The adventures are unmatched, we fed 3 types of monkeys from our hands, Carl let us hold his nocturnal monkey, boa constrictor, toucan, caymans, and showed us many other jungle animals. The food was delicious and we had a great time relaxing, playing, and exploring.
Although the lodge was clean overall, we ran into some surprises. Because their is no fresh water (besides bottled water to drink), the shower is lake water, as are all the faucets. The toilet is a toilet seat with a plastic bag underneath, you do your business, sprinkle in some sawdust and call it a day. i.e. no flush toilets. And the worst part, I don't think this happens to everyone, but we had to kill 4 cockroaches in our room before we went to bed.
It is truly a jungle adventure, with jungle bugs, animals and relaxation.
Just a real quick funny story, we were out looking for alligators and caymons on the night safari and all of a sudden our motor stopped working, we had to paddle back to the lodge and the next morning we discovered that the propeller had fallen off and was sitting on the bottom of the lake. It was a fun little adventure that we'll be laughing about for a while.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our floating lodge is the most unique all inclusive in Panama. A stay with us includes all meals, beverages, touring, and activities on the lake. Activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking, .. or you can just relax in the hammock lounge. The lodge is anchored in a secluded cove of lake Gatun of the Panama Canal. We are surrounded on all sides by a tropical forest teaming with exotic birds, plants, and animals. Huge ocean going ships transit the canal not far away. Come live a true adventure in the cross roads of the world. ... more less