Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort & Marina, a new resort on Bocas del Toro, Panama, is offering a grand-opening special. Guests booking seven nights get two free for reservations made by Aug. 31, for stays through Dec. 19.
The resort is located off the coast of northern Panama, and the Caribbean archipelago on which it sits is becoming more popular with travelers for its laid-back nightlife and bio-diverse, protected environment. Red Frog Beach, adjacent to a national marine park, was designated as “One of the World’s Best Secret Beaches” by the Travel Channel, and “One of the Hottest Beaches in Central America” by Frommer’s Travel.
The resort’s villas have two- to six-bedroom floor plans, private pools and ocean views. The Jungle Lodge is set inside a jungle village, and the Inn at Red Frog Beach allows guests to stay in a private room in a large shared villa at the top of the island. There is also a hill-top honeymoon suite with infinity pool. All lodging has direct access to beaches, nature paths, an activity center, with beach-front breakfast included. The resort also has a spa, zip line canopy tour and a myriad of hiking trails where, resort officials said, hikers may see Capuchin monkeys, tree sloths, parrots and other birds, frogs and large Morpho butterflies. There are also surfboards, snorkeling gear and boogie boards for rent. Rates start at $195 a night for the inn, and from $365 a night for the villas. For booking and info, visit www.redfrogbeach.com, call 1-888-655-9573 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgStarting July 10, traveling to Panama gets easier for those leaving from the Hub. That’s when Copa Airlines starts direct flights from Logan to Panama City, a 5 ½-hour flight that leaves Boston in the morning. For schedules and info, visit www.copaair.com