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Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge

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Lake Gatun, Panama Canal, Gamboa 0801 Panama
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gamboa
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4.6
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4.8
Value
4.7
Our floating lodge is the most unique all inclusive in Panama. A stay with us includes all meals, beverages, touring, and activities on the lake. Activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, Stand-up-Paddling and hiking, .. or you can just relax in the hammock lounge. The lodge is anchored in a secluded cove of Gatun Lake of the Panama Canal. We are surrounded on all sides by a tropical forest teaming with exotic birds, plants, and animals. Huge ocean going ships transit the canal not far away. Come live a true adventure in the cross roads of the world.
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
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Fishing
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Lake Gatun, Panama Canal, Gamboa 0801 Panama
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Tocumen Intl Airport28 miSee all flights
Panama Pacifico Intl Airport18 miSee all flights
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jamie n wrote a review Apr 2022
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We um’ed and ah’ed as to whether we should stay at the floating lodge instead of at a ‘more comfortable’ hotel in the rain forest. Well go we did and it was an amazing 24 hour stay! It is a completely unique experience and i wholeheartedly urge anyone sitting on the fence of indecision to caste off those apprehensive shackles and go for it, you won’t regret it. We learnt thet the lodge will close permanently at the end of April as the Panamanian government will not renew the concession .This is madness. An ecological paradise that entertains and educates as well as offers employment to many locals and tour guides. I sincerely hope they will come to their senses. If you are in panama this month I would urge you to book it up now and stay for at least one night. Just go!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kara C wrote a review Mar 2022
Madison, Wisconsin86 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent one night at the lodge, electing to check in and out in the afternoon instead of the morning. There was a bit of a shaky start with the boat motor dying on the way to the lodge. I honestly though they were just kidding around. Luckily that didn't slow us down too much, we still got to fish that evening and they even cooked up our catch of the day. I was worried that it would be tough to sleep in the hot weather but we each had our own fan and the beds were comfy so no worries there. This was this highlight of our trip, good food, good people, a ton of fun and such a unique place! If you get the chance, stay here. And say hi to Eugene, he was very engaging and so interesting to talk with.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Haim K wrote a review Feb 2022
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Me and my 2 friends had unforgettable memories. It was clean, comfortable and safe. We had a blast. Bring good binoculars if you want to explore the jungle. Star gazing was amazing! We visited at end of January 2022. Our tour guide was Eugene, we highly recommend this place and this guide.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tim G wrote a review Jul 2021
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A top visit of any vacation ever. A floating, rustic, lodge, tucked away in primary neotropical rain forest filled with birds, monkeys, sloths and reptiles. Superb guides provide kayak and SUP trips to beautiful waterfalls, jungle hikes (we saw a rare ornate eagle hawk), and night time boat rides. Just the lodge itself provides excellent swimming and wildlife viewing. 3 meals a day of excellent local food rounded it off. I would really recommend two nights rather than one to fully enjoy what the place has to offer. Totally worth the extra cost.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Niki T wrote a review Jun 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah147 contributions14 helpful votes
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If you love adventure, nature, and a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, this is a MUST DO! I highly recommend staying at least 2 nights. Kayak to secret waterfalls, jump off the dock, search for monkeys, birds, crocks, sloths, and other jungle creatures. Or chill in a hammock, drink, eat, and chat with the amazing crew who make you feel at home. All food, drinks and as much adventure as you can imagine is included. The treatment is 5 star! The accommodations are comfortable with simple, private rooms, balcony with a hammock, and composting toilets (this all on a floating vessel).
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This is a jungle experience so be prepared with bug spray and long, light clothing for mornings...
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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas3773 contributions441 helpful votes
After taking a boat on Lake got tune, arrived at this interesting floating lodge. Pretty setting. Peaceful. Hammocks to doze in. Nice, simple lunch. Swimming, fishing, and kayaking Possible. Monkeys nearby. Lots of birds too.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sales J, Reservations Representative at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you for your comment we do appriciate that i hope to have you back soon. Regards
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murphymurphy wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada40 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights. The boat ride from Panama City to the lodge included a few stops to experience monkeys. Very fun. The lodge had delicious food. At night, we went on a boat safari and saw all kinds of animals - including our guide catching a crocodile and a cayman with his bare hands! In the morning we went bird watching and hiking. The bed was very comfortable. Our room had a porch with a hammock, where I spent an afternoon reading.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sales J, Reservations Representative at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Hi Murphy, Thank you so much for your great comments, we are very happy you like it. We hope you you come back soon Jungle Land Panama
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David G wrote a review Jan 2020
Williamsburg, Massachusetts3 contributions
Spent one night and loved it. They arranged a pick-up in Panama City with transport to the boat in Gamboa that runs up the canal to Gatun Lake where the hotel is anchored in one of the lake's fingers. Our room had a comfortable king bed, our own balcony with chairs and a hammock, a fan (no A/C of course)... Bathroom has running water but a privy like toilet... The hotel is floating a a lake, so it's very eco-oriented, though I wonder why no solar. The meals were quite good and included, as is all alcohol and other drinks, and use of kayaks. The staff were from France and New Zealand and super cool. The night we stayed there were five or six people from Holland and three from Canada... Everyone tends to socialize. Very dark sky for stars, and some organized events... A night cruise to find crocodiles and K got to hold an 18 inch three year old. It is just an amazing and fun place...
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Date of stay: January 2020
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LaloPanama wrote a review Sep 2019
Panama7 contributions
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We had an amazing day with family and friends! A completely exotic trip at 30min from town, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature and animals. A marvelous and funny way to see a new face of Panama! I would totally recommend it as well to foreigners as to Panamanians.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GatunExplorer C, Guest Relations Manager at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
Responded Sep 4, 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed!
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Rolando wrote a review Aug 2019
Panama City, Panama23 contributions18 helpful votes
5 of us took the Jungle Boat tour from Jungle Panama, aka Gatun Explorer. The pick up time was right on. The boat driver was very good. We started at Gamboa Rainforests Resort, a short walk from the marina where we got picked up. Our guide unfortunately, was only 2 weeks into the job, and knew poor English, and was not informative at all. The boat ride to the floating lodge was very uninformative. As is many tours in Panama, the experience totally depends on the guide. Ours was poor. The lunch at the floating lodge was wonderful. One of us fished, and 4 kayaked. It was pouring rain, but both were fun. Caught two tiger fish, and two peacock bass, all small. Very touristy, with many boats doing the same thing as us, with a line up at monkey island. So no Indiana Jones experience here, lots of tourists, and we were in the slow season!!! Overall ok, but would not do again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GatunExplorer C, Guest Relations Manager at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
Responded Aug 5, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all the comments as they help us to improve in the different areas of our operational journey. Currently, we are training new team members and it is unfortunate what you describe, please be sure we will take the necessary corrections to amend this so it would not happen again. What happens in Gatun Lake and Monkey Island with the numerous boats is out of our control, despite this, we try our best to make our guests live the experience and proximity with at least one type of monkey near that zone and the floating lodge zone.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Monkey Island (2.6 miles) and Gatun Lake (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Jungle Land Panama Floating Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.