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Palmar Beach Lodge

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

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:

Our boat shuttle leaves at 10 am and 4 pm from the Bastimentos dock in Bocas town on Isla Colon. This round-trip service is free for all guests.
Upon arriving on the island, there is a $5 park entrance fee which is collected by a local family.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 May 2018
    No bad things! This place was incredible, beautiful, friendliest staff that are always willing to help with a smile. The grounds are beautiful! The beach is perfect. Overall great time. Will be back 😊
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 May 2018
    Despite staying in a dorm this place really felt like a resort. The beach was divine and the environment was beautiful. The food here is really good and the staff are very helpful. I had no personal problem with security but while I was there two people had bags stolen from their tents in the night which made us question whether or not anyone could just wander through the grounds. Reminder to always keep an eye out. Palmar is, however, perfect for getting away from the busy-ness of Bocas Town.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 May 2018
    Loved this hostel! Comfy beds, USB chargers and fans by the beds, plus big lockers to store bags. Dorms got a bit sandy but that's expected when the huts are on the beach! Food is tasty and good value for money. Plenty of loungers available on the beach, plus a hammock. Reception closes at 5pm and not 10pm as stated on here; had to ask bar staff which room I was staying in as reception had closed when I came back from the beach. Highly recommend a stay here!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 May 2018
    Great hostel in an amazing location! Everything was awesome although staff not very friendly.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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.

General:
No curfew.
Palmar is an eco-friendly lodge. In order to minimise impact on this incredible beach and jungle, we have to take certain measures. All of our water is caught from the rain. We encourage all of our guests to conserve as much as possible.

We offer charging for electronic devices, but only from 8 am to 6 pm. Exceptions do occur when there is an unusual abundance or lack of sunshine.

Our boat shuttle leaves at 10 am and 4 pm from the Bastimentos dock in Bocas town on Isla Colon. This round-trip service is free for all guests.
Upon arriving on the island, there is a $5 park entrance fee which is collected by a local family.


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