Tranquilo Bay, the best Bocas del Toro hotel, is your home base to explore the islands and highlands of Western Panama. Tranquilo Bay provides sustainable adventures in Nature, providing exceptional service while honoring the beautiful environment of Bocas del Toro. Unpack, settle in and experience this unique tropical location. Tranquilo Bay provides guests with six deluxe air-conditioned cabanas, beautiful views, eco-adventure activities, personal attention and fine cuisine.
Accommodations at Tranquilo Bay
The interior of each of the six cabanas are tastefully and comfortably appointed with air-conditioning, local hardwoods, tile floors, fine linens and a calming color palette. Each bedroom features a bed or beds, handcrafted for Tranquilo Bay, made from local hardwoods with an orthopedic mattress. Reading lamps and various books are also found within each bedroom. A small seating area adjacent to one of the windows and a closet round out the remainder of the bedroom.
Private baths include a spacious granite countertop providing plenty of room for belongings. Each bathroom includes a large walk-in shower with a full size water heater. Coffee makers, hair dryers and snack baskets are also located within the bathroom.
A covered porch with a hammock, Adirondack chairs and a ceiling fan await to help guests escape the "every day" that you left behind when you enter the grounds at Tranquilo Bay.
Four cabanas have a breathtaking ocean view. Two cabanas have a luscious tropical jungle view.
The Main Lodge is where meals and indoor recreational activities take place. The ocean view and elevation over the jungle canopy are incredible. The upstairs balcony is the perfect place to watch the sun rise with your morning coffee and the moon rise in the evening with a cold beverage. The monkeys and birds also travel through on their late afternoon feeding migration.
The interior of the main lodge building includes the dining room, the bar and an entertainment room which includes a television and a large book and video library. The second floor of the main lodge building a large porch which wraps around two sides of the building giving you a bird's eye view into the jungle and of the Caribbean beyond.
Dining at Tranquilo Bay
Meals at Tranquilo Bay are included for each guest. Breakfast offerings may include a continental buffet. Lunch will be packed for those guests whose activities keep them away from the resort, and for those remaining on site a variety of choices are available. Appetizers are provided during the cocktail hour preceding dinner. Dinners vary based upon the local ingredients available.
Breakfast will include fruit juices, Panamanian coffee and rolls. You may request eggs made to order each morning. One special breakfast entree each day will be provided each day.
A delicious lunch will be packed for those partaking in off site activities for the day. For those remaining on site, chose from a selection of salads, sandwiches and soups which highlight local ingredients - avocados and hearts of palm for example.
Prior to dinner each night, enjoy a cocktail hour to watch the sunset and enjoy delicious nibbles.
The dinner menu is posted each day at breakfast. If you would prefer another entree you may select from a few offerings and notify the restaurant. Entrees vary nightly - one night seafood and the next night it may be South American beef. Each nightend with a little something sweet to close the day.
Tranquilo Bay is built inside the rainforest overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful Panamanian Jungle. The central location within the archipelago of Bocas del Toro permits guests to explore some of the most biologically diverse areas of Panama and Central America. Bocas del Toro, Panama includes an archipelago of some 68 tropical islands which are excellent for beach combing, birding and exploring. Around the many reefs and lagoons, you may fish, snorkel and surf. There are also beautiful spots perfect for laying back and letting the cool ocean breeze wash over you.
The province of Bocas del Toro hosts two national parks, one of which is a world heritage site and two protected cloud forests. The trans-boundary protected area consists of 1.4 million contiguous acres, extending from the continental divide to the Caribbean Sea, covering all five altitudinal zones known to the tropics. One park, Bastimentos National Marine Park, covers a large portion of the archipelago and is home to a variety of ecosystems which thrive at or around sea level. The other park, Palo Seco Nature Reserve, is on the mainland and reaches through the cloud forests up to and beyond the continental divide.