Tranquilo Bay

Tranquilo Bay

Rainforest adventure awaits

Adjacent to Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park sits Tranquilo Bay, an adventure eco-lodge. With a range of excursions on offer here, this resort has truly earned its title. Choosing from island hopping to hiking, snorkeling to kayaking, and surfing to wildlife tours, there is something here for everyone. With abundant wildlife all around, expect to see sloths, a multitude of birds, spotted eagle rays, white-faced capuchins, rare tropical insects, iguanas and everyone’s favorite ocean dwellers – dolphins.

 

Tranquilo Bay is situated on Bastimentos Island, in the archipelago of Bocas Del Toro, on the northern Caribbean coast of Panama. The lodge is sensitively positioned among the convergence of three ecosystems, providing a spectacular opportunity to comfortably immerse yourself in one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Flights run daily from Panama City to Bocas Town, where you’ll be whisked away on a 25-minute speedboat ride to Tranquilo Bay.

Highlights & Activities

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Behold Panama’s Diverse Flora & Fauna
Delight in spotting white faced monkeys, night monkeys, two and three toed sloths, iguanas, caiman, blue morpho butterflies, a variety of frogs and lizards on over 200 acres of sprawling nature reserve.
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Tailor-made Guided Excursion
Each guided excursion will be tailored to meet your group's areas of interest, experience, and physical abilities. Most explorations have a post-breakfast departure and include a picnic lunch in the field.
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Fish the Wild Western Caribbean Coast with Local Fishermen
The secluded western Caribbean coast of Panama is wild and undeveloped, which is exactly what makes fishing these waters so remarkable. Local fishermen in Bocas del Toro fish year-round for snapper, jacks and barracuda.
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Rainforest Hiking
Enter beneath the rainforest canopy, as cool moist air and profound shade envelop you. Navigate through the lush greenery as you explore Panama’s flora and fauna, such as birds, reptiles, frogs, forest palms, bromeliads, orchids, and other epiphytes.
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Explore a Caribbean Marine Park
Shore snorkeling from Tranquilo Bay puts you directly within the Bocas Del Toro marine park and a number of different formations and habitats for your exploration. The park is home to over 200 species of tropical fish, many of which have never been explored under the surface and multiple known underwater sites that remain unnamed.

Regenerative Impact

At Tranquilo Bay, eco tourism isn’t just a catchy marketing phrase used to attract guests; it’s a way of life.

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Tranquilo Bay used eco-friendly renewable, reusable, or recyclable materials (wood, steel, and concrete) to construct its buildings. These buildings do not require extensive maintenance nor replacement on a regular basis. It limits its use of local hardwoods to combat de-forestation.
Tranquilo Bay brings raw materials in the largest quantity feasible and then makes as much of its food as possible onsite. It sources majority of its foodstuff from within Panama. Tranquilo Bay bakes its own breads and desserts each day and grows a fair amount of fruit and herbs on site.
Tranquilo Bay limits its use of fossil fuels where possible by maintaining travel days to and from Isla Colon, monitoring alternatives for power generation, and working on fuel efficiency for transportation. Employees who are not from within a short boat ride’s distance live onsite. Those that do not live onsite boatpool to work.
Tranquilo Bay’s owners designed the lodge to leave the smallest footprint on its lush environment. Of the 200 acres of land it owns, it has limited development on only 8 acres. Additionally, it has been actively working to preserve and protect more than 80 acres of its nature preserve.

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Hotel Location

Tranquilo Bay

The islands of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago have been called the Galapagos of the Caribbean. They are located in the extreme western part of the country, only 25 miles from the Republic of Costa Rica. This Archipelago has the perfect combination of historical and cultural traditions, with a charming variety of aquatic species, coral reefs, mangroves, beaches with crystal clear water and undisturbed jungles with all the flora and fauna you can imagine.

Hotel Address

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Closest Airport

Tocumen International Airport

Travel Time From Airport

2hr45min flight to Isla Colón + transfer to Isla Bastimentos

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay 

-Complimentary Guided Lagoon Kayak & Snorkel Tour ($100 USD value)

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