As part of a continuing entomological research project I am doing in Panama, I brought a group of entomologist's here in August 2012 for a 2-night stay. The insects, moths, and butterflies we saw were fantastic. Everyone in the group was able to get something they had not seen before, and most have been collecting in the Americas for many years. The variety of nighttime insect life is amazing, providing dozens of subjects for photographing. I plan to bring groups here in the future to continue researching the insect population at different times of the year.
The accommodations are excellent, and the location has beautiful views of the surrounding jungle and forest. I'm permanently adding Mt Totumas to my future itineraries. On my Aug 2012 trip I opted to have Jeffrey's wife, Alma, prepare breakfasts and dinners for the group, and the food was outstanding.... no, it was better than that!!
Anyone who wants to experience the jungles in the higher areas of Panama, yet have the comforts of home, needs to visit here. You will see and hear some great jungle wildlife. Bring a jacket/sweater/raincoat, as it gets chilly up here and can be wet much of the time. I've been coming to Panama for over 38 years, and this is one of the most beautiful places I've seen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mount Totumas Cloud Forest is a 400 acre eco resort with private cabins and rooms located in a remote cloud forest wilderness bordering La Amistad National Park in western Panama. In 2014 we just completed the Bellbird Lodge perched on a ridge with views directly on to the canopy of the Cloud Forest. The lodge has a restaurant and 5 private rooms with bath and common area living area with large windows with stunning views into La Amistad National Park. Access to Mount Totumas Cloud Forest requires a 4WD vehicle and we provide transportation services from Volcan, David and Boquete for those guests that do not have their own 4WD vehicle. For guests with 2WD rental cars we provide a secure place to leave your vehicle in Volcan. There are 9 trails covering over 40km that provides access to 2nd growth and old growth forests, pastures, riparian and edge habitat. The Resplendent Quetzal, Three Wattled Bellbird and 200 other bird species have been recorded. Three species of monkeys and a great diversity of flora await you on the trails. We have accommodations that fit every budget from private rooms sharing kitchens where guests can prepare their own meals to exclusive cabins and full service restaurant. Great for families, birdwatchers, and those looking for a pristine natural environment. Climate is perfect for hiking, mornings are cool and mid day reaches warm but not hot temperatures. We are 1900m above sea level and border directly La Amistad National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Totumas Cloud Forest Panama/Volcan