Everything about this place is amazing. All of the people working/volunteering here are amazing, helpful, energetic and willing to help with anything that is needed. If you want to go on tours, sit on the beach, go snorkeling, do yoga, or even go out and party in town for the night...they will have it all arranged for you and if they have time they will most likely join you on your trip. I was always greeted with a smile and the vibe is great. Since it seems to be dry season, water was an issue, but it wasn't anything that made my stay any less than perfect. Its an eco-lodge that is run on rain water and the staff was working as hard as they could to keep up with the demand in any way possible. Solar showers were constantly being filled, buckets of water hauled up from the ocean, and all of this done with a smile and a quirky comment or two. Everyone seemed to love this place and truly enjoyed the community feeling that it had.
The location is second to none. You wont be able to find anywhere else is bocas del toro that is located on such a beautiful beach for such a reasonable price. $15 a night for a great dorm with only 3 beds in it or $44 for a private room with one or two beds and a private solar shower. The best part is that you walk out of your tent and your only 10 to 15 yards from the beautiful beach. There are great surf spots as well as a great snorkeling beach (polo beach) within walking distance.
The family dinners every night were a great way of getting to know the people working their as well as all of the other guests. The BBQ as well as the live music was great.
If you want to get away from bocas town for a couple of nights and experience true tranquility, peace and relaxation then palmar is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palmar is located directly on the famous Red Frog Beach, in the lush tropical rainforest of the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Stay in a cabin, luxury bungalow, safari style tents, or shared dorms. Everything is fully solar powered, and all the water is rain-caught. The property features a large beachfront, restaurant, bar, lounge, and yoga studio. Activities include island tours, snorkeling, hiking, bonfires, movie nights, cacao farm visits, surfing, massage, ATV tours, zipline, and fishing trips. Free Wi-Fi and roundtrip boat shuttle are included for every guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palmar Beach Lodge Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro