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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos Panama
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Accessible only by boat, La Loma Jungle Lodge sits in the heart of the Isla Bastimentos rainforest on a 55 acre property stretching from the mangrove shores of the Bahia Honda Bay, through tropical forest and groves of fruit trees, to the highest point on Isla Bastimentos, allowing for breathtaking vistas of the jungle and bay. Lush, nectar-rich gardens attract a wide variety of unique wildlife. The land borders the spectacular National Marine Park, and idyllic white sand beaches are just a short boat journey away. All gourmet meals are included.
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Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
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Free airport transportation
Full body massage
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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MtRainierDave wrote a review Feb 2021
46 contributions10 helpful votes
Nicest place we stayed on our Panama trip! Soft and comfortable beds protected by good mosquito netting and fan-cooled, private cabana with hammocks, lots of comfortable places to sit and take in the magnificent view in the group area, and best food and drinks we've had in a long time. The professional chef here specializes in chocolate. Delicious! We easily saw the endemic red frogs on the path to our cabana. We took advantage of a free shuttle to red frog beach and walked 45 minutes to beautiful Polo beach with classic palm tree tropical beach scene but nearly empty. We'd of loved a swimming pool but I also didn't mind going down the well-maintained path to jump in the warm and clear water off the dock. Some might not appreciate being always "outside" even while you sleep, but I found it to be magical!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kim G wrote a review Jan 2021
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There have been so many times I meant to write a review of beautiful La Loma! We have been to La Loma 3 times (2016, 2017, 2018) with our teenagers and two different other families, staying 3 nights each time. We want to tell everyone about this beautiful place AND we want to keep it a hidden gem! Everything is amazing - the staff (Mr. Kelly especially), the food, the excursions, the accommodations, the absolute 'not Club Med' feel, the community dinners with the other guests. I know La Loma has changed owners recently from Henry and Margaret and COVID must have taken a toll. We hope that the new owners keep La Loma as a beautiful relaxed family friendly and couple retreat.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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LC134 wrote a review Dec 2019
Yorkshire9 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a belated review from our three night stay back in July. I rarely write reviews nowadays but this was probably the best place we’ve ever stayed in so it seems a bit mean not to share our experience with others. La Loma is simply amazing: a beautiful environment rich in biodiversity, carefully crafted lodges, lovely food and such friendly, helpful people - it was everything we hoped for after a busy few days of working in Panama City. We kayaked, snorkelled, walked around the forest trails, watched tiny red frogs and sloths from our balcony and did a bit of snoozing in hammocks. Absolutely perfect. The lodge is also genuinely committed to sustainable tourism and demonstrates exemplary practice regarding protection of the natural environment and the lives of local communities.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
RunDDS wrote a review Nov 2019
Janesville, Wisconsin1 contribution1 helpful vote
I don't typically take the time to write reviews but this place is so fantastic, it would be wrong of me to not comment. I've travelled pretty extensively with my kids yet La Loma earned a "best vacation ever" comment from my 13 year old. The grounds are beautiful and the food was terrific, the staff and ownership are wonderful. It's an environmentally conscientious lodge done right. My take is that there are bigger, more manicured and artificial resorts on the island. But if you want that you can go anywhere. If you want something unique, intimate, natural, and stunningly beautiful where you can be surrounded by nature and wonderful people (and eat really well!), this is it. Quit looking and book now. You'll be glad you did. I'm so glad we stayed here. Thank you to our gracious hosts for giving us such a memorable time: Ariel, Zabrina, Roger and Mr. Kelly.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Andrea wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is a belated review, as I help my 7 year old plan his Tropics project for school, and we are once again immersed in the beautiful memories of this trip that still holds a very special place in my family's heart. We visited during Easter 2019 with two kids aged 9 and 6. We stayed at La Loma for two nights and it was the highlight of an all round fantastic family holiday! Being away from wifi was a blessing and had us reconnecting as a family. The kids were happy to be off exploring the surrounds, investigating nature and spotting tropical wildlife a d bugs. We met other interesting travellers over delicious communal meals - mainly sustainably sourced from the farm. The hosts are extremely warm and welcoming, and also easily accommodated our family's dietary requirements. Jose took my son foraging for edible flowers and even baked us some fresh gluten free bread - his first attempt and it was scrumptious! We took a snorkelling and boat tour to Zapatillos island, enjoying a pristine powder sand beach and calm azure waves all to ourselves. Spotting dolphins was another highlight!! We loved learning lots of practical things we get from the rainforest during the chocolate farm tour - although be warned; remember long sleeves and mosquito repellant!! Mr Kelly, Jose and Ariel all gave us an unforgettable memory of the jungle, the local flora and fauna and made us feel so welcome at their idillic resort. All the best and thank you so much - and sorry this took so long, lol!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm
Which popular attractions are close to La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
Nearby attractions include Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos (2.6 miles), Red Frog Beach (2.5 miles), and Up In The Hill (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Up in the Hill - Coffee Shop & Organic Farm, The Firefly Restaurant & Bar, and The Sea Monkey Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.