The hospitality at Canopy Lodge is flawless. Even though I had traveled to the lodge by myself, I never felt alone. The (delicious) meals were shared with others at the table, and knowledgeable guides made every trip to the field a treat. During my time between Canopy Lodge and Canopy Tower, I saw more than 300 species of birds, in about 8 days! Both locations are absolutely perfect for birders, and non-birders as well. The lodge especially was a relaxing location by the river with many flowers and trees to enjoy just from the lodge or the balcony of their well appointed rooms. I have traveled quite a bit, and have seldom experienced such warm hospitality. I would return in a heartbeat.
The lodge has an idyllic location in the mountains surrounded by beautiful woods and gardens. The birding and wildlife viewing opportunities are excellent, the accommodation was extremely comfortable, and the staff is outstanding. Their health and safety protocols are excellent, and nothing about the current situation detracted in the least from the enjoyment of my visit. I would return any time.
Sleeping room large and comfortable with our own patio - also quiet. Hosts and meals were excelent. Tour guides and tour locations were great. Certainly got our value from the stay. Would love to come back some day.
Canopy Lodge is an amazing place to be. Especially if you love birds & nature. Beautiful lodge surrounded by an amazing canopy of tropical trees. Just two hours from Panama City but way more cooler, because it is at higher elevation. The surroundings are spectacular and there's a lot of great birds to be seen at the feeders in the gardens. Great trips in the surroundings as well. Tino was my guide at the lodge. Excellent guide with the best of knowledge. As a photographer I could take amazing pictures of the coloured birds in the region. It was my last destination in Panama but definitely a very memorable one!
If you love birds & nature, this is the place for you! The rooms are great, with lots of storage space and large balconies. Our room overlooked the spacious open dining and sitting area, which was a bit noisier than rooms further away. Our package (booked directly with Canopy Family) included 7 days of birding in the Tower & the Lodge, including transport from Panama City, between lodges, and back to the airport hotel. The guides were fantastic at both lodges. All of the Lodge staff were helpful with any needs or questions. The food variety, freshness and presentation was wonderful. Different every day of our week's stay there. We went during the dry season so weather was good, just a bit of rain in early January. Since the Lodge is at a higher elevation than Panama City, it was a bit cooler but still quite warm. Since we booked directly with Canopy Family, our bird excursions were with other independents as they came & went. The larger tour groups had their own individual guides, which was great. Some times my husband & I were the only ones with the Canopy guide - other times up to about 8 total. We definitely enjoyed meeting others and had some alone time as well. Tino & Eliecer were our primary guides at the Lodge - both were very personable, excellent at spotting & hearing the wide variety of birds.…