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Jungle immersion at Canopy TowerSoberanía National Park, Panama

Wake to the calls of the rainforest. Set on a hill in a national park, Canopy Tower hotel offers guests an experience that’s nestled in nature, with the lights of Panama City glimmering in distant view. Built in 1965 by the US Air Force to house radars, this unusual structure has had numerous identity changes – including a stint as a control tower used to detect aircraft suspected of carrying drugs – before its transformation into the bird-watching haven it is today.

Grab a set of binoculars and search the canopy for toucans, fruitcrows and hawks, and keep your eyes peeled for sloths and howler monkeys. During the day, kayak the Panama Canal, go fishing, hitch a ride on the Birdmobile to top 'twitching' spots or just chill in an indoor hammock.

  • Hammock in the Blue Cotinga Suite
  • Overhead fans
  • Private bathrooms for suites and canopy rooms
  • Shared bathrooms for single rooms
  • Wi-fi available in the library
  • Library with comfy couches, hammocks and a computer

Prices range from US$129 for a single room in the off-season to US$303 for a suite during peak times.

Canopy Tour
canopytower.com

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