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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Henry and Margaret have created the ultimate jungle retreat in La Loma. The lodge was easily accessible from Bocas yet remote enough for the complete jungle experience. The open-air bungalows sit on the hill with gorgeous views of the bay. Henry and Margaret were awesome hosts and happy to organize both our cave tour and trip to the indigenous preschool...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the risk of going into too much detail I will try to summarize this most memorable experience. La Loma is a magical place that exists in a separate reality from the rest of the world. This is definitely the kind of place that you'll want to visit more than just once; if not to recharge your spiritual batteries, then...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with some friends to La Loma Jungle Lodge and had an amazing time. The owners Margret and Henry are thoughtful and kind people making the experience so special. I enjoyed the tour of their farm and beautiful land. There are hikes to the beach and throughout the jungle that are accessible from their property. The food they cook...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

If it were possible I would rate La Loma way beyond excellent. It is difficult to do justice to this remarkable place in words. Staying here is an experience that touches one on so many levels making it unique and unforgettable. All your senses are immersed in the beauty and magic of nature which Henry and Margaret so lovingly place...

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San Carlos, Panama
Reviewed October 16, 2016

From start to finish this was nothing less than a perfect trip. We were transported via La Loma Panga from Bocas Town with our fellow guests to the dock amid the mangroves on Isla Bastimentos where Henry greeted & escorted us up the wooden walkway to the lodge while staff like Kelly and Chappy managed our bags. At the lodge...

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

An unforgettable experience. The views from the bungalows are indescribable. The dinners were absolutely delicious and the conversation with fellow travellers over an after dinner drink added a warmth to our stay. If you are a little uneasy with bugs I would suggest that you come prepared, but the mosquito net over the bed kept the bugs at bay during...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We went to La Loma for a tour and lunch. We loved it! It was not exactly what we were expecting, but possibly better. We figured that there would be a chocolate-making operation that we would see, but we found that the production stops before the cream and sugar are added to the cocoa. However, the tour was super interesting...

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Henry and Margaret are wonderful hosts. We took a short ride away to this tranquil property for a chocolate farm tour that went from cacao tree to our lunch table. But the remarkable part of the trip was hearing Henry and Margarets 13 year adventure from California/UK as they have run the farm, lodge, chicken coops and butterfly project and...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

While writing this review, I know one thing for sure - it will never do La Loma justice. Any and all reservations I may have had about staying in a rancho with no walls and disconnecting from the World Wide Web, quickly disappeared on arrival. Our hosts, Henry, Margaret and their extended team strike the perfect balance between letting nature...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We actually went in 2011 but I've only just got around to writing the review! This was definitely the most gratifying and exciting stay that we had during our 3 week tour of Central America. We had never been to a nature type lodge before and it was certainly a fun experience even though my gf was heavily pregnant at...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience something a little different. La Loma is a working cacao farm that also accepts a small number of overnight guests.If you want to escape everyday life, relax in comfort in a hillside rancho overlooking a secluded bay, participate in tropical farm life or engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of this spectacular island, La Loma is for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

Address: Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $210 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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La Loma Jungle Lodge And Chocolate Farm Hotel Isla Bastimentos
La Loma Jungle Lodge And Chocolate Farm Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
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“Lodge #2 has an beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles sydneycollins, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Cabins two and up have the best views, but cabin one is just as beautifully decorated and easier to reach from the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles mike_deaugustinis, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Cabin 2 has great views and is lowest of the "3 with a view". we saw monkeys and lots of birds and enjoyed the sunsets too.”
 of 5 bubbles tikismom, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2, 3, and 4 and further up the hill--very quiet and private”
  • hammocks in cabin 4
  • white-faced capuchin outside cabin 4
 of 5 bubbles oak2wn, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“Beautifully rustic.Rains a lot so bring walking shoes to change into for the hike which is recommended instead of flip flops.”
 of 5 bubbles Alemaphgiel, Jul 8, 2016 | Read review
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