A pristine setting surrounded by
golden beaches, tropical rainforest, an azure sea, and coral
gardens. Authentic nature and adventure in Panama’s only dive
habitat with over the water bungalows.
The unconventional choice to EXPLORE and ENJOY…
A tropical Caribbean paradise
Pristine unexplored reefs
Un-inhabited San Blas Islands
Ancient indigenous Kuna culture
Primary virgin rainforests
Beach & villas
Dock and villas
Quality accommodations and service in Central
America 's most remote destination. The ambiance is that of
leisure and relaxed casual elegance with a style that is both
refined and rustic.
The first European to explore the coasts of
Central America was the Spanish explorer Rodrigo de Bastidas.
His first landing was in 1501 at "El Escribano", the exact
location of Coral Lodge resort. The pirates Morgan and Drake
often used Escribano as a staging ground to ambush Spanish
Galleons and to raid the nearby Spanish port of Portobello.
“Re-discover” with us this exciting paradise.
Coral Lodge Resort…Costa Arriba of
Colon and the essence Of San Blas… Only 5 hrs travel time from
Miami .. surrounded only by nature.
rates are based on the cost involved in providing a quality
service and infrastructure (over the water bungalows) in our
very remote location and should not create expectations of
conventional luxury. Coral Lodge is a quality eco-lodge ideal
for those who appreciate a unique beautiful setting, nature
related activities and an authentic eco-adventure experience. MORE
INFORMATION ON OUR RATES AND SERVICE
DAILY RATES PER PERSON INCLUDING MEALS:
Jan 7 – April 21
July 1 – August 31
Dec 1 – Dec 21
April 22 – June 30
Sep 1 – Nov 30
Dec 22 – Jan 6
5 nights minimum.
Rates include:Lodging, meals,non-alcoholic
beverages, a guided daily activity, 10% tourism tax, use
of kayaks, beach towels and snorkeling gear. Rates do not include: Alcoholic beverages
or transportation costs
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM CORAL LODGE "getting there is part of the adventure and a great way
to see Panama ”
trip transfers offer the best ways to see fascinating
indigenous cultures and the most beautiful areas of
THE SAN BLAS (KUNA YALA) ISLAND TOUR:
A turquoise sea speckled with coral gardens, palm
islands with white sandy beaches and thatched-roof Kuna
villages. One of the world’s most magnificent
archipelagos. A must for everyone visiting Panama.
Coral Lodge supports the Kuna Yala communities by
promoting the island tour. Kuna Law requires we
show what part of the total cost is received by the
Kunas that help provide it.
COST PER PERSON
(included in your transportation package) TOTAL:
Kuna Services (Breakfast,
boat ride, tour, island entrance and taxes):
Coral Lodge Boat Transfers
to and from private Island for snorkeling:
OUTBOUND TRANSFER AND
pickup at Panama City hotel and transfer to Albrook
Flight to San Blas Porvenir Island
Start San Blas Tour with bilingual Kuna guide.
Typical Kuna breakfast in Kuna village and continued
Transfer to a pristine island for morning of snorkeling
A delicious picnic lunch on the island
Boat transfer to Coral Lodge (1 hr.)
Arrival at Coral Lodge
RETURN TRANSFER AND
Departure from Coral Lodge by boat for 40 minute boat
ride to Miramar
Depart from Miramar for road trip back to Panama City
Tour of the Spanish fort of Portobelo and Church with
the Black Christ.
Lunch at the Coco Plum restaurant or similar on the
Arrival at Panama City Hotel.
TRANSPORTATION RATES (PER PERSON)
RATES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDE THE ABOVE SCHEDULE
INCLUDING THE SAN BLAS ISLAND TOUR
ROUND TRIP AIR/LAND/SEA
ROUND TRIP SEA ONLY
2 GUESTS in
3 or 4 GUESTS in party
5 to 12 GUESTS in party
ROUND TRIP + US$ 250, SEA PORTION ONLY + $120 SURCHARGE FOR PICK UP OR DROP OFF IN PLAYA
BONITA HOTEL, GAMBOA RESORT, CANOPY TOWER OR SIMILAR US$
20 PER PERSON.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of logistics of
getting to and from the lodge and limited boat service,
our transportation package has a set itinerary for both
arrivals and departures. Any variation will incur a
surcharge since additional boats and/or vehicles would
have to be scheduled. The outbound transfer includes the
half day San Blas island tour which by Kuna law is
operated by bilingual Kunas guides. Travel times listed
below are approximate depending on weather conditions
which are worse January through March.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS (EACH WAY - PER
TOCUMEN INTERNATIONAL - CITY HOTEL :
TOCUMEN INTERNATIONAL – GAMBOA, ETC.
One adult : $35
One adult : $50
Two or more adults : $20 each
Two or more adults : $30 each
CROSS ISTHMUS CANAL TRAIN FROM COLON TO PANAMA CITY:
An add on to the transportation package which provides a
scenic ride in restored train cars along the Panama
Canal US$80 per person , 2
person minimum. (only Mon. – Fri)
Diving at Coral Lodge is always
an adventure since chances are you will be the first to
explore any given reef. Our reef system is considered by
the Smithsonian Research Institute as the best in Central
America in terms of quality and variety of Corals.
Generally the diving is best from April through December.
We offer the newest in ScubaPro dive and DAN safety
equipment. The rates include free use of BC and
regulator. Masks and fins are available but we recommend
that you bring your own to insure comfort and fit.
NB: It is Coral Lodge's policy not to accept Dive Package
reservations from the end of November until the end of
March due to weather conditions at this time of year.
DIVING RATES PER DAY (includes 2
boat dives and 1 shore dive):
PER PERSON (per day)
1 OR 2 DIVING DAYS -
3 OR 4 DIVING DAYS -
5 OR MORE DIVING DAYS -
ADVANCED OPEN WATER
COURSES OFFERED BY PANAMA DIVERS
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Coral Lodge is best appreciated through the variety of
activities our unique location offers. Please let us know in
advance which of the following excursions you would like to
participate in since many of them require prior arrangements.
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS WITH NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:
The following activities are offered at no extra
cost. Depending on weather conditions and boat availability, one
of following tours will be scheduled on a rotating daily
basis. Please ask the manager at dinner or breakfast for more
MANGROVE BAY KAYAK EXCURSION to a beautiful
mangrove bay with inlets to the east.
MANGROVE CANAL KAYAK EXCURSION a long mangrove
canal to the west if tides permit.
SNORKELING: Depending on water conditions there
are a variety of places for great snorkeling and one our staff
member will be happy to lead the way or point you in the right
BOOZE CRUISE:Take a short
boat ride to a nearby lagoon and canal surrounded by pristine
mangroves before dinner while enjoying the beverage of your
choice. Beer, wine and spirits extra.
ISABEL RIVER AND VILLAGE TOUR: Visit the last
village in Colon province (an ideal movie set for “Lost” or
“Survivor”) and one of the most remote in Panama, while enjoying
a quintessential jungle river. We only offer this at high tide
in order to pass the river mouth.
JUNGLE TREK(in the dry season) to a nearby
river with incredible lush tropical jungle foliage.
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS WITH ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
SCUBA DIVING with our Dive Master. A great
introduction to scuba diving with a short theory overview, pool
practice, a shore dive and a shallow reef dive if conditions
permit. $75 per person.
BLAS ISLAND TOUR (from the lodge):If
you enjoyed the San Blas Island Tour on your arrival there are
several options for a repeat visit. You can accompany a
scheduled transfer/tour (space available), for a nominal cost of
$45 per person (7 am departure) or you can schedule a private
tour for a longer all day excursion at a cost of $145 per person
, 2 person minimum.
RAINFOREST TREK (in the dry season) to a nearby
river with incredible lush tropical jungle foliage.
GUIDED RAINFOREST TREK to a nearby river, 2 hrs. Enjoy an
incredible variety of lush tropical jungle foliage. Includes
water and snacks. Rate: $25 per person, 2 person minimum.
RIDING EXCURSION: on a jungle trail and/or a
long beautiful beach. Includes a 10 minute boat ride from the
lodge. Please book this trip at least one day in advance since
we use the local villager’s horses for this tour and logistics
can be difficult. 2 – 3 hrs. RATES: $40 per person, 2 person
SHORE FISHING Either bottom fishing with live
bait or trolling. Includes boat, drinks, snacks, bait, guide
and tackle. RATES: half day $200, 2 hrs. $100.
BOTTOM KAYAK EXCURSION. View an incredible
variety of fish and pristine coral over one of Panamas best
reefs through the clear floor of your kayak. 2 hrs. RATES:$30
per person, 2 person minimum.
ISTHMUS CANAL TRAIN FROM COLON TO PANAMA CITY:
An add on to the transportation package which provides a scenic
ride in restored train cars along the Panama Canal
US$80 per person , 2 person minimum. (only Mon. –
THE CANAL LOCKS ON YOU RETURN TO THE CITY. $20
PER PERSON (ticket not include)
CITY: A number tours and excursions in and
around Panama City can be arranged depending on your flight
schedules and interest. Let us know if we can offer restaurant
HONEY MOON PACKAGE
Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with champagne on a private
island in San Blas on arrival and a lobster (when in season) and
champagne candlelight dinner at the resort. In your water villa
will be a floral arrangement, a box of chocolates, champagne
(the evening of your choice), oils and soap suds for your
jacuzzi, a pareo for her and a Coral Lodge polo shirt for him. $260
per couple Note: If not available on arrival, some of these items will
be provided during the duration of your stay.
CORAL LODGE POLICIES
RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IN / CHECK OUT: Check-in time 1:00 pm and Check
out time: 11:00 am
#6: Due to a number of reviews in various
websites and magazine articles, there is a constant demand for
reserving villa #6. Its location is slightly more private but
all the villas are basically the same and have the same great
views. Since #6 was the first villa built, our guinea pig as it
were, the other villas have slight layout improvements and are a
bit more spacious. We try to reserve villa#6 on a first come
first serve basis but we give priority to honeymooners and
longer stays. However, since we only have six water villas,
we can’t promise any given villa with total certainty since
there is a chance, however small, that a change would have to be
made to properly accommodate reservations.
STAY: Given Coral
Lodge’s remote location and the numerous leisure, nature,
adventure and cultural related activities offered, we strongly
recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights. During high season, longer
stays will be given priority over reservation requests for
Coral Lodge’s bungalows and walkways are over the water
children under age 10 are not allowed for safety
reasons. Given the type of activities available at Coral Lodge,
we do not recommend booking with us if you plan to bring
children and/or adolescents over 10 years of age unless you are
certain they will enjoy nature related activities and will not
create a disturbance to other guest who want to relax and enjoy
our unique setting. We do not have TV, internet, video games or
activities designed for children and since a number of
situations could be hazardous for them, parents must exercise
care and control of their children at all times. We do not allow
rough or boisterous behavior.
PACKAGE RESERVATIONS: During the months of
December through March, Coral Lodge does not accept reservations
for Dive Packages due to the weather. This time period is the
windy season on the north coast of Panama and there is only
about a 30% chance of being able to dive.
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