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My wife and I stayed at the Canopy Tower and Lodge in late October, it was an excellent trip. All the Canopy Family staff are marvellous, top guides and great catering. Both Tower and Lodge are good locations for spotting birds and mammals, and plenty...More
Anything I could say about this hostel would be, frankly, redundant. It has been said already. Regardless, I might as well add my experience to the mix.
Canopy Tower is AMAZING. Easily one of the best if not the best birding experience I have had...More
I stayed at the Canopy Tower for 7 nights starting October 9, 2017. The Canopy Tower is a former USA radar installation that has been re-purposed as an eco-lodge. People mainly come here for the birds and other wildlife of central Panama, the rooms at...More
The Canopy Tower is somewhat self-deprecating on their website, and I expected a more austere stay than what I found. It’s a renovated US radar tower, with the observation deck at the top just at canopy-height: no warbler neck. The trees are close to the...More
I and a friend were here for the seven-day Birds of the Canopy Tower tour. My stay met all my expectations, and then exceeded them tenfold. The birds, the animals, the butterflies, the flowers--no words can describe all the natural wonders our excellent. knowledgable, and...More
I was told that if you stay in the Canal Zone and west of the canal it shouldn't be a problem. East of the Canal Zone I have been told still has malaria. Around Canopy Tower I wouldn't be concerned at all.
Response from CanopyFamily | Property representative |
Dear Kathy & Doug, thanks for your question! Malaria and Yellow Fever have been absent from the Canal area in central Panama for decades, so there is no need to take malaria tablets and yellow fever vaccination is not... More
Dear Kathy & Doug, thanks for your question! Malaria and Yellow Fever have been absent from the Canal area in central Panama for decades, so there is no need to take malaria tablets and yellow fever vaccination is not required (however, check restrictions if you are coming from other countries where yellow fever is present). Other general travel precautions are best discussed with a travel doctor prior to your trip.
We traveled extensively through Central America last summer and saw a trip doctor before we left. They said that if we stay at high altitudes in Panama and/or near the canal zone we didn't need any vaccines. We did however... More
We traveled extensively through Central America last summer and saw a trip doctor before we left. They said that if we stay at high altitudes in Panama and/or near the canal zone we didn't need any vaccines. We did however get malaria pills and yellow fever vaccines because we were also going to Guatamala and the mountains of Belize.
I do recommend, as others have, that you get the Hepatitus A/B. We had gotten those several years ago. Also, make sure you are up to date on things like Chicken Pox and measles.
If you can, see a travel doctor before you leave since these recommendations change all the time.
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"We stayed in Blue Cotinga suite - high up with nice treetop views and its own bathroom. Walls are thin so..."