Eco Lodge: Al Natural Resort in Panama

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Phone: 5077579004
Mobile: 50765768605

Al Natural Resort offers people the chance to escape their busy everyday lives and retreat into nature, appreciate the smaller things in life and enjoy the simple pleasures that are so easily forgotten. This striking resort is built according to the building traditions of the local Ngobe-Bugle Indians, while also incorporating modern technologies and eco-friendly practices. Though it looks like an authentic native village, this is a modern resort, getting its power for lighting and ceiling fans from solar energy and offering guests comfort as well as adventure. In addition to using solar power, the resort collects rainwater, which is used for the showers.

There are no more than seven beach bungalows. This keeps Al Natural Resort’s atmosphere intimate and its service personal. Each bungalow features a different style and design, but they all provide ultimate privacy, are made with wood and thatch, and are equipped with a terrace, ceiling fans, a solar-powered electrical system and a bathroom with hot and cold water. The bungalows’ front faces the ocean and is open, while their backside is enclosed. The front can be closed as well, with canvas curtains. Mosquito nets ensure a good night’s sleep; places to hang out during the day include a hammock and comfy reading chairs.

Guest who aren’t relaxing at their bungalow can be found doing a host of other activities. The first place to go look for them would be the beachfront, which extends in front of all individual bungalows. While this is a rather narrow stretch of sand, there is a much wider beach a short walk away. The water is home to a wonderful shallow lagoon, which is always safe for swimming. Guests can also rent water sports equipment at the resort to go sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or snorkeling at the off-shore reefs. The reefs are accessible directly from the beach as well. Exploring the coastal mangroves and the Indian settlement of Salt Creek in a kayak is definitely a recommended thing to do. Many boat excursions are on offer as well, taking guests to beautiful Bastimentos National Marine Park, to Dolphin Bay or to the town of Bocas del Toro.

Inland, the resort’s nature trails take active visitors into the jungle and allow them to spot wildlife such as white face monkeys, caimans, lizards and a huge variety of birds. At the resort itself, guests can wind down in one of the hammocks at the dock and pier and enjoy healthy food at the two-floor restaurant. The restaurant building features a canopy observation tower, a games room with board games, and a yoga area.

Bram Reusen

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