock, and overhead fans. From the cabins you can walk down through a forested area to the main House which has a comfortable dining room, a bar, and a sitting area. In your short walk you will encounter birds,and other creatures.
The meals were well designed making use of some of the local products in very interesting and flavorful ways.The empanadas were the best I have ever had anywhere,with a light crispy crust....Just the thought of them makes my mouth water!!!!
The staff is very well trained and very attentive without being intrusive. The two guides Ramon and Natalia employed by the lodge were very knowledgeable, delightful to be with, and very kind making every effort to show you what nature has to offer.
The owners, Jim and Renee, along with Jay, offered true Texas hospitality. Jim and Jay are incredible boatmen. They made every effort to make it as easy as possible for us, and paid attention to every possible little details to make their guests comfortable, and making sure that we were properly hydrated bringing along coolers filled with water bottles, and other drinks on every single excursion.
There are a variety of activities available: from bird watching ( which was our main activity) on the island as well as the mainland,kayaking along the shore, photographing birds, butterflies, frogs, and bugs,visiting a local one man shade grown cocoa plantation and chocolate factory, trips to Chiriqui Grande,a trip along an old banana canal, a trip to watch, and photograph Red Billed Tropicbirds on an outcrop in the bay.We did not get a chance to go to the beach, as it was not the focus of our trip, but I hear that the nearby beaches are great.... This is not a place for party lovers, but it is a fabulous place if you want contact with nature, some adventure,and quiet times. I could go on an on....all I can say is that I am planning to go back as soon as I can.
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