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A highlight of our trip

In Parque Nacional Isla Coiba, excellent snorkeling with many marine creatures plus guided nature... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Joseph C
Highlight of our Panama Trip

My wife and I spent two nights on Coiba recently on a trip organized for us by Tanager. We had a... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
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Tanager tourism is a small eco-tour company, run by two biologists. We organise camping trips to Coiba (1, 2 or 3 nights), snorkelling and walks through the forest. We can almost guarantee that you will see hawksbill turtles and white-tip...more
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

In Parque Nacional Isla Coiba, excellent snorkeling with many marine creatures plus guided nature walks. We also spent two additional nights at Heleconia B&B. The hosts are very knowledgeable, internationally experienced, trained naturalists. Plus they are friendly and cook excellent home-style meals. You'd be hard-pressed...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Joseph C., Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip to Coiba. Best regards,

Reviewed 11 March 2018

My wife and I spent two nights on Coiba recently on a trip organized for us by Tanager. We had a fantastic experience, starting with the night before the trip, which we spent at Hotel Helconia, also run by Tanager. The couple who run Tanager...More

Thank BehzadNH
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear BehzadNH, Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you as guests. We hope the remaining part of your visit to Panama was as good as your visit to Coiba.

Reviewed 9 March 2018

My husband and I stayed at Heliconia Inn just south of Mariato, Azuero, hosted by Loes and Kees--excellent value. My purpose was to go with Kees to Cerro de Hoya, one of the last relatively primeval forests in Panama to see the birds, and the...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Jennifer W., Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The connectivity is indeed still an issue. We are working on it,and hope to improve connectivity in the next two months (by May 2018). Best regards,

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We had a wonderful time both staying at Hotel Heliconia and taking the Tanager Ecotours trips, first climbing and camping out on Cerro Hoya and then visiting Coiba island for snorkelling and more walks in the forest. Kees and Loes are excellent hosts and extremely...More

Thank jaswindells
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear jaswindells, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The climb up to the Cerro Hoya cloud forest is indeed an effort, but a worthwhile one. Best regards and we hope that the remaining part of your...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I arrived by bus (stops right in front of the Heliconia hotel) in the afternoon before departure. It was nice to relax on the deck with a cold drink and have a dip in the small pool. You can also go for a walk on...More

Thank Laila S
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Laila S, Thank you for your review, Kees is almost blushing.

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We booked the two night trip to Coiba early in the fall of 2017 and were notified afterwards that Loes and kees were not able to use the ranger facility as it was down for repairs. We were offered the choice of tenting or a...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Tanager Tourism is owned and operated by Kees and Loes, Dutch biologists, who offer a number of different tours from their base at Hotel Heliconia. We chose a three day tour of Coiba Island which accommodates a maximum of six people. The first night is...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello T-SGlobetrotter, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip to Coiba. We are glad you like the alternative we had to set up. Most other guests also enjoy the camp-site, especially after we managed to deal with the sandfly problem...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

We booked in September, 2017 for a Coiba island overnight trip for the end of December 2017. At the time of booking, we were told we would be staying in the dorms at the ranger station. No one told us we were camping until the...More

1  Thank NWilk2014
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear NWilk2014, We are sorry you had such an uncomfortable trip. We apologize for not informing you earlier about the change of venue to camping. We ouselves were caught off-guard by that (we were informed by MiAmbiente on 15 Oct), and while we tried to...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The enjoyment of the Coiba adventure stemmed primarily from the natural beauty of the area, the wildlife, and the depth of knowledge of the owner, Kees. Our trip started with a stay at the B&B. The rooms are adequate and clean and the dinner and...More

Thank JGDiamond
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello JGDiamond, Thank you for your review. Sandflies were indeed a challenge, but we have found a good product that keeps the sandflies out of the tent. I (Kees) will pay more attention to non-birds in the future. My apologies for ignoring those during your...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and I went to Panama in December 2016, and we were eager to find a way to get to Coiba Island, which we knew might be tricky. After researching some tours we decided to book with Tanager Tourism and we had an incredible...More

Thank AliKGalloway
Kees G, Owner at Tanager Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello AliKGalloway, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the trip to Coiba. Best regards,

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