We stayed at the Isla Palenque resort mid-March at the end of a 16 day ’adventure’ tour of Panama.
We booked the four night discovery package on the Island in one of the tented suites and from the minute we arrived we knew that Isla Palenque was something truly special.
We chose a tented suite because we wanted to have a totally unique and unforgettable experience, and we were not disappointed
The climb to and from the suite was superb and not difficult (if reasonably fit) and it just added to the adventure of stepping into the jungle it made you feel like you were walking into your own secluded piece of tropical paradise, made especially exhilarating at night by torch light (supplied on the key ring).
The sleeping area was faultless, well-proportioned and furnished beautifully. We were lulled to sleep by the waves breaking on the shore and awoken by a dawn chorus from howler monkeys.
The open air shower room again was perfect, always clean and fresh (with towels changed regularly).
You don’t need air conditioning as the fans and the breeze make it feel really comfortable and NO BUGS at all, not even in the shower room.
The outside living area was amazing, a large decked area high above the beach in the canopy of the trees, the prefect spot to relax on the sofa (or in the hammock) with a gin and tonic at the end of the day whilst watching howler monkeys foraging in the trees 20 metres away and nesting black hawks above.
The whole suite felt deluxe and luxurious (even with cold showers and a composting toilet). The attention to detail was astounding from printed field guides and maps to providing binoculars, i-pads and buckets of ice, to meticulous housekeeping and a 24hr concierge (thanks Bibiana).
The Rocas was a perfect spot, especially for pre-dinner cocktails (a favourite was Olga’s Gold) and watching breath-taking sun sets, followed by short shuttle drives to the Eden for marvellous dinners.
The package included a choice from several excursions all of which were executed with perfection, you wanted for nothing, water, sun screen, bug spray all provided by approachable, friendly staff that truly love their jobs .
We had the most incredible stay, and we loved every single minute of it, for nature loving adventure travellers like us it was absolutely perfect.
Thank you Isla Palenque you made us feel like superstars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new sustainable private island resort on a pristine 400-acre jungle island in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama, featuring 15 luxury rooms nestled among forest trees with glimpses of the Pacific, two restaurants, a spa and over 20 custom tours and adventures on the island, in the Gulf and on the mainland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Resort At Isla Palenque Panama/Boca Chica