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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 22/05/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/05/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
Tropic Star Lodge: World Class Fishing Adventures TROPIC STAR LODGE has been Rated the #1 Saltwater Fishing Resort in the world by the Robb Report. Fishing the legendary waters off Piñas Bay, Panama is an adventure of a lifetime for all anglers. Fulfill your fishing fantasy! Tropic Star Lodge has provided the ultimate in offshore and inshore fishing adventures for our guests for the past 59+ years. We invite you to discover why we’ve been named “the Best Fishing Resort in the world.” Tropic Star Lodge is a veritable paradise cut out of the side of a mountain at the edge of the Darien Jungle on the Pacific coast of Panama. The Lodge is situated 150 miles south of Panama City. It can only be reached by boat or plane, since there are no roads within a hundred miles. A charter plane lands on an airstrip in Piñas Bay. You then take a ten minute boat ride to Legendary Tropic Star Lodge.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Kids club
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
24-hour security
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Special Price:10% off fishing in May


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Bahia Pinas Airport4 kmSee all flights
Jaque Airport10 kmSee all flights
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wvt1019 wrote a review 23 May
Ocean Township, New Jersey1 contribution2 helpful votes
Staff and accommodations exceeded my expectations. Richard, Ross, Paula, the bar and restaurant staff provided one of the best travel experiences possible. I couldn't ask for more. Personal guided tour to the local village, preparing lunch for daily outings
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are terrific
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2 Helpful votes
Dream753206 wrote a review Mar 2022
Charleston, South Carolina14 contributions2 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
Tropic Star is a must on the buck list. I could have not asked for a better staff at the lodge or a better captain and mate. I will be going back!!!!! They went out of their way to make you feel welcomed and a part of the team when fishing. thanks very much Freddy
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Date of stay: March 2022
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Dear Dream753206, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your five star rating of your stay at Tropic Star Lodge. We really enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your nice comments about our staff and the crew you fished with. We look forward to see you guys back to the Lodge soon! Best wishes, Mallory and Richard White
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Scott R wrote a review 20 May
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Just returned from 5 days fishing out of the legendary Tropicstar Lodge. Upon landing in Panama City we were met by consierge service walking us through customs then leading us to a Tropicstar shuttle to our hotel in Panama City. We were picked up by them after a couple of fun days in Panama City/ canal/ Casco/Viejo/ fish market side trips to the little airport close by that took us to the lodge. Upon landing we were greeted by Ross, the landslide director and ferried by open bus and panga to the lodge in Pinas Bay.. The lodge is an amazing oasis in the middle of the jungle. Every possible accommodation is there, top notch food, a spa and service second to none. (And I know, I’ve been fishing all over the world). We went during inshore fishing season before the billfish show up in numbers, our target were roosterfish, however, we caught a 60 lb. Plus cubera snapper, about 20 yellowfin tuna, the roosterfish and at least a half dozen other species including a 5’ long needlefish! Talk about Jurassic Park! Anyway, the fishing is over the top, however, the service and personal attention to detail is completely over the top. Don’t have ANY reservations about going there. It will be the most delightful walk in the park you ever had. Many thanks to Ross and Paula and Rick for their constant focus on our every need. As Ross said many times and I repeat right back at him…….WELL PLAYED!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Dear D1694QMscottr, Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review of your recent stay. We're delighted to know that our team took such great care of you -thank you for mentioning them by name. Customer service is important to us here and we do appreciate the compliments. Congratulations on the fishing and thank you so much for again for your kind words and visiting us at Tropic Star Lodge. All the best wishes, Mallory and Richard White
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Scott M wrote a review 13 May
Peachtree City, Georgia59 contributions53 helpful votes
My family and I just returned from an epic week at TSL. My wife and two adult daughters had never fished and were a little skeptical about going, but as soon as they arrived they knew they were in for a treat. The property and accommodations are beautiful, the staff are so kind and hospitable, the food was outstanding, the fishing was superb. The captain and mate put us on fish every day. We fished four days and my family caught trophy sized cubera, roosterfish, dorado, and sailfish. One day, we caught four 30 lb tuna, five dorado that ranged from 40-50”, and seven sailfish that ranged from 80-100 lbs. We had doubles on every species and laughed as we did our best to keep the lines untangled. It was an epic day! The service and attention to detail was superb. The environment and ambiance was so relaxing. My family got to experience a very special week from some very special people. Thank you TSL for creating such a memorable experience for my family!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Scott M, We're so glad to hear that your recent trip to Tropic Star Lodge was epic! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. We very much enjoyed having you and your family visit and happy to know that you enjoyed the lodge amenities as well as the fishing experience. Congratulations on the fantastic fishing and the first catches! Thank you for your kind words and we feel very fortunate to have been part of such a memorable experience for your family. We hope to see you back soon! Best wishes, Mallory and Richard White
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Kerry White wrote a review 09 May
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Tropic Star is located 100 miles from a road and despite the distance from civilisation, the food and drinks are world class. The rooms are comfortable and the lodge has a feeling of being home. We fished the inshore season in what feels like a combination of Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park. Miles and miles of untouched landscapes. We caught some monster Cubera and many Roosterfish and are really not the best anglers in the world. For those not fishing there is paddling in the bay, a beautiful and challenging trail run to a tropical paradise beach and many other day activities. This is a once in a lifetime trip to an unspoiled jungle paradise!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear kezwhite, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of your recent stay at Tropic Star Lodge. We’re glad that you enjoyed the inshore fishing as well as the amazing shoreline of the Darien Jungle. Our fishing director lovingly refers to Tropic Star Lodge as the Jurassic Park of Fishing. Congratulations on your Cubera and Roosterfish! We hope to see you back soon to our jungle paradise. Best wishes, Mallory and Richard White
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropic Star Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Tropic Star Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Tropic Star Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tropic Star Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tropic Star Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tropic Star Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Tropic Star Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.