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Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Different and refreshing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

Had a wonderful stay here...the staff were really accomodating, and the scenery was picturesque. Want to complain about the weather, but its a cloudforest, so I wont...and the rainbows every morning, made the incoming rain barable.
Had a unique experience, saw a tarantula on the way to take a picture of a rainbow that was arching over the view of the volcano...hmm...reminder where I am...hee hee. Besides that incident, wildlife was friendly...saw lots of monkeys and a sloth was actually hanging on the railing on the HARD hike up. When are u guys gonna put in a cable car...just joking, I think they have heard that one a few times. Anyways, a great place to cool off and drink organic home grown coffee while watching great wildlife.
If people want to experience a cloudforest and want to see a hostel that gives back, dont miss this!

Randall

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

First, I should preface this with a note that just prior to our stay the area experienced a horrible storm, and the weather remained lousy the whole time we we were there. Patrick and Andrew were kind enough to put us up in a nearby house due to the lack of power and water at the lodge for the first couple of days. They experienced a lot of damage and had just re-opened for us. The lodge is located in the Fortuna reserve, a cloud forest habitat about 45 minutes from David. It's easy to get to by car or bus, though if you're driving you should make arrangements ahead of time to park your car at the house. Be prepared for a rigorous hike to the lodge itself, and for cool, wet weather. Once there, though, Andrew and his wife will take great care of you. I highly recommend the lodge for hikers, backpackers, herpers, birders, and other nature-folk. Be aware this is not a luxury stay - it's a hostel located in the middle of a forest. But if you're OK with that, I highly recommend the Lost and Found Lodge for a couple of days. There's nothing else like it in Panama.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

Wow, really special place here folks... Feels like you are in a cloud most of the time, but in the mornings, what views!! We could see all the way to Costa Rica! Birders will find this delightful, but they must be physically fit enough to do the hike up to the lodge, since it is the only way to get in. Although, going into the jungle makes it even more exciting. Great hosts, superb wildlife, crazy insects, and cool hikes and rivers. Oh, yeah, ask them to take you to the secret waterfall, it is worth the effort!

  • Liked — The Hiking Trails
  • Disliked — The Weather at times
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Panama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

Really cool place, saw lots of wildlife and the place is one of the most unique hostels I have stayed in. Friendly staff and lots of activities..best thing is that it is right inside the Park, and they have great organic coffee and tours! Hope u have the same experience, you wont regret it... Garrett

  • Liked — The wildlife
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

This place in Chiriqui Fortuna Park was awesome. I tried to find it on the net originally but couldn´t. It is too new and does not have a good website yet but you can see pics on www.ecoresortgallery.blogspot.com

it is right in the park, in a cloudforest

They have awesome jungle trails on site. Animals come every night. They have an organic coffee farm which processes their own coffee. They even have an adopted kinkajou, Rocky, really cool jungle critter. The rooms are clean, HOT showers, and great service. The dorm beds are even double beds! Also the views are the best in panama! I hope more people find out this gem, but not too many, would hate to see it overun with the wrong crowd, its amazing the way it is now. Prices are $6 and up... enjoy! Say hi to jungle boy, Andrew, when you get there! Have fun in the cloudforest

  • Liked — Nature and lots of animals, and views!
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Lost and Found Ecohostel

Address: Chiriqui Fortuna Park, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Chiriqui Province
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Lost And Found Ecohostel Hotel Chiriqui Province
Lost And Found Ecohostel Panama/Chiriqui

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