We were here for 2 nights in October. In summary, though we had a reasonably good time, we felt that the Canopy Tower offered very poor value for our tourism dollar. We have spent time in eco-lodges on 3 occasions deep in the Amazon and once in Costa Rica. We have always been pleased with our choices. But, we felt like the Canopy Tower was terribly overpriced for what it provided. We were in a standard double room and it felt like a jail cell. The sound insulation is so bad that they issue ear plugs. The morning after our first night, several guests (including, to some extent, me) were sick which was quite clear given the noise transfer between rooms. I attribute it to the watercress salad which is notoriously risky to eat where sanitation is not perfect. I was concerned about one person but could not even get a staff member interested in checking on him. (On this trip, I stayed in 19 hotels and this was my only experience of getting sick.) The observation level is pleasant with a view of passing ships but I saw far more wildlife in 1 hour at Barro Colorado, some years ago, than I saw in many hours scanning the tree tops with binoculars from the observation deck at the Canopy Tower. That said, I know other guests were very happy with their experience. We did not use a guide, having spent so much on the lodge already, but other guests were very pleased with their guides. The first morning I was too sick to attend the morning viewing (with a guide present) at the observation level. The second morning, we found him helpful though there was less to see than I had anticipated. The howler monkeys were wonderful and they put on a better show (howling from a closer local) than I have experienced elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Canopy Tower Hotel Panama City
- Canopy Tower Panama/Panama City