Panama Eco Lodge

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Panama are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Panama City and then beyond in Panama.

Sustainability in Panama at present falls mostly within the realm of business (hotels and eco-tourism projects), agriculture, and protected outdoor areas. The country has moved towards greater environmental protection over the past fifty years, and today some 25 percent of Panama’s total area is protected

1. La Semilla Ecolodge 3* – Panama Eco Lodge

La Semilla Ecolodge

Offering a children’s playground and sun terrace, La Semilla a great Panama Eco Lodge is situated in Cerro Azul. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site.

All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day.

All rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. Superior rooms have a spa bath or a hot tub.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Rustic-chic suites with free Wifi in a quaint property offering open-air dining & bird watching.

Located in the lush tropical rainforest of Cerro Azul, in the cusp of the Chagres National Park, The Semilla Ecolodge blends perfectly with the natural surroundings.
We offer our clients the best of both worlds, modern comforts of luxury boutique hotel, all in the heart of the virgin Panamanian jungle.
We invite our guests to immerse themselves in a relaxed environment, just 20 minutes in car from Tocumen International Airport and just 45 minutes from Panama City.
Our staff are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible.
You can enjoy a delicious lunch while admiring the flora and fauna, make use of our installations such as the steam room and jacuzzi, billiard table, explore the incredible variety of plants, flowers and animals in our beautiful gardens, or simply relax while listening to the chorus of the jungle.
We offer high speed satellite internet, and we are pet friendly.
It is a rather large hotel for not a lot of rooms (7 in total?).
The deck is gorgeous with bird feeders and hammocks to watch the feathered friends fly in and out.
There is no pool but a very warm jacuzzi for all residents. We slept in a Junior suite and it was spacious enough.
Since I didn’t want a private jacuzzi on my deck I think we had the best room.
The meal we had was home cooked and the staff is very friendly.

This lodge is far away from anything so be prepared to bring a book or your computer to keep occupied but if like us, you came to decompress from an insane year, it’s totally worth your time.

The lodge is remote but the view is amazing and it’s so peaceful. I spent hours swinging in the hammock looking at the trees and birds…while waiting for someone to arrive.

We got there a few hours early (not recommended) and were lucky enough to be let in by a worker to enjoy the restaurant area while we waited.

We stayed in the junior suite and it’s very comfortable.

The bed is great, the fans keep the room cool and the bathroom is comfortable, although I couldn’t really get the hot water to work but that was fine.

There is Netflix and wifi and there are people who can make food and coffee for you. The dinner was okay and a little pricey but the breakfast was so delicious and fresh,

I would come back if we were ever in Panama again – just for the view!

he house is a beautiful, back to nature haven with a good splatter of luxury!

We stayed in the Deluxe suite which has been beautifully decorated, the furniture is of the best quality and the private jacuzzi on the flower laden private terrace is a real treat!

The views are stunning, there is plenty of tropical wildlife to be seen, we even saw a pair of Toucans!

The communal areas are perfect to laze around and rejuvenate after a busy week in the city!

The staff were were very nice and welcoming. The food they served was also very good.

The owner and manageress have done a fantastic job showing great customer care.

I would highly recommend La Semilla Ecolodge.

Panama Eco Lodge
Panama Eco Lodge

How much does a room costs at La Semilla Ecolodge?

Prices start 147$/night for Junior Suite with Garden View. The Deluxe Suite with Spa Bath is 240$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite has a private terrace, spa bath, flat-screen TV, private entrance and dining area.

There is also bathroom with hot water and a safety-deposit box.

Where to book online– La Semilla Ecolodge – Panama Eco Lodge you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Panama during Carnaval de Las Tablas which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Panama on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. The Resort at Isla Palenque 5* – Eco Lodges Panama

The Resort at Isla Palenque

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, The Resort at Isla Palenque by Cayuga Collection a great Panama Eco Lodge is located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, close to Boca Chica in Panamá. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this resort.

The accommodation will provide you with iPad. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Some rooms offer views of the sea and the pool area. Extras include a safety deposit box, linen and a fan.

Video Review of The Resort at Isla Palenque

Eden, the on-site restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner services.

An additional package must be purchased directly to the Hotel to include additional services : 3 daily meals at the on-site Eden restaurant, as well as on-site guided tours and one round trip boat transfer per party between Boca Chica and Isla Palenque.

We understand how it feels when your search for a luxury island vacation turns up uninspiring. You want the best resort in Panama.

A truly untouched tropical island experience. An undiscovered, faraway place that will energize you, refresh you, and send you back home anew.

Well, Traveler. You found us. This is the heart of Isla Palenque. Our 400-acre, private, tropical island resort in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama in Central America.

Rich in primary forest, 7 secluded beaches and a sacred history of archaeological significance.

Isla Palenque resort is right out of a page of your favorite, fantasy island novel.

Upmarket all-inclusive resort on a secluded peninsula with 7 beaches, plus infinity pools & kayaks.

It is hard to believe – but in many ways it was a little better…and a little different.

The resort still had the awesome Benny overseeing the restaurant and bar (he is a gift to the resort and really takes care of you!)…still had the amazing Frances who gets you from the dock to the room…and then many adventurous outings in between (you are amazing Frances)…but there were other staff as well that respected the importance of service.

It was a larger service family.

The casita we stayed in (8 in total on the island) was wonderful. Everything down to the finest detail was found within the casita – including the most wonderful bed and linens and amenities.

Yes – the washroom is outside your casita – but that adds to how special these rooms are. I enjoyed a nice bath (in cool water) under banana trees…while listening to the howler monkey’s in the distance.
We look forward to our third trip…enjoying this amazing ECO resort that takes ECO to the highest level…caring about our planet and their staff!
They even make their own straws out of papaya leaves…roll them and cut them to perfection. And you’ll never see a plastic water bottle… How great is that!
Gorgeous secluded beach eco-resort- small and intimate, casitas very private, with gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces- access to pool and dining/bar via beach or jungle path- classy decor in keeping with concept, gr8 healthy light food, nice bar and happy hour-delightful friendly staff- a perfect getaway.
Isla Palenque is a gorgeous, small eco resort that is full on luxury and spectacular customer service.
Their attention to their guests is amazing. From arranging thoughtful jungle hikes for our family of 5 to bringing us fresh juices poolside (just because!), to arranging a cooking class for our kids to participate in.
 Small fantastic eco-resort with excellent service, food, and cocktails.
I have been to multiple eco-resorts and so far this has been the best in terms of food, but the cocktails by Benny and Alex are absurdly good.
We just told them to make us something great and they delivered. You are in an island jungle so expect some nature visiting you.
Isla Palenque, by virtue of its location, offers an amazing ocean experience. Secluded beaches, warm water, and beautiful scenery.

Whether just lounging at the beach, swimming, paddle boarding, or hiking on the coast, the ocean in this part of the world is very beautiful.

Large tides create changing landscapes and many places to explore, and calm, warm waters lend themselves to a lot of time in the water.

The food, again, was stellar. We had written in a previous review about how good the food was, and again, it was delicious!

A chef that has access to local fresh ingredients, in conjunction with a garden on the island itself results in that type of food that just has a unique and special flavor.

Everything tastes fresh, is well thought out, and nicely varied.

The biggest concern was just choosing what to have, and the fear of missing out on a different choice… a great problem to have.
Eco Lodges Panama
Eco Lodges Panama

How much does a room costs at The Resort at Isla Palenque?

Prices start 1005$/night for Bungalow – Beach Front. The Villa is 3100$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite has a private terrace, spa bath, flat-screen TV, private entrance and dining area. There is also bathroom with hot water and a safety-deposit box.

Where to book online– The Resort at Isla Palenque
Eco Friendly Hotels Panama you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Panama during Carnaval de Las Tablas which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Panama on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Mount Totumas Cloud Forest 3* – Eco Lodge Panama

Mount Totumas Cloud Forest is a 400 acre eco resort with private cabins and rooms located in a remote cloud forest wilderness bordering La Amistad National Park in western Panama.
In 2014 we just completed the Bellbird Lodge perched on a ridge with views directly on to the canopy of the Cloud Forest.

Video Review of Mount Totumas Cloud Forest
The lodge has a restaurant and 5 private rooms with bath and common area living area with large windows with stunning views into La Amistad National Park.
Access to Mount Totumas Cloud Forest requires a 4WD vehicle and we provide transportation services from Volcan, David and Boquete for those guests that do not have their own 4WD vehicle.
For guests with 2WD rental cars we provide a secure place to leave your vehicle in Volcan.
There are 9 trails covering over 40km that provides access to 2nd growth and old growth forests, pastures, riparian and edge habitat.
The Resplendent Quetzal, Three Wattled Bellbird and 200 other bird species have been recorded. Three species of monkeys and a great diversity of flora await you on the trails.
We have accommodations that fit every budget from private rooms sharing kitchens where guests can prepare their own meals to exclusive cabins and full service restaurant.
Great for families, birdwatchers, and those looking for a pristine natural environment.
Climate is perfect for hiking, mornings are cool and mid day reaches warm but not hot temperatures.
We are 1900m above sea level and border directly La Amistad National Park.

This suite has a private terrace, spa bath, flat-screen TV, private entrance and dining area.

There is also bathroom with hot water and a safety-deposit box.

We spent two nights at this impeccably run eco lodge and loved every minute of it. The scenery is spectacular and the lodge is immaculately clean.
All of the food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to accommodate our dietary restrictions.
Everything is homemade, from the tomato sauce to the ice cream.
We hired a guide for one of the hikes and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Book this place; it will be the highlight of your trip. A most memorable experience.

This place is, in a word, special.

There is a beautiful sense of remoteness with sufficient comforts to make time here totally relaxing; a complete escape.

The owners, Jeffrey and Alma, have realized a dream for retirement of building a highly unique eco-tourism experience for guests.

The lodge has, somehow, been built at the end of a ridge up high in the mountains near Volcan.

Getting here is an experience in itself. 7 km of abandoned logging road – now farm access road, that takes over one hour to drive.

It is steep, rocky, crosses three rivers, and must be an absolute terror in muddy conditions.

But don’t let the drive up sway you because the reward at the top is so worth it.

The Lodge is built on a very large property with about 30 km of hiking trails all through the rain forest, valleys, and mountain ridges.

These trails give access to excellent birding, and a variety of monkeys and other animals; not to mention a huge variety of interesting Flora.

While not “luxurious”, everything you need is present and the owners have done an excellent job of attending to all the facilities in a very tasteful and detailed way.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming from the minute you arrive.

Jeffrey is full of energy and very excited to give you the history of the lodge as well as any information about the local ecology that you might want to know.

Alma is an excellent chef, producing beautiful meals, three times per day, and can even pack your lunches for hiking if you like.

There is no question that the reception you get from the owners, their daughter, Corinne, and their staff, is what elevates this facility to a must-do status.

We stayed in the newly built treehouse cabin. A funky, multilevel cabin built around a large deciduous tree.

A thick branch runs through the shower as if to prove to you that you are elevated in the forest.

The deck faces out to the canopy and so you can enjoy your locally grown and roasted coffee while getting a head start on birding for the day.

A small river that cascades below means you always have the sound of nature in the background when you sleep.

The dining/living room is perfectly situated to provide jaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

The flowering plants and hummingbird feeders all around it mean there are always plenty of beautiful birds to watch as you eat and relax.

We hired the 20-year-old son of the property manage, Rinaldo, to guide us (birding) through the hikes on the property.

Despite having no formal training, he was outstanding.

He knew all the local bird species, knew how to find them, and do all their calls. We were fortunate to see some rare species that were out of season.

Never wanting to settle with the status quo, Jeffrey and Alma are expanding a small coffee plantation on the property, to be big enough to export.

For now, they handpick and sort the beans to produce a small amount of coffee for the lodge.

It is excellent Panamanian coffee and they even have the famed geisha coffee.

An important thing to be mindful of if you were coming here: you need to arrange transportation to the lodge.

Either you need a very sturdy 4-wheel-drive vehicle with heavy duty tires, or you need to make an arrangement for a driver to bring you up.

The cost from Volcan is $60 each way if you use a driver. Despite the cost we liked having the driver because he obviously knew the road well and how to drive it.

Value: outstanding.

Eco Lodge Panama
Eco Lodge Panama

How much does a room costs at Mount Totumas Cloud Forest?

Prices start 230$/night for Exclusive Suite, 1 King Bed, Mountain View.

Where to book online– Mount Totumas Cloud Forest – Eco Lodge Panama you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Panama during Carnaval de Las Tablas which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Panama on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.