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Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart.

El Valle de Antón is a truly unique and captivating village, found in the centre of an enormous crater from a (happily extinct!) volcano, set 60 miles from Panama City in the region's Coclé Province.

Expect endlessly romantic scenes of mist-covered mountains - part of the protected Natural Monument Cerro Gaital - peppered with lush creeks and a flowing stream from this beautiful, wildlife-steeped village; the ideal antidote to hectic life back home! Add the trademark warmth and friendliness of the local residents, and the calm pace of life lived here, and your tranquil setting for rest and relaxation is complete.

With its natural swimming pool, stunning observation veranda and twelve cosy ensuite bedrooms, a stay at Canopy Lodge allows you to immerse your senses in all the tropical pleasures of the natural world.

Discover a selection of eight double and corner rooms in the main building, each featuring a balcony that looks across the garden and the sparkling Rio Guayabo stream. This is a balcony you won't want to tear yourself away from any time soon, so don't forget to pack a good book and a pair of binoculars!

Single travellers can choose from four single rooms, each complete with a wall of windows that allows light to flood inside, as well as providing exceptional garden views.

While away some time on the observation veranda, built for relaxation and birdwatching alike. Observe a stunning array of birds as they drop by for food, from tanagers and motmots to the colourful aracari. Bird guides are available from the Lodge's well-stocked library (which also houses an array of English and Spanish novels) the end of your stay you'll be hooked on identifying your feathered friends!

In the Canopy Lodge's open air dining room, all meals are served family style and offer a wide range of Panamanian and international cuisine. Wine is complimentary with dinner, and of course there is always dessert!

If you're in need of a refreshing dip, simply head out to the natural swimming pool, found in the Lodge's lush tropical gardens. Created from fresh crystal clear river water, the pool has a year-round temperature of around 25°C - while an overhanging tree with ropes means you can make a wonderful splash!

If you feel like venturing out, the nearby Canopy Adventure consists of a nature hike through outstanding natural trails, and where you'll meet more of the area's flourishing wildlife, from colourful tropical birds to two-toed sloths, as you navigate your path through a spectacular array of ferns, mosses and orchids.

Thrill-seekers can take on the exhilarating zipline adventure, while those in the mood for a little more relaxation can luxuriate in the cascading beauty of the Chorro El Macho waterfall, one of the area's main attractions for tourists, birds and butterflies alike!

The Lodge's friendly owner is genuinely passionate about conserving this beautiful part of the world, where many treasured childhood memories have been made. He is delighted to be able to share his favourite place on Earth with his guests, and by the time your stay is over, we're certain you will understand why.

Things to note

Canopy Lodge is a no smoking environment. Laundry services are also available. Please note prices are daily room rates and do not include tours; contact for package rates.

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The basics

The basics

Region: El Valle de Antón, Coclé
Cost (from): £145 pppn
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 1 per room
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 710

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Corner & Double Rooms sleep 2-4, 2 double or 1 king size bed, bedding & towels, private bathroom, towel heater, storage space, overhead fan, desk, reading lamps, balcony.
Single Rooms are also available.

Local activities

Birdwatching, wildlife spotting, hiking, nature walks.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Eco-friendly holiday lodge in El Valle de Anton, Panama, featuring twelve en-suite rooms, an observation deck, open air dining room, tropical gardens and a natural swimming pool.
  • Ideal for birdwatchers and those in search of true relaxation!
  • Fly to Tocumen International Airport - transportation can be arranged for daily rate guests, and packages include transportation. Alternatively guests can hire a car for the two-hour drive to the site if preferred.
  • There is a well-stocked library available at the Lodge, with WiFi and a PC for guest use.
  • Nearby Canopy Adventure consists of nature hiking trails and a zipwire challenge, while the Chorro El Macho waterfall is a major local attraction - bring your camera!

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