Bocas del Toro, Panama
Adjacent to Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park sits Tranquilo Bay, an adventure eco-lodge. With a range of excursions on offer here, this resort has truly earned its title. Choosing from island hopping to hiking, snorkeling to kayaking, and surfing to wildlife tours, there is something here for everyone. With abundant wildlife all around, expect to see sloths, a multitude of birds, spotted eagle rays, white-faced capuchins, rare tropical insects, iguanas and everyone’s favorite ocean dwellers – dolphins.
Tranquilo Bay is situated on Bastimentos Island, in the archipelago of Bocas Del Toro, on the northern Caribbean coast of Panama. The lodge is sensitively positioned among the convergence of three ecosystems, providing a spectacular opportunity to comfortably immerse yourself in one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Flights run daily from Panama City to Bocas Town, where you’ll be whisked away on a 25-minute speedboat ride to Tranquilo Bay.
Wrap-around elevated porches on the main lodge building provide outstanding eye-level views of all the magic where the ocean and mangrove forest meet the rainforest. Whether you’re just looking for wildlife, or you’re into photography, being immersed in the canopy will amaze you.
The interior of each of Tranquilo Bay’s nine accommodations is comfortably appointed with air conditioning, local hardwood, tile floors, fine linens and a calming color palette to welcome you at the end of your adventure each day.
Each unit features a king or queen bed or two double beds, handcrafted for Tranquilo Bay from local hardwoods with an orthopedic mattress.
Rates start at $175
Canopy Observation Tower
Exploring & Hiking on Nature Trails
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Individual Air Conditioned Cabanas
200+ Acres of Conserved Land
Kilometer+ of Caribbean Coastline
Experienced Bilingual Naturalist Guides
Adjacent to National Park & Municipal Reserve
Wifi in Main Building
Use of plastics: Tranquilo Bay tries to use the smallest amount of plastic possible when they send guests off on excursions.
Food: Tranquilo Bay brings raw materials into the lodge in the largest quantity feasible and then makes as much of their food as possible onsite. The hotel sources large amounts of its foodstuffs from within Panama, bakes bread and desserts onsite each day, and has planted fruit trees that will increase their self-sufficiency in the future.
Chemical usage: Tranquilo Bay uses the smallest amount (and the least harmful option) of chemicals possible for cleaning and insect management.
Water usage: Tranquilo Bay practices responsible water usage and educates their employees and guests about such practices.
Water treatment: Tranquilo Bay captures natural rainwater, then purifies it using state-of-the-art filtration and UV light sterilization techniques.
Kayak & Paddle Boarding
Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
Guided Lagoon Kayak & Snorkel Tour (value of $100)