Winter holiday ideas from travelers who have been there - luxury in a gorgeous natural setting
"This eco-resort is totally off the grid (it uses renewable energy - solar, wind, and hydro-electric). We had total luxurious comfort with none of the guilt of using up natural resources. There are many wonderful surprises here like waking up to amazing sunrises and grand views of the lush green countryside, colorful birds, and butterflies. Other nice touches are that every cabin has a coffee maker that grinds the great Panamanian coffee beans that they generously provide. They also stock your cabin with chocolate croissants, tropical fruit, and very good yogurt.
"My husband and I came with our 14-year-old and 12-year-old sons. The boys especially loved the hiking, horseback riding, infinity-edge pool, and photo opportunities.
"Through conversations at dinner with the owner and the chef, our boys learned about alternative energy, sustainable agriculture, sustainable building practices, and other valuable information for their futures. These people care about preserving Panama's natural resources.
"What an experience to eat gourmet dinners by Craig the chef who specializes in sustainable agriculture. Each meal was so much fun, like one pleasant adventure after another. The restaurant has a rooftop garden where Craig got the marigolds for the marigold iced tea he made for us. Each dish was presented beautifully."
Our 14-year-old's advice: “You definitely would want to come to Rancho de Caldera."
Our 12-year-old's advice: “You will want to try the chef's food as many meals as you can."
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