Last Stop, Rambala

Our last stop in our travels was the Rambala Jungle Lodge. We had been here before so I knew what it was like, and I was really looking forward to going there again.

Jungle Lodge doesn’t fully explain what this place is about. I probably can’t either. It is one of those things you have to experience. The place is near Rambala, a town on the north side of Panama in Bocas del Toro Province. If you are high up enough you can see the water of Chiriqui Grande.

Eric and Linda (the owners) have carved a bit of living space out of the jungle. There are cabanas so you have a roof over your head and mosquito nets to keep out unwanted night visitors, but otherwise you are literally in the jungle. There is no electricity. Water is from the mountain stream. Anything else must be carried in. It is one thing to experience Panama from a city or block house, and quite another to be out with nature in the big outdoors.

The grounds are beautiful, and it was interesting to see different flowers and plants this time. (our last visit was in December). Here’s are some photos, in no particular order.

Of course there are always interesting bugs and critters!

Eric and Linda are becoming a wealth of information on the wildlife in the area, and love to point out everything they find. They said they have also been visited by a number of research scientists who want to study wildlife. One time they had a whole crowd who spent all night in the jungle looking for a particular frog! I know I have barely scratched the surface of what can be seen in their jungle.

I’ll leave you with some random videos I took while experimenting with my iPad. The next post will be some untouched jungle as we go hiking up the hill!


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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8 Responses to Last Stop, Rambala

  1. Linda Y says:

    Oh now this is a place we must see! What lovely photos! I love how you two take the time to explore so often. So much to see! Happy traveling. Safe journey! I look forward to your next post 🙂 linda


  2. Laurie says:

    Best one yet!


  3. Maggie Carlise says:

    This was SO interesting!! Thank you for so many pictures!
    Spiders creep me out a bit…but I think I could put up with many insects to get pics of tree sloths and Jesus lizards and poison dart frogs! Wow!!


    • It is a very interesting place! I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos and post. The spider was way up under the eves of the lodge, so far it was hard to capture with a camera.


  4. Linda McKee says:

    Great post Kris. Sharing this one.


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