Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge – Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The Panama Vacation You Will Love

    Company Description

    Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge is an owner-operated eco-lodge located on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro, Panama adjacent to Bastimentos National Marine Park. Each cabana is spacious with plenty of room between accommodations. The nature preserve encompasses 200 plus heavily forested acres and over a kilometer of Panama’s Caribbean coastline.

    It is everyone at Tranquilo Bay's sincere hope that all guests feel like family when they are on vacation at Tranquilo Bay. Staff at the lodge curate each guest's stay so that all guests receive the individual attention they deserve while staying at the lodge. Each person’s experience is unique.

    Tranquilo Bay has a variety of staff members to meet guest needs' onsite. The staff to guest ratio varies between 1:1 and 1:3 depending upon the season. Full-time naturalist guides, Ramon, Natalia, and Stacey provide guests with personalized information about all of the nature and wildlife found within Bocas del Toro. The lodge also has two resident dogs, Fula and Chola, who do what they can to improve each guest's stay.

    What makes us special

    Guests use Tranquilo Bay as a base camp to position them to see and do more. Guests who are into eco-adventures such as birding and wildlife watching, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking or forest ecology, should be prepared for the experience of a lifetime.

    Hot showers, air-conditioning, a comfortable bed, and handcrafted meals made with fresh local ingredients welcome guests at the end of their adventures each day.

    Communal dining and private cabanas allow guests to both share time with other guests and have their own private space.

    Starting price per person in €

    160

    Additional Info

    Price is per person with two people to a room. Single occupancy will be slightly higher.
    Green Season: May 1 - December 14 each year
    Holiday Season: December 15 - January 6 each year
    High Season: January 7 - April 30 each year

    Community Programs

    Tranquilo Bay supports the Panamanian economy by employing local personnel and purchasing locally made goods. The lodge is working to educate its employees to help them grow into positions of greater responsibility.

    Tranquilo Bay worked with the Salt Creek indigenous community to create a reserve (including a management plan) adjacent to Bastimentos National Marine Park. This reserve will protect the trees, which provide roofing to this indigenous community and keep the area from ever being developed.

    The lodge works with several indigenous communities. These communities provide guides and cultural experiences on excursions and prepare trails for tourist use to get a feel for indigenous life in Bocas del Toro.

    Renee H. Kimball serves on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Tourism of Bocas del Toro and has served on several other sustainable tourism organization boards during her tenure in Panama.

    Environmental Programs

    At Tranquilo Bay, eco tourism isn’t just a catchy marketing phrase used to attract guests; it’s a way of life. The owners want to preserve the natural resources around the lodge in order to maintain the lodge for the long term and to pass on their legacy to their children. Guests come to Tranquilo Bay to see the natural resources that Bocas del Toro and Panama have to offer. Failure to work to preserve these natural resources would mean that the business and the children’s future would have a limited life span - thus the resources must be preserved.

    The owners painstakingly developed the secluded get-away for five years. During that time, two of them lived primitively in the jungle at the future site of the lodge, as they conducted research that would help create an eco-friendly destination that protects and preserves the environment, while offering guests unparalleled access to nature at its natural best.

    For more information see: https://www.tranquilobay.com/sustainabilitypractice/

    How To Come To Us

    Most guests fly from Panama City’s domestic airport to Bocas del Toro which is about an hour long flight on a plane that seats around 40 people. One may also arrive via land either from other parts of Panama or Costa Rica. Once guests are in Bocas del Toro, the lodge offers a transfer service from Isla Colon to Tranquilo Bay.

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