Canopy Lodge is a full service lodge specializing in nature tourism, particularly birds. It is about 60 miles west of Panama City in the picturesque village of El Valle de Anton – right in the center of a gigantic crater of an extinct volcano.
Located just two hours from Tocumen International Airport (PTY), El Valle is also the perfect resting place for those trying to escape traffic jams, office buildings, pollution and the pressures of everyday city life.
The lodge consists of 12 guestrooms distributed in two buildings. The main building has eight double rooms, each with private bathroom and balcony, and equipped with an overhead fan, a desk, reading lamps, and a towel warmer in the bathroom.The single room building is located next to the main lodge and boasts four rooms, featuring private bathrooms and the same amenities as the double rooms.
A swimming area in an idyllic tropical setting can be found in the gardens of the lodge. Created by diverting crystal-clear water from the nearby Guayabo River, this pool has a year-round temperature of 76F and depths vary from 3-4 feet at the beginning to 6-7 feet in other portions.
Also, with suspension bridges over a scenic creek and offering picturesque views, the waterfall called “Chorro El Macho” is the signature trail of the property and one of the main attractions in El Valle. It takes less than one hour to complete this rather easy loop trail.
An open living/dining room with complimentary WiFi connection, and a well-stocked library with natural history books and bird guides from several countries of Latin America are also part of the facilities of the lodge.