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Luxury camping at the edge of the jungle on Red Frog Beach / Camping lujoso al borde de la jungla Playa Red Frog
Safari Tent at Palmar / Tienda safari en Palmar
The Shared Safari Tent--3 single beds, $15/bed/night / La tienda safari con tres camas, $15 dólares cama por noche
The Great House--Bar, General Store, Lounge Area & Community Kitchen / La Gran Casa-Bar, tienda general, área lounge y cocina común
View of Red Frog Beach from the Great House / Vista de Playa Red Frog desde la Gran Casa
Beach chairs and umbrella's on the beach / Sillas de playa y sombrilla en la playa
Leatherback Sea Turtle tracks right near Palmar! / Camino de huellas de una Tortuga Laúd cerca de Palmar
Sunset Beach Yoga / Yoga en la playa durante el atardecer
A look inside our Safari Tents
Getting to Palmar Tent Lodge

Our eco-friendly, affordable beachfront accommodations are one of a kind in Bocas del Toro. Palmar is a place where you can really experience the natural side of Bocas as you spend your days lounging on beautiful Red Frog Beach and your nights falling asleep to the peaceful sounds of the jungle and the rhythm of breaking waves.  Activities abound, from hiking the trails of Bastimentos Island, exploring the surrounding beaches and reefs, flying the sky on a canopy tour or just relaxing in a hammock with a cocktail. There is something here for everyone.

Accommodations range from comfortable, private, safari-style tents to shared dorm safari tents, or for those who want an authentic camping experience, we have campsites where you can pitch your own tent or rent one from our supply. 

Specialities and Highlights

Palmar has a completely unique concept for lodging that is unparalleled in Bocas del Toro. Staying in a safari tent allows you to be immersed in the sounds and sights of the jungle while not sacrificing comfort.  Our location directly on Red Frog Beach allows guests to fully relax and enjoy all the beauty that Bocas has to offer without having to boat/hike/bike all over the islands--it is all right there!

Hours Open

Bar and Reception are open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 (ish) p.m.

Seasons Open


Price Style for this Establishment

Private safari tent with 1 double bed: U.S $44/night

Private safari tent with 2 single beds: U.S. $44/night

Shared safari tent (3 single beds): U.S. $15/bed/night

Rent a camping tent: U.S. $9/person/night

Pitch your own camping tent: U.S. $7/person/night

Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability

Palmar Tent Lodge makes efforts to work towards environmental and social sustainability in a number of ways.  We utilize the power of the sun for the majority of the electricity at the lodge. The lamps and fans in the safari tents are powered by car batteries that are recharged daily.  All water comes from rainwater catchment. We use foot pumps for all sinks and the community shower to conserve water and to make guests aware of their water use--you don't need as much as you think when you're pumping it yourself!  We compost organic materials for use in our community gardens that supply guests with fresh herbs and vegetables and teach guests how to cook the plantains and breadfruit that grow in abundance on our property. We strive to involve our indigenous neighbors from the Red Frog community in our project, and we work with one fantastic local family in particular for our staffing.

For More Information, Contact:

Chris Mein

Red Frog Beach,
toll-free 6880-8640
Kristin Panke

Red Frog Beach ,

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Latitude: 9.343618000
Longitude: -82.178726000
Elevation: 34 FT (10 M)
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