Come enjoy an exotic and invigorating yoga & nutrition retreat at the Palmar Tent Lodge in Bocas Del Torro Panama! You will unplug surrounded by the lush jungle and ocean breeze. Daily yoga, meditation, fresh local produce meals, nutrition workshops, massage and reiki will leave you feeling revitalized, powerful and vibrant!
Palmar Tent Lodge is an eco༶friendly, off the grid, luxury camping lodge located on Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Our goal is to offer our guests a unique experience to exist in harmony with the incredible natural environment on our island. Palmar is a place where you can really experience the natural side of Bocas as you spend your days practicing yoga and lounging on beautiful Red Frog Beach and your nights falling asleep to the peaceful sounds of the jungle and the rhythm of breaking waves. The area surrounding the lodge has plentiful wildlife (monkeys, sloths, red frogs, caimans & more) and we are located directly on one of Bocas’ most incredible beaches. We offer private safari style tents as well as larger dorm style tents. The lodge is solar powered and rainwater fed so we place a large emphasis on conservation of resources. Overall the vibe is very laid back and the lodge is a great place to relax and unwind. Check out the Palmar website for photos and info! https://www.palmarbocas.com
Prices based on Single Occupancy/Double Occupancy
Private Safari Tent for 1-2 people:
1 person= $1,100 1100/5 = $220 per day per student
2 people = $900900/5 = $180 per day per student
Private Safari Tent Two Double Beds
1 person = $1200 1200/5= $240 per day
2 people = $950/5= $190 per day
3 people= $900/5 =$180per day
4 people = $900/5=$180 per day
Pina Island Cabin Two Queen Beds (1 person/2) $195/$145
1 person = $1,275/$255 per day
2 people = $1,025/ $205per day
3 people = $975/ $195 per day
4 people$135 x5 = $975 $195
Jungalow King Jungalow One King Bed, One Bunk Bed (2/4) $225/$175
1 King $225 x5 = $1,425
2 people $175 x5 = $1,175
3 people $175 x5 = $1,175
4 people $160 x5 = $1,100
Private Safari Tents come furnished with platform beds including comfortable mattresses, linens, towels, mosquito nets, a large lockable trunk, a fan and a lamp as well as a private patio and bucket shower area complete with a pitcher and basin. We have Private Tent options with one, two, or three beds.
The dormitory is a cabin with 8 single beds (4 bunkbeds) and comes furnished with comfortable mattresses with linens, a large locker for each bed, lights and a ceiling fan. The dormitories also feature a hand painted floor.
We have one dorm tent with 8 single beds (four bunkbeds).
Bathrooms and Showers
There are four bathrooms in total with normal, flushing toilets. There are 2 community showers that use rain water. The water is pumped into an elevated 5 gallon container and then use on and off pulleys to control the water flow through the large rain shower head. It's fun! There are 2 other community showers that we recently renovated that use the same rain water however you press a button and the water comes out! It doesn’t take as much work!
The main meeting area at Palmar is the beachfront Lodge which features a full bar and reception area, a coffee and tea station, a book exchange and plenty of board games, tables and chairs for dining, comfortable sofa seating, and a large deck looking out to the sea. All the furniture in the lodge is custom made by local artisans using local materials. Adjacent to the lodge is the restaurant kitchen. Just down the front steps you will find a fire pit, hammocks, outdoor tables and seating as well as beach chairs and umbrellas.
Yoga Pavilion ༶ Our Shala
Practice in a serene open༶air studio nestled in the jungle, just steps from the beach with a stunning view of the sea. The 24’x24’ open air Yoga Pavilion can fit up to 20 students.
All of your meals for the retreat will be included with your package. We will offer a range of vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All food is sourced from local villages and farms when possible. Water and fresh juices with meals will be included, but alcoholic beverages and sodas will be kept on a separate tab that you can settle at the end of your stay. There are two restaurants within walking distance of our resort if you would like a change of pace at any point throughout your stay here.
We do offer internet at the lodge in the main restaurant area, it is also accessible just down the beach. We find that people are better able to connect with each other and with nature when they aren’t connected to the outside world at all times!
In addition to all of the yoga you will be doing, Palmar Tent Lodge is a great home base to explore the beautiful nature found in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. It is common to see a variety of wildlife on the premises and nearby including sloths, capuchin monkeys, the famous red frogs and dolphins. If you are lucky you may even get to see some of the critters that are rare to spot including sea turtles, anteaters or armadillos. There are hiking trails that lead to pristine nearby beaches where you can snorkel and explore. Other popular activities include the Bastimentos Sky zip line canopy tour, trips to the Bastimentos Bat Caves, snorkel tours to the Zapatilla Islands, surfing and surf lessons, SCUBA dive trips, slack lines, kayaking and paddle boarding. As part of your retreat we will be leading you on a Castaway day that includes a beach hike, snorkeling, and a walk back through the jungle. The kayaks, paddle board, surfboards, and slack lines will be available for your use during your stay. There will be plenty of ways to customize your trip to what you or your friends might want to do. There may even be some surprises along the way!
in more detail…
Our staff will be happy to set up personalized tours of the area with the best guides in Bocas. Here is a list of some of the adventures we can arrange:
Hiking ༶ We will be happy to recommend trails for all skill levels. Popular trips include hiking to Polo Beach, hiking to Wizard Beach, hiking to Bastimentos Town and some delicious stops along the way. Complimentary guided tour!
Zip Line Canopy Tour ༶ Just minutes from Palmar, the Bastimentos Sky Canopy Tour is a must༶do for all adventure seekers! This amazing tour features 7 zip lines and a tree top ropes challenge course. $55 (still waiting to hear back from Red Frog Villas about discount)
Chocolate Farm Tour and Nature Hike ༶ Hike through a local permaculture farm, learn about the chocolate making process, and sample the delicious products while enjoying beautiful views of the rainforest.
Up in the Hill ༶$20 ༶ 10 minute boat ride ($5) or hour and half hike
Zapatilla Island and Snorkeling Tour ༶ $35 ༶ Visit Dolphin Bay,
Coral Key, and the unspoiled Zapatilla Islands which are part ofthe Bastimentos National Marine Park. Snorkeling, beach combing and jungle walks are all available.
Fishing Tour ༶ Enjoy a half or full day fishing trip to some of thebest spots in Bocas del Toro with a local guide. Deep sea private charters also available.
Local ༶ $40/45 half day
Deep Sea ༶ $500 half day
Dive Trips or Certification ༶ If diving is your passion let us make arrangements to take you on a reef dive to remember. All gear is included. Trips leave from Bocas Town or Bastimentos.
$80 for two tanks
$300 certification over 3 days
Cave Tour ༶ Take a boat through the mangroves to arrive at a hidden natural opening. Walk and swim your way through a pristine cave, with an option to jump from a waterfall into a pool at the end. $35 for 5 hours
Flying Pirates ATV Tour ༶ See Isla Colon on your own 4 wheels. Explore a vast area of beaches, monkey trails, caves, lagoons, streams, and even beach bars. Half and full day rentals available.
You can bring your yoga mats and do yoga at Bluff Beach before lunch! $100 for half day (two people suggested to ride one bike so $50 per person)
Surfing ༶ Red Frog Beach can be an ideal beach for beginning surfers for much of the year. More experienced surfers can hike to Wizard Beach or Long Beach if you want to trek by foot or we can call you a water taxi to shuttle you to any of the amazing surf breaks that Bocas has to offer! Make sure to rent a board in Bocas or Bastimentos town. Limited quantities are available at the restaurant nearby. Phil is a wonderful instructor $35 for an hour session!
Snorkeling ༶ Our staff knows a number of secret snorkeling spots within walking distance of Palmar. Masks and snorkels are available complimentary.