Coral Lodge Panama
Panama's Pacific Coast, Panama
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At a Glance
Very simple palm thatched water villas overlooking the sea
Nestled between golden beaches, tropical rainforest and turquoise waters
Hammocks and private decking to enjoy that late evening cocktail
River kayaking, jungle hikes, sport fishing and moonlit strolls are just some of the activities on offer
Snorkel off the deck of your bungalow
Best time to Visit
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This hilly country is hot throughout the year and the only relief from the high temperatures and humidity is to be found up in the highlands, where conditions are cooler and crisper, especially at night. Rainfall in Panama is very heavy on the Pacific coast and less so (but still substantial) in the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. The rainy season runs from May to December and downpours can be torrential, so always pack good waterproofs if going at this time of year. Sunshine levels are highest in the winter months (January to April), so this is a good time to visit, especially if you can stay in the hills where the air is fresher.
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Coral Lodge in Panama is a remote rustic eco-lodge with over-water villas located on the mainland that borders the San Blas archipelago, a stunning group of palm-fringed islands ringed by deserted coral beaches and the turquoise Caribbean.
Coral Lodge has a romantic setting nestled between golden beaches, tropical rainforest, turquoise waters and coral gardens. Stay in beautifully designed palm thatched water villas overlooking the sea with Jacuzzi baths, and hammocks or private sundecks. The hotel has 6 spacious villas with beach and ocean views, perfect for enjoying an evening cocktail.
The main restaurant at the resort Casona Bohio serves a delicious range of local Kuna, Caribbean, Asian and Latin cuisines where you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner surrounded by tiki lanterns and Caribbean music. There is also an enchanting infinity pool, over-water cocktail bar and spa.
Whether its adventure or relaxation, Coral Lodge has something for everyone from mangrove and river kayaking, jungle hikes, sport fishing and moonlit strolls to horse riding along deserted beaches and scuba diving. Only 2 miles from the resort, is an extensive unexplored pristine reef known as “Baja Escribano.” An under water wilderness of un-touched corals, sponges and a variety of marine life. With rainforest and coral reefs at your doorstep there is so much to explore and wildlife waiting to be discovered.
The resort offers six spacious over-water palapa casitas which are simple yet comfortable. They feature a king size bed, spa baths, sitting room, and sun decks with fabulous views out over the ocean and the tropical rainforest. Expect elegant rattan and teak furniture, beautifully thatched roofs and of course, air-conditioning
Given the bungalows and walkways are over the water only children over 10 years old are welcome to come and stay at Aerial view of Coral Lodge.
Facilities at Aerial view of Coral Lodge include a swimming pool, Casona Bohio Restaurant (on land), Cayuco Cocktail Bar (over the water) and a spa offering a full range of massages and other treatments.
The resort offers fantastic diving, snorkeling, tours of the mangrove forest, kayak excursions, horse riding along the beach and through the jungle and island tours.
A comfortable yet thoroughly eco-sensitive resort on an undeveloped part of the Caribbean coast just north of Kuna Yala (a.k.a. San Blas), this property consists of six thatched-roof bungalows perched above the sea. From one's outdoor deck is an uninterrupted view to where the surf rolls in, or a view straight down into clear water and coral that shelters many small fish and crabs. The air-conditioned bungalows are spacious though spare: tile floors, a couple of armchairs, a whirlpool tub, with each deck accommodating a chaise lounge, as well as a ladder leading into the water. The small crescent beach with miles of red mangroves at either end encourages swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. There are also local expeditions to ride horses, explore rivers, or dive. A central dining pavilion and pool sit several hundred feet up on the beach; the innovative food is locally sourced (a set menu includes steak with cilantro and onion sauce), and the wines Chilean. The mostly local staff are efficient and friendly.
Location & directions
Panama's Pacific Coast, Panama
Coral lodge is located on the mainland right next to the boarder of the San Blas reserve, on the Arriba Coast in the Colon Province of Panama.
How to get there
14-hour 45-minute international flight to Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to San Blas and 40-minute boat transfer to the lodge. Alternatively, from Panama City you can drive to Miramar (2-hours 30-minutes) and take a boat the remaining 30-minutes to Coral Lodge.
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