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Palmar Beach Lodge

Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos , Bocas del Toro, Panama
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Palmar is the only beachfront hostel in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Cruise across the bay from the main island on our free boat shuttle, which leaves twice a day from town, and arrive on Isla Bastimentos, home of the Bastimentos National Marine Park. From the dock, walk ten minutes across the island, through the jungle, to find Palmar situated directly on the famous Red Frog Beach. Stop by our reception desk to learn about all of our available tours. Take part in our free daily activities including coastline hikes to the national park, bonfires, hookah, bbq, outings to town, poker, and movie nights. If you're looking for adventure, let us book you a zipline, ATV, cave, or deep boarding tour. If you're looking for relaxation, treat yourself to a morning yoga class, and spend your day reading on one of our luxurious beach loungers. There is something for everyone.

Our restaurant and bar are fantastic, but there are other spots to check out within walking distance. If you're in the mood for something unique, let us book a special outing for you to one of our favorite spots.

The jungle is our home, and protecting it is very important to us. Palmar runs entirely on solar power, and all of our water is rain caught. Experience the magic of showering in fresh, filtered rainwater at natural temperature, free of any chemicals or additives. Take note of our high efficiency systems, minimal impact construction with local hardwoods, and recycling throughout the property.

The dorm cabins are located in the back of the property, tucked away under a canopy of rainforest. Each dorm bed has a semi-orthopedic mattress, high-quality linens, a personal window, fan, reading light, and accompanying locker.

Palmar Beach Lodge Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, or by card with a 5% surcharge.

Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast not Included
Please note that there is no common kitchen. Do not bring any food, as it may attract animals and insects to the rooms.

General Info:

The Palmar Shuttle boat leaves three times daily from the Bastimentos Dock on Isla Colon (on the main street next to Bocas Marine Tours) at around 10 am, 12 pm and 4 pm. This service is free for guests. If you need any help with your luggage, please make sure to arrive on one of these shuttles. If you cannot make it at these times, hire a water taxi from one of the public docks, and ask to be taken to the Palmar Dock on Red Frog Beach ($8-10 per person).

Please note that if you take a private taxi, you will need to show proof of your reservation with us to avoid paying the $5 entrance fee. They will not ask for proof when arriving with our shuttle. From the dock, follow the trail signs for 10 minutes until you reach Palmar.

Reception is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Check-in time is at 2:00 pm, but we are happy to store your bags if you arrive early. If you are arriving after 6, please make sure to bring a flashlight! Our restaurant is open from 8 am to 10:30 am for breakfast, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for lunch, and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner. Please plan accordingly if you are going to arrive late or leave early.

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Sun 19 Aug 2018 - Wed 22 Aug 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Sun 19th August 2018 - Wed 22nd August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2018
    Unbelievable place! Best place we stayed our whole trip through Central America. Stayed in a private room which was perfect, but the location, staff, property itself and thought that that gone into this place is what makes it so amazing. Total slice of paradise. You would be stupid not to book here. You’ve got a place in NZ Aaron if you ever need it!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jul 2018
    Awesome place to stay! You’ll get a great nights sleep at this eco lodge! You get a perfect mix of beautiful beach and nature. Rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They will set up anything for you and they have nightly events at the lodge. Food is really good, with healthy options. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Bocas!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Aug 2018
    Loved staying at Palmar. You feel like staying in a 4 star hotel, but on a budget. Especially nice that they provide free shuttle taxis (which might leave a little earlier sometimes, which I found out the hard way and paid 8$ to get there...), all the staff are really nice, they offer a nice selection of activities from yoga to a bonfire at night.The food they offer is relatively affordable and good. only negative thing: the female restaurant staff were repeatedly rude or desinterested to help.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Jul 2018
    Palmar is located in a great spot directly on the beach and they have quite a few loungers. The restaurant food was mediocre at best and a bit pricey (10% gratuity and 7% tax added on to the price). Rain water showers were lovely, but very limited in length. Dorms had built in bunks with outlet, lamp and a screen window with no glass (good and bad). No AC made for musty smelling rooms. Sand paths throughout property made for sandy rooms. Not many places to go eat. Bring snacks!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Steam Room
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Palmar Beach Lodge Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, or by card with a 5% surcharge.

Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast not Included
Please note that there is no common kitchen. Do not bring any food, as it may attract animals and insects to the rooms.

General Info:

The Palmar Shuttle boat leaves three times daily from the Bastimentos Dock on Isla Colon (on the main street next to Bocas Marine Tours) at around 10 am, 12 pm and 4 pm. This service is free for guests. If you need any help with your luggage, please make sure to arrive on one of these shuttles. If you cannot make it at these times, hire a water taxi from one of the public docks, and ask to be taken to the Palmar Dock on Red Frog Beach ($8-10 per person).

Please note that if you take a private taxi, you will need to show proof of your reservation with us to avoid paying the $5 entrance fee. They will not ask for proof when arriving with our shuttle. From the dock, follow the trail signs for 10 minutes until you reach Palmar.

Reception is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Check-in time is at 2:00 pm, but we are happy to store your bags if you arrive early. If you are arriving after 6, please make sure to bring a flashlight! Our restaurant is open from 8 am to 10:30 am for breakfast, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for lunch, and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner. Please plan accordingly if you are going to arrive late or leave early.


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