Canopy Tower Triumphs Again and Again
Puts Panama on the Map for Nature and Birding
You and Your Family Should Go
Congratulations to Canopy Tower and Raul Arias de Para. His amazing Canopy Tower has won more accolades than any other Panama tourism destination.
It doesn’t stop. Among other articles, Canopy Tower was recently featured in Newsweek magazine which has the largest circulation of any news magazine in the US.
Raul is now promoting nature experience tours.
If you and your family haven’t yet been to Canopy Tower, I recommend it. It’s the best nature experience in Panama and according to the international press, one of the best in the world. It’s also close- less than an hour from Panama City. www.canopytower.com Nancy
Recent Press About Canopy Tower
Going to the Birds
Newsweek November 2010
Today, a stay at the Canopy Tower is one of the premier ecotourism experiences in the world
Los Angeles Times
One of the top 14 hotels in the world
The scene: Nirvana for birders and jungle junkies in the forest at Soberania National Park.
New York Times: October, 2009
Open the window of your room and probably less than 40 feet away are hundreds of bird species. “It’s incredible that you have such wilderness so close to the city
Some bird-watchers were saying that here, in a matter of days, they had seen as many species as they had in many other countries on many different occasions combined. The diversity is amazing.”
The Fodors 2010 Choice Award
Red Frog Beach Resort is now one of Panama’s most attractive beach and eco-destinations. To start it is on Red Frog Beach- arguably the most beautiful beach in Panama. What a view with its crashing waves, fringe of rainforest, white sand and deep azure waters. Secondly, Red Frog Resort is the only place in Bocas where tourists can experience the Bocas del Toro rainforest with their new Bastimientos Sky Canopy Zipline adventure which takes you up a lush jungle trail and then zipping through the jungle on 7 tree based ziplines, plus a ropes course, tarzan swing and an optional high platform rappel.
I loved the plexiglass on wood signs on the zipline trail with info about Bastimientos flor and fauna- the best signage I have seen anywhere in Panama.
The resort offers two extremely attractive lodging options. For the young and the budget mined, you can stay at the Bocas Bound Hostel with a dorm space for $13 or a suite for $100. The upscale choice and the gorgeous, fully equipped private villas. The villas are ideal for a family, a romantic couple and for a surfing group with room for up to 7. They have amazing ocean and island views.
The staff is attentive and fun.
The restaurants are also a major attraction. One is Kayucos, with American favorites food and reasonable prices. It’s part of a large social area that is a big hit with families- a pool table, ping pong table, lots of board games, hammocks and a free movie nightly. To top it off it has island views and fresh breezes.
The second restaurant Punta Lava is right on Red Frog Beach- good American food, an ample bar and unbeatable beach views.
Many kinds of tours are offered from the canopy zipline, to a cave tour to fishing. There is good to excellent surfing near by- some places within walking distance.
The resort is managed by a smart team in a sustainable, eco-friendly way so as not to disrupt the delicate ecology system on Bastimientos Island.
Check it out at www.redfrogbeach.com
Lonely Planet, one of the most prestigious tourism publications, just selected Panama’s Kuna Ayala Islands aka the San Blas Islands,
Panama rated # 3
I agree. These islands some of the most beautiful in Panama and part of their attraction is the natural simplicity- simple comfortable thatch roof accomodations and nothing modern. It is a special kind of refreshing not to see or be near any cement, glass or steel for a few days.
Here’s the scoop from Lonely Planet
Look up ‘tropical paradise’: there will probably be a picture of the Kuna Yala archipelago. These small islands (also known as the San Blas Islands) are part of the semi-autonomous territory of the Kuna people and feature palm trees, gorgeous beaches, thatched huts and timeless charm. Big business hasn’t gained a foothold because the Kuna rule the roost, with a series of laws to preserve the natural environment. So no ugly hotels spoiling the view and no package tourism polluting the vibe, just plenty of uninhabited islands to explore.