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#3 of 44 Speciality lodging in Guna Yala Region


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bsweettours wrote a review Mar 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States136 contributions53 helpful votes
If you visit Burbayer Lodge be ready for a remote, off-the- grid experience. This is a very basic property, no wifi, no hot water, lizzards in the rooms kind of experience. My room was so dimly lit I need the door open to see well. I fault the property for not even having a over-the-bed reading light. Questioning that omission I was told it had "rusted out". Getting there is along a very rough (paved with abundant pot holes), winding road. The driveway into the property takes an all wheel drive vehicle. The provided food was basic but tasty and adequate. The redeeming quality of the place is the birding and the provided guide. If you visit for that reason you will likely not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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murphymurphy wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada39 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights. The couple who hosted us were so lovely and kind. We went birdwatching with our guide Rich Cahill, who was so interesting and fun. He grew up in Panama and English is his first language, so it made everything easy. We went birdwatching 2-3x/day, and saw a ton of different birds. Toucans, laughing falcon, rufous motmot, parrots, about 10 different types of hummingbirds, and so many more! The meals were delicious. The room was basic and lovely. Beautiful flowers and trees. Good shower. I loved our jungle trek.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
sean o wrote a review Oct 2019
Deep River, Connecticut7 contributions
A friend and I stayed at Burbayar for 6 nights. I wish it was longer. The staff really took care of us whether it was making us delicious meals or showing us birds they went above and beyond. I will go back. Great, great birding day and night. Beautiful scenery. Just a good time. Sean
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Chambs wrote a review Mar 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Any reviews written prior to 2019 should be ignored, it is completely changed. The lodge in now operated by Ancon Expeditions. They have refurbished or newly built all the cabins. All cabins are now stuccoed with synthetic tile roofs and lovely screened shutters to open or close, depending on how much of the world you want to see. They are hooked up to electricity, so no noisy generators, just the most marvelous peaceful quiet, only interrupted by bird or monkey calls. The grounds around the lodge are beautiful. You are high up in the rain forest and surrounded by glorious, bird-attracting trees. The full-time caretaker, Tonio is wonderful and makes sure everything is perfect. The food is delicious, local Panamanian fare. In short, Burbayar is a wonderful lodge for peace, quiet and being in nature. Several great hikes or bird walks from the lodge or just sit and enjoy nature from patio and veranada of main lodge building. The photos of Burbayar on the website do it more justice than our words
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best views are from cabins on the hotel, but lower cabins are lovely and much more up close and...
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2 Helpful votes
Response from ignacior441, Guest Relations Manager at Burbayar Lodge
Responded 10 Mar 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your Burbayar experience. We are very happy to know your stay at our lodge met your expectations.
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Marco G wrote a review Feb 2019
Panama City, Panama14 contributions
Burbayar Lodge reopened last month after almost 4 years being closed to visitors. The new management revamped the old facilites. The cabins are quite comfortable. They come with a full bed and a twin bed (perfect for the 3 of us), a ceiling fan (not needed for sleeping as it gets comfortably cool at night), a very good shower head (no hot water). The cabins are well kept. The food is served family style and I must say it was among the best tasted in Panama and well balanced. The experience altogether was amazing. Our main interest was the birds and we got much more than expected. Tanagers, hummingbirds, raptors like the Plumbeous hawk and the Sapayoa were the highlights. The flowers, orchids in particular and the wide variety of frogs (night outings) were spectacular. We also saw a troop of howler monkeys. Burbayar is only 90 minutes away from Panama City (60 minutes from the international airport). We stayed 2 nights. Should have stayed 4 nights. Next time!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ignacior441, Guest Relations Manager at Burbayar Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2019
Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay at Burbayar Lodge. And we heard you listed over 80 species of birds in just 2 days. That’s awesome. You are welcome to return any time to keep adding species to your Burbayar and world birds’ lists.
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