My family of 5 did the day tour excursions 2 year ago, and we enjoyed the day so much that we decided to stay overnight in the lodge this trip. On the boat ride to the lodge, Captain Carl educated us on the Canal, and it's expansion. We also were able to stop at several islands to feed monkeys and iguanas. When we arrived at the lodge we kayaked to a waterfall where we could swim. The kids always enjoy jumping from the 2nd floor of the lodge to swim in the lake as well. Later that afternoon some of us fished, and some of us relaxed in the hammocks on the third floor of the lodge. The food prepared by Brian for all meals was delicious! After dinner Captain Carl took us on a nighttime boat excursion to hunt for crocs, and caiman. This was the highlight of the trip for our kids. He caught a few small caiman/crocs, and let our kids hold them. We felt like we were on a "Crocodile Hunter" show! Our rooms were comfortable, and clean. Each room has it's own balcony with a hammock overlooking the lake. The rooms are rustic, and simple, but perfect for a stay in the jungle. We are looking forward to coming back again, and making this a family tradition.
- 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