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“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Volcan Lodge

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Volcan Lodge
Ranked #3 of 4 Volcan B&B and Inns
Panama City
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We didn't stay at this lodge, but know of it since we live in Panama. We visited Mana Restaurant for lunch while our family was visiting. Having known Vicky and Jorge and their culinary expertise and desire to please, we were again pleasantly astonished at what a great lunch we all enjoyed. Three of us ordered curried fish; I had a side salad; the fish was delicious, perfectly cooked, the coconut curry sauce a fine blend of curry spices and heat. The mixed greens were served with a blend of sprouts and other very fresh ingredients, accompanied by a balsamic viniagrette on the side. One other in our party ordered the pork which again was wonderful and all of us were totally satisfied and happy! The portions were generous and very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. We WILL visit them again. The restaurant had other patrons and I think the lodge was full, a tribute to the hard work of Jorge and Vicky.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

We stayed two nights at this attractive lodge in the rustic town of Volcan. The rooms were clean, attractive and large with comfortable beds but the hot water was infrequent and ran out fast. The host was pleasant and helpful directing us to some lovely sights in the area. The restaurant was very good especially by local standards. The price was reasonable. We arrived in mid January and the weather was just perfect and so an evening coctail on the breezy porch on teh second floor was perfect.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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David, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

We spent three nights at this charming B&B in Volcan run by the excellent hosts, Vickie and Jorge. They can provide lots of info for passing tourists and prospective immigrants alike, in both English and Spanish. The rooms are simple and the food is delicious. We ordered endless coffee (nice and strong) with breakfast and always stayed for dinner, sampling the meal-sized soups and salads, as well as the meat and fish dishes. All were great. We became known as the hungry Canadians. There are four or five rooms on two floors- both floors have lovely covered verandas for outside leisure. The first floor café serves as a hub for the small and eclectic mix (Americans, Italians, Russians, Dutch and Chinese while we were there) that comprises the expat community. Volcan is small (pop’n ~10,000) with good grocery and liquor stores and a seemingly endless number of bakeries. It is a good central location from which to launch day trips to surrounding sights (e.g. a coffee farm, a site with hieroglyphics – Barriles) and a small trout hatchery (with fish and pay opportunity). Also it is just a short hop (by car, local bus or cab) to the little towns of Cerro Punta and Guadalupe, nestled in the mountain foothills. Here you can visit a famous stud farm with tours provided and the local orchid farm (Finca Dracula). You can hike alone or with a guide in the National Park in search of the elusive resplendent Quetzales. We visited Volcan at the end of the rainy season when it was cool and wet (early November) and did limited exploring – well worth a visit in warm, dry weather.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Ruth W
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2011

I recently finished a stay with theVolcan lodge. I was not only impressed with the rustic ambiance and historical setting, but the owner/operators were a class act. First rate service with comfortable rooms and a restaurant to remember. The menu offers local and American cuisine with superb quality and taste at a remarkably affordable price for the quality of food items. Freshest vegetables I have ever had in Panama. I strongly advise those coming to Panama to not miss out on this establishment. Close to the national parks, Volcan Baru and Costa Rica Border. This is definately a return visit accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Socalmike63
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swaintl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

We stumbled upon this little historic inn and restaurant. The renovations are simple but tasteful with polished wood floors and a rustic Colorado feel to the place. The owner lived in Michigan for 30 years, but being Panamanian is great at helping guests navigate the area. His wife is wonderful and a fantastic cook. We went back to the restaurant 4 times because they have the best, freshest food in the area for a modest price--simply but beautifully prepared. The hotel is a little out of the way on a small road on the right across from a small bakery (on left) as you enter the town. It is easy to miss the sign for the Manna restaurant/Volcan Lodge. I can't recommend this place enough even though it may mean that it is booked the next time we visit! BTW, we much prefer the Volcan area to Boquete! Its more rustic to be sure, but the spacious beauty, wildlife, and general feel of the place charms us.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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6 Thank swaintl
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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2011

Volcan is located about 45 minutes from David (shopping), there is nothing much to do in Volcan, but relax and enjoy nature including Quetzals and volcanos. The surrounding area is beautiful, with lots of dairy farms The building is 70 years old, but recently updated, still retains it's older charm. Moderate sized rooms with private baths, good hot water,new mattresses. The area is rural, there are roosters!

The restaurant kept us coming back every night, even though there were other choices in town. Innovative cuisine, delicious fresh meat, fish and produce, served with charm by the manager/chef and his wife, Jorge and Vickie.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Gringosincostarica
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Panama and Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2011

We enjoyed our weekend at the Volcan Lodge. Vickie and Jorge are great hosts and the food in the Restuarante Maña was excellent. Free WiFi was a plus. We'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank panamaron
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Property: Volcan Lodge
Address: across from bakery | Se toma la entrada que esta frente a la panaderia volcan ,50mts ,casa color beis de madera de dos plantas, Volcan, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Volcan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Volcan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Volcan Lodge Panama

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