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The Canal and Central Panama Hotels

Coral Lodge

  • Local Flavor


  • Gorgeous scenery
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking


  • Remote location
  • No-see-ums can be a problem
  • Boat ride can be rough

Updated 08/14/2012

Fodor's Review

Nestled in an idyllic cove on the remote coast between Portobelo and Guna Yala, Coral Lodge's bungalows and restaurant are perched over the sea and surrounded by amazing scenery—emerald waters, mangroves, and a golden beach backed by jungle. Seven spacious bungalows stand on cement posts atop coral platforms, with waves washing beneath them, a ladder from each balcony touches the sea. The bungalows have high, thatched roofs, cane furniture, and appropriately tropical

decor. A walkway connects them to a small beach, pool, and open-air restaurant. Rather than luxury, Coral Lodge offers access to pristine coastal nature with creature comforts and good food, and the opportunity to visit Guna Yala on a day tour. They also have snorkeling, kayaking, and rain forest tours. Transportation to and from the lodge is extra.

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Hotel Information


Santa Isabela, 25 km (16 mi) west of Porvenir. Kuna Yala by sea, Santa Isabela, Panama


507-836–5434; 888-499–2497-in U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 7 bungalows
  • All meals

Updated 08/14/2012


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