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Manglar Lodge, San Carlos

3-star3 stars
Calle 1 norte El palmarSan CarlosPanamaPanama

San Carlos beachfront hotel with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
Great amenities
Beautiful beach
Food is all right
43See all 43 reviews
From 171 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Manglar Lodge, San Carlos

from $80
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Manglar Lodge - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Manglar Lodge, San Carlos’s small print

Also known as

  • Manglar
  • Manglar Lodge
  • Manglar Lodge San Carlos
  • Manglar San Carlos
  • Manglar Lodge Panama/San Carlos


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between PAB 5.00 and PAB 10.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Manglar Lodge, San Carlos


  • On the beach
  • Teta Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Coronado Beach - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Santa Clara Beach - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Farallon Beach - 16.7 mi / 26.8 km
  • Farallon Island - 17.5 mi / 28.1 km
  • Playa Blanca - 18.3 mi / 29.4 km
  • APROVACA The Orchid Center - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km

Getting around

  • Rio Hato (RIH-Scarlett Martinez Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 43 reviews

Manglar Lodge, San Carlos
Very Good8.0
Good for short stay
Close to beach- walk to beach- food was good
Nancy, us1 night trip
Manglar Lodge, San Carlos
Very Good8.0
We had stayed here before over the last four years and really enjoyed our stays. It's been a couple of years since we stayed here last and we saw a big change. There isn't a refrigerator or coffee maker in the rooms any more. The internet was very slow and there was a bee hive on the balcony of the first room we were given. They moved us to a different room, which we were glad about. The place is still clean but just not well taken care of.
Michael, us1 night romance trip
Manglar Lodge, San Carlos
The food is amazing as is the service!
Christophe, us2 night trip
Manglar Lodge, San Carlos
Not what we expected
The property is quaint with a well groomed garden but the neighborhood is dodgy even with the presence of a security guard at night. Our room was a good size with a nice shower/good water pressure and the ability to open the windows which we liked. The carpet however was disgustingly dirty with tons of hair (not ours) stuck to both sides. The room was not cleaned during our twonight stay which surprised us. The breakfast was good but not amazing as people been reporting. I did not like the service however. The three people that served as barely smiled and certainly didnt go the extra mile to make one feel welcome or to provide a bit of customer service one would expect from a hotel. I often saw them sit around and watch TV. The area was quiet but on Saturday night we were woken up at 1am by super loud music which was extremely unpleasant keeping us up for over an hour. I will not return nor recommend.
Daniela, usFamily trip
Manglar Lodge, San Carlos
Suited for really only surfers
The Manglar Hotel is located on a surfing beach, and we aren't surfers. We were really just using it as a place to sleep while we explored mountain communities in the region so we weren't expecting much. Our expectations were fulfilled. During our first night's stay, the A/C froze up and our room became a sauna. We left the hotel at 6 am to find some coffee and came back and the A/C was working again. Same thing happened the next night. Thank goodness we were only staying two nights. The people who worked at the Manglar Lodge seemed nice, but we had little interaction with them. The room was clean, but it did smell of fresh paint. The beach is rocky and not suitable for an evening walk. Won't stay there again.
Jacqueline, usRomance trip

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