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Manglar Lodge

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Along with some friends we spent 4 nights here...had a great time. Took day trips and enjoyed meals at the lodge. Manager Omar was very accommodating, spoke very good English, and put up with our lively group with a smile. Rooms were clean and spacious...Thanks for a great stay

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 7 March 2014

While not easy to find if you are a tourist and driving (which is insanity in Panama in general), Manglar Lodge is a LOVELY respite....VERY CLEAN, GREAT breakfast (only meal we ate there but we did eat across the street at the Bay Hotel for dinner and it was very nice); good air conditioning that took the edge off of...

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1Thank Kathleen K
Mt. Vernon
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The Manglar Lodge was the nicest place we stayed in Panama. The room was lovely, beds were terrific, rooms clean and nicely decorated, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Lodge was less than half a block from the ocean. The restaurant served the best food we had on our trip -- pesto was my favorite. And the prices...

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Our reception was friendly, the room was was spacious and clean, the air conditioner worked well and not too noisily, the washroom was clean and just right, and the shower was wonderful! We could have eaten every meal here, but chose instead to eat mostly at the Bay Hotel opposite because of the...

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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

The staff was very nice. Rooms were clean with big screen tv, air conditioner, spacious bathroom and comfortable beds. We spent 99 dollars a night. Dinner and breakfast were cheap and really tasty. So nice to come here after a surfing lesson.

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1Thank Jason C
Wolfsburg, Germany
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I was there in November2013. I was in San Carlos to have a surfing lesson with Flor (ynumber one Surfing School abd Number One surf instructor) I choosed this hotel because it looked clean and beautiful and as well near to the surfing school. The room was so clean, great and perfect! The restaurant is good. The had very very...

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This hotel has great clean rooms, wonderful food is served during the day and evenings. Omar the hotel manager goes out of his way to ensure your stay is comfortable. In El Palmar beach area it is one of the best hotels around. Our shower head keeps leaking water...is the only down side during our 4 night stay. Omar when...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) with my mom and a friend. All three of us loved this place. The rooms are spacious, modern and clean. The owner speaks perfect English, is helpful and very friendly. We ate breakfast both mornings and dinner one night and the food was great. The only reason we didn't...

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Austin, Texas, USA
Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a very small ( 4 room) hotel all rooms upstairs . Clean and modern. Located a short walk from the beach no views. Quite and restful, if you are seeking more night life go to Coronado a few miles down the road this place is for those who want seclusion. Limited menu but excellent food and reasonable prices....

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El Rompio, Panama
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Stayed here for one night in December 2013. Great place, well- manicured grounds, ample parking, LARGE rooms with 2 queen beds, large bath room and shower, hot water, coffee pot in the room,clean, comfortable, great food, cold beer, Stacy, the manager, was wonderful - pleasant, friendly. Short walk to a nice beach. We will return here to stay.. Very reasonably...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you like nature and comfort, you'll enjoy your stay at Manglar Lodge. Located at El Palmar beach on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, Manglar Lodge offers the visitor four cozy and clean rooms, WiFi, a lounge terrace and gardens where you can relax on the sun, read and watch birds and butterflies. Sometimes you can also see iguanas, squirrels and opossums. The high tides will bring you nice sunsets next to the mangrove and, depending on the river and swell conditions, you can also try surfing or bodyboarding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manglar Lodge

Address: Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Price Range: $109 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manglar Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 4 is GREAT! Also, even though you cannot see the ocean from the room, you can hear it, so it is very soothing!”
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