Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Please message us directly for group bookings.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Beschrijving van de Accomodatie Inrichting

Palmar is the only beachfront hostel in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Cruise across the bay from the main island with a water taxi and arrive on Isla Bastimentos, home of the Bastimentos National Marine Park. From the dock, walk ten minutes across the island, through the jungle, to find Palmar situated directly on the famous Red Frog Beach. Stop by our reception desk to learn about all of our available tours. Take part in our free daily activities including coastline hikes to the national park, bonfires, outings to town, poker, and game nights. If you're looking for adventure, let us book you a zipline, ATV, cave, or deep boarding tour. If you're looking for relaxation, treat yourself to a morning yoga class, and spend your day reading on one of our beach loungers. There is something for everyone.

Our restaurant and bar are fantastic, but there are other spots to check out within walking distance. If you're in the mood for something unique, let us book a special outing for you to one of our favorite spots.

The jungle is our home, and protecting it is very important to us. Palmar runs entirely on solar power, and all of our water is rain caught. Experience the magic of showering in fresh, filtered rainwater at natural temperature, free of any chemicals or additives. Take note of our high efficiency systems, minimal impact construction with local hardwoods, and recycling throughout the property.

The dorm cabins are located in the back of the property, tucked away under a canopy of rainforest. Each dorm bed has a semi-orthopedic mattress, high-quality linens, a personal window, fan, reading light, and accompanying locker.

**Please note: The Basic Double Room is actually a Tent**

Palmar Beach Lodge Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival, otherwise you will be charged 100% of your reservation.

Payment upon arrival by cash, or by card with a 5% surcharge.

Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast not Included
Please note that there is no common kitchen. Do not bring any food, as it may attract animals and insects to the rooms.

General Info:

From the airport, take a taxi ($2 pp) or walk (10 min) to the Bastimentos dock on Calle 3. From the Bastimentos dock, hire a water taxi to take you to the "Palmar dock at Red Frog" (a fair price is $8-10 pp). After a scenic 15 minute boat ride, the boat will bring you to a small dock on the bayside entrance of Red Frog Beach. You will then have a beautiful ten minute walk to Palmar across a jungle path where you can see monkeys, sloths, red frogs and caimans if you keep your eyes open!

Please note that you will need to show proof of your reservation to avoid paying the $5 entrance fee. From the dock, follow the trail signs for 10 minutes until you reach Palmar. 

Reception is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Check-in time is at 2:00 pm, but we are happy to store your bags if you arrive early. If you are arriving after 6, please make sure to bring a flashlight! Our restaurant is open from 8 am to 10:30 am for breakfast, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for lunch, and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner. Please plan accordingly if you are going to arrive late or leave early. Bekijk huisregels

Controleer de beschikbaarheid


  • Waarde voor uw geld 9.4

  • Beveiliging 9.9

  • Plaats 9.9

  • Personeel 9.1

  • sfeer 9.6

  • Properheid 9.4

  • Faciliteiten 9.3

Nieuwste Recensies

  • 10.0


    05 jun 2019
    Wauw wauw wauw Palmar is amazing. So happy I found this place. The people are amazing, staff is super kind and helpfull and the food is amazing! Also one of the nicest dorms I stayed in!!! They also have a cool volunteer team that guide a bunch of nice activities! Thank you so much guys, loved this paradise !
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 jul 2019
    Super leuke sfeer, leuke mensen en prachtige locatie! Zeker een aanrader!!
    Nederland, Vrouwelijke Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 jan 2019
    Amazing place! Staff is friendly and welcoming. The place itself feels like a luxirious resort and has everything you need to relax.
    Nederland, Echtpaar, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 jun 2019
    Very beautiful hostel in the middle of tropical beach garden on the quiet Isla Batimentos. Ideally for travelers wanting some peace and relaxing time but just a 15min boat ride away from the more busy Isla Colon for the party seekers. Amazing sunsets on the beach right in front of the bar and restaurant. Very helpful and friendly staff and the dorms are really comfy and clean! Must do the beautiful ‘hike’ to visit polo beach...Amazing hidden little bays. I would definitely recommend!
    België, Mannelijk, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 okt 2019
    Staying here feels more like being in a 5 star beach resort than in a hostel. Beautiful spacious dorms in an amazing tropical garden. The bunkbed was the best I ever stayed in. Good food, nice social vibe, the only downside is that you might end up staying longer than you planned.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 apr 2019
    Beautiful location. It feels like a expensive hotel. The food in the restaurant is also Very Nice and Very healthy. I loved it!!
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 18-24
  • 8.6


    31 okt 2019
    Cosy place with bar and chill out area at the beach and cabins in the jungle. Restaurant serves really really nice food and hostel offers many activities. I only stayed one night because it was fully booked due to National holiday but otherwise I definitely would have stayed longer. Just one tip: if the shower close to your cabin looks crappy and cramped, look for another one because some showers are really beautiful and comfortable.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 maa 2019
    Its actually more luxurous then a hostel! Really beautiful location and really nice comfy beds and a cool experience to sleep in the jungle and all beds have their own window. The only downside for me was that There is not really a communal place or something so it might be harder to socialize.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 mei 2019
    Hostel has an absolute stunning location! Food is really good en not to expensive. Only issue is the security. There was an issue in our dorm in the middle of the night and some girls didn’t feel safe anymore. They went to see the security and found them drinking. Took them 20 min to come and they didn’t even wanted to act (because they drank and also didn’t feel safe so we had to deal with it). After another 20 minutes they finally solved it. Took way to long for an easy fix.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijke Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    zeer goed

    05 nov 2019
    This place does not feel like a hostel, more like a hotel. Sleeping in a dorm was only hostel related. Nice cosy restaurant area. Food is okay, not expensive if you compare to other places in Bocas. Not that much to do when it rains. Sand is everywhere, since it is located in the jungle with just sandy paths to walk.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
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  • Gratis internettoegang
  • Gratis kaarten
  • Gratis WiFi
  • Handdoeken inbegrepen
  • Inclusief
  • Boekenruil
  • Brandkast
  • Buitenterras
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Gemeenschappelijke kamer
  • Kluisjes
  • Leeslamp
  • Ontbijt niet inbegrepen
  • Plafondventilator
  • Telefoonkaarten
  • Warme Douches
  • 24-uren beveiliging
  • Bagage-opslag
  • Huishouding
  • Internettoegang
  • Late check-out
  • Receptie (beperkte openingstijden)
  • Tours / Reisdesk
  • Wasserette
Eten & drinken
  • Bar
  • Maaltijden verkrijgbaar
  • Restaurant
  • Biljarttafel
  • Gezelschapspelletjes
  • Wi-Fi