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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My wife and i just returned from a four night stay at La Loma. To be honest I was a little worried about not having AC in such a hot environment. While it was hot the first day we aclimated quickly and i slept better here than at home. The Rancho had the most amazing view and was very well...

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USA
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited to do the chocolate tour and to have lunch. The host and guide were enthusiastic and informative. We learned so much about the land, local history, the flora and fauna and chocolate making. The grand finale was a delicious lunch lovingly prepared and present with local ingredients. We saw a sloth and her baby, red frogs as well...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went for the tour of the farm and lunch. From the first moment, you are aware of how special the farm is. Everyone there, from Henry and Margaret to the entire staff, is dedicated to a sustainable and learning environment, respectful of the place, the people, and especially everything that grows. The tour is well worth the time and...

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canada
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stayed for two nights at la Loma Jungle Lodge and loved the experience. We had one of the hillside cabins with a spectacular view of the jungle and the water. The bed was comfortable and the hammocks in the room were great for relaxing and taking in the view. Our shower had a perfect water temperature and good pressure....

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at La Loma for 2 nights in mid March. My wife and I wished we had reserved 4 nights after the first day there, it was that good.What a magical place and people who run it. We reserved a cabin on the hill, which has a nice river gravel path leading to the main lodge and bay. The...

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Thank David A
New York
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I have been to Panama many times, and have taken several trips to Bocas del Toro before, but never have I found such a beautiful, magical, peaceful place. Our cabin (#3) was a few minute hike into the jungle canopy, and worth every step. The room is rustic and luxurious at the same time. The room can sleep a family...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Wow. Everything about this operation is top notch and wonderfully well conceived. The open air cabins are spacious and comfortable. Having coffee and muffins brought to our doorstep each morning was a real treat. But it is the people of La Loma that make it such a treasure. Henry and Margaret are truly lovely. They have been refining their approach...

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Solvang, California
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you want to experience the ambiance of Bocas del Toro's rain forest and a sustainable eco tourist destination, then La Loma Jungle Lodge is the place. I recommend the upper cabins with their ocean views and tree top locations. I have lived part time in Bocas del Toro for the past 14 years and have been able to make...

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Thank Larry R
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Do you want to escape for 5 days and 4 nights staying in one of 4 hillside cabins tucked into the jungle canopy? Do you have a sense of adventure and wonder and want to experience the world around you from a unique perspective? Do you appreciate delicious food that is locally sourced (you can’t get more local than having...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's really a magical place--to fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle all around you is bliss. Steve and Karen were the hosts the week we were there and they were so much fun and so accommodating. Definitely do the jungle hike to the beaches! The massages in your room are also heavenly. It's a perfect escape with fantastic...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience something a little different. La Loma is a working cacao farm that also accepts a small number of overnight guests.vIf you want to escape everyday life, relax in comfort in a hillside rancho overlooking a secluded bay, participate in tropical farm life or engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of this spectacular island, La Loma is for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

Address: Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $301 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Splurge on an ocean view cabin. ”
krosenburg, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“All cabins are lovely, some bigger than others, some have a view to the sea”
marianabT4538KF, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“We like the top room for the ocean views. However it's a steamy uphill walk from the main lodge.”
RomaS73, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It is the jungle. The bugs could be annoying so you had to make sure to stay on top of ensuring the mosquito coils were burning. Plus there are monkeys, sloths, and lots of birds around. I loved the sounds of the jungle which rang out, in one way or another, all day and night. I say this in order to point out, it is never quiet. La Loma is alive 24/7. La Loma suggested bringing extra money for activities and drinks. I don’t drink but everybody raved about the ever-changing nightly rum based cocktail that was on each night tap. I stuck with kombucha, tea and coffee which were all locally sourced in not made on premises. The final bar bill did not add up to much and the prices were all reasonable. Most of our extra cash went to ‘activities’ which are extra in addition to the cost of room and board. Because the actual number of things you can do at the lodge are limited, it made sense for us to head off the island for different excursions. The items we tackled were pretty standard for what other families there did... *Snorkeling: Lots of fish, nice water, worked out great for several families at the same time. *Trip to Zapatillas Beach: Longer boat ride out to and island with palms, waves, beach and protected cove. Was good way to get to beach and escape the crowds. *Bat cave hike: Interesting but my youngest child hated it. Definitely a physical experience that requires some nimble bouldering and wading through actual bat caves. Not for the claustrophobic, arachnophobic, or mysophobic. *Fishing: We didn’t have a great day but still caught a few fish. It was all handline stuff provided by lodge’s guide. This was a good two hour excursion for our youngest child. *Farm Tour: Interesting background on cacao and how it is grown. Cool demo with beans at the end. Good for older kids and adults. Each of the activities is extra. At the end of the trip the bar bill, activities, and souvenirs totaled up to another $500 for a family of four. Cash was required at the end to settle up but La Loma also takes Venmo, and there is an ATM in Bocas. I went with the Venmo option (I was using one of the ATT Daily Passport phone plana and was able to get connectivity in our cabin, but not in the lodge.) ”
tedb466, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are 4 cabins, 3 of which are up in the jungle canopy; the hike is well worth it.”
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EvelynA_12, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
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