Tucked away in the highland cloud forest, Los Quetzales Lodge & Spa is ideal for those longing to retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. At 7260 feet above sea level (2,200 meters), the reserve has the highest lodging facilities in the country, and lies inside the primary cloud forest of Volcan Baru National Park, which was established in 1976.
The Volcan is adjacent to the 407,000 acre Parque Internacional La Amistad, which straddles Costa Rica and Panama. Our 400 hectare reserve has been protected by the private efforts of its founders in 1970.
It is our privilege to be one of the only eco-vacation resorts in Panama or Costa Rica that offers overnight accommodations inside a national park. Our climate varies from 75 degrees F (23 degrees Celcius). during a sunny day to 45 degrees F (7 degrees Celcius). on our chilliest winter night. But the one thing about our ambiance, which amazes most visitors, is the absence of biting insects – no mosquitoes, no chiggers, not even a stray no-see-um! Fortunately our area also lacks venomous snake species.
The hotel is located within a stone’s throw of the river. Standard rooms have a shower and single or double beds. Larger rooms have a bathtub and king bed. 10 rooms, WiFi, 1, 2 or 3 beds possible, private bathroom, orthopedic mattress, shower or bathtub, located next to the river.
A separate building houses five hardwood suites with warm fireplaces and kitchenettes. junior suites are one-room, while master suites have a separate living and sleeping area with a balconies looking over the river. Fireplace, orthopedic mattresses, balcony or porch, kitchenette, futon sofa beds, one or two room suits (Jr and Master), WiFi, Living Room
Let the soothing sounds of the forest and river lull you to sleep. Our chalets are located on the border between two parks- the pristine cloud forest of Friendship International Park, and Volcan Baru National Park. Ideal for bird watching, animal encounters and guided tours. Perfect for privacy, romantic getaways, and family retreats. 1.5 kilometers from main building, hot water, gas laterns, transportation to/from main lodge included, fully equipped kitchen, inside 2 national parks, food delivery (prepard or not) wood fireplace.
Our Chef hails from Mexico, Venezuela, France and Panama. His food is a combination of local ingredients with foreign technique and the dishes are like nothing you will have ever tasted before- Crepes de maiz with salsa, coconut lentil curry soup, bread as if it were right out of a boulangerie in France!
The mission of our restaurant is to provide you with the most nutritious food possible while taking good care of our environment.
We do this in several ways:
1. For lunch and dinner we always offer a fresh salad bar with over 15 fruits or vegetables. Some are organically grown in our garden: snow peas, red lettuce, cabbage, watercress.
2. We bake our own bread on site with whole wheat flour (white is also available) to avoid packaging and preservatives.
3. All of our dairy products come straight from our cow to cut down on the negative externalities of importing and packaging food. Our cow is hormone-free. Fresh cheese, yogurt, cream and butter are made daily.,
4. Our menu prioritizes vegetarian options, fish and poultry.
Please consider what difference one meal can make. You’ll never taste a more delicious dish! Breakfast is served from 6 to 10 am. Lunch is from 12 to 2 pm. Dinner is from 6 to 10 pm. Buen Provecho o Bon Appetit!
(Panama City, Cerro Punta/Bambito)
Bocas del Toro
This seven night tour seduces you to enjoy an exclusive selection of the most exciting locations in Panama: the historic Panama Canal, the village Volcan situated up in the highlands and the magical Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Your days will be filled with pure nature, secluded beaches and famous history.
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