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  • Panama Ecolodge Aerial View
  • Kids kayaking through mangroves
  • Guest photographing insect
  • Canopy Observation Tower from Ocean
  • Panama Ecolodge Sustainability
  • Green Poison Dart Frog
  • Guests shore snorkeling near Tranquilo Bay

TAKE A RAINFOREST ADVENTURE

TAKE A RAINFOREST ADVENTURE

BEACH. KAYAK. HIKE. SNORKEL. RINSE. REPEAT.

BEACH. KAYAK. HIKE. SNORKEL. RINSE. REPEAT.

A 3-toed sloth baby clinging to its mother, a troop of capuchin monkeys, a hummingbird in its nest, green iquanas, brilliantly-colored ‘mini’ frogs, and even upside-down jellyfish — we saw it all at Tranquilo Bay! For a wildlife, rainforest and ocean experience all rolled into one, nothing can match Tranquilo Bay. The whole staff, including expert guides, will insure that you have the best time while enjoying a beautiful tropical environment and delicious food!
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus Colombus Zoo | Host, Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” & “Wild Countdown”

FEATURED JUNGLE ADVENTURE

FEATURED JUNGLE ADVENTURE

BEACHES IN PARADISE

BEACHES IN PARADISE

 

If serious beach time is what you desire, then Bocas del Toro has one just right for you. Tranquilo Bay is centrally located in the heart of the archipelago, which makes it possible to visit a different beach everyday during your stay.

All beach excursions depart directly from our comfortable facility where our staff will handle the preparation of everything you need for a relaxing beach experience. Plenty of cold drinks and sweet rainwater are packed with your favorite sandwiches and plenty of fruit.

BIRDING & WILDLIFE

BIRDING & WILDLIFE

 

Tranquilo Bay rests on a nature preserve of over 200 acres. In less than a week you might see white faced monkeys, night monkeys, two and three toed sloths, iguanas, caiman, blue morpho butterflies, a variety of frogs and lizards.

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. Some birding excursions require an early morning departure.

FISHING BOCAS DEL TORO

FISHING BOCAS DEL TORO

 
The secluded western Caribbean coast of Panama is wild and undeveloped, which is exactly what makes fishing these waters so remarkable. The fishing in Bocas del Toro is world class, not world famous, we rarely see another angler. Come fish with us and let exotic wildlife and big fish, surrounded by a surreal untouched landscape, create the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Local fishermen in Bocas del Toro fish year-round for snapper, jacks and barracuda. When pursuing game fish the most consistent months are March through May and September through mid November. The Caribbean Sea in Panama tends to have waves, and more wind during the peak of winter and summer.

PANAMA RAINFOREST HIKING

PANAMA RAINFOREST HIKING

 
Walking through the jungle is a surreal and vivid experience. As you enter beneath the rainforest canopy, cool moist air and profound shade envelop all within. Surprisingly dark inside, a slight feeling of insignificance begins to sharpen your awareness.

On our naturalist hikes we will slowly and quietly move beneath the canopy actively searching flora and fauna such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, hardwoods, forest palms, vines, bryophytes, ferns, bromeliads, orchids, and other epiphytes.

There are trails onsite that allow you to explore the jungle or several of our excursions give you a window into the rainforest.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

 
Panama is home to seven different indigenous groups. These groups comprise about five to eight percent of the country’s population. Of the entire indigenous population, the Ngöbe–Buglé comprise about one half. Bocas del Toro has a comarca (reserve) for the Ngöbe–Buglé on the mainland as well as a number of different villages within the islands. Most of our village visits are to those on Isla Bastimentos and Isla Popa. The children are timid but love to have their photo taken. We frequently encounter indigenous people on other excursions or onsite - our employees. Service projects for the schools within the villages may be arranged with advance notice for a group.

KAYAKING & PADDLE BOARDING

KAYAKING & PADDLE BOARDING

 
All activities and excursions depart directly from our comfortable facility where our staff will handle the preparation, maintenance and portage of the equipment. Snorkel gear is provided on all excursions to fully explore the underwater realm of brilliant tropical fishes living amongst vibrant coral reefs. All you have to do is paddle and absorb the breath-taking scenery.

For those new to the sport, we will provide a thorough Kayak/Paddle Board lesson to familiarize you with the equipment and techniques so that you are prepared for your adventure.

SNORKELING THE CARIBBEAN

SNORKELING THE CARIBBEAN

 

Your snorkeling adventure is designed to cover an array of ecosystems, terrain, marine and terrestrial wildlife. Much of the marine park has never been explored under the surface, and many of the known underwater sites are as yet unnamed. Within the marine park, sea fan gardens, vibrant coral reefs, and over 200 species of tropical fish live amongst a dramatic sub-sea terrain, which seems to transform every few hundred yards. Oceanic formations in the area include walls, freshwater caves, tunnels, pinnacles, coral spires and towers, Spur and groove, ocean impact reef, sandy ledges and protected patch reef.

SURFING PANAMA’S WAVES

SURFING PANAMA’S WAVES

 
We know you came here to surf, not paddle. We explore these waves from the comfort of our facility, traveling to all locations via boat. Our fast 26-foot boats will drop you right by the take-off point, and then anchor in the channel to serve as a rest stop. Cold beverages, towels and shade are never more than a short paddle away. When you’re done resting, there will be no reef dance in the impact zone to get back to the take-off spot.

During your stay with us our staff will handle the preparation, maintenance and storage of your equipment.

BEGIN YOUR PANAMA ADVENTURE

WILDLIFE. CULTURE. FISH. SURF. RINSE. REPEAT.

Tranquilo Bay is an owner-operated eco adventure lodge located on Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama adjacent to Bastimentos National Marine Park. We have over a kilometer of Caribbean coastline covered in coral gardens teaming with tropical fish. Our facilities encompass over 200 acres, with over a mile of hiking trails full of wildlife. At least 75% of the acreage has been left to evolve in its natural state.

The province of
Bocas del Toro hosts two national parks, one of which is a world heritage site. One park, Bastimentos National Marine Park, covers a large portion of the archipelago and is home to a variety of ecosystems that thrive at or around sea level. Our expeditions into the parks are designed to cover a diverse range of ecosystems and terrain and can be tailored to meet your group's areas of interest, experience and physical abilities on your Panama vacation.

YOUR GUIDES

Jim, Jay and Renee did an outstanding job with this place. They made us feel like we were part of their family... I cannot stress enough how wonderful this place is. It is a slice of paradise.
J & B, New York
  • Owner Operated Lodge

    JIM

    Owner / Operator
    Adventure Leader
    Group Sales & Marketing

  • Naturalist Guide Bocas

    NATALIA

    Naturalist Guide
    Adventure Leader

  • Panama Naturalist Guide

    RAMON

    Naturalist Guide
    Adventure Leader

  • Panama Eco Lodge Owner

    JAY

    Owner / Operator
    Lodge Physical Operations
    Adventure Leader

  • Travel Coordinator Bocas

    RENEE

    Owner / Operator
    Travel Logistics
    Lodge Operations

Everything was perfect:  the accommodations, the food, the people and especially the personal attention we received from all of you and Ramon and Natalia.
J & M, New York

COMPANIES WE HAVE GUIDED

  • VENT
  • Cheeseman’s Ecology Safaris
  • ABA
  • Cheepers! Birding
  • Wildside Nature Tours
  • eBird
  • Eco Tours
  • FIELD GUIDES

FIELD NOTES

FIELD NOTES

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(713) 589-6952 (USA)
(507) 838-0021 (PANAMA)
(713) 344-1125 (USA FAX)

INFO @ TRANQUILOBAY.COM