Los Quetzales Ecolodge is located in Guadalupe, 70 km. from David, Panama, one and a half hours by car or taxi and two and a half hours on bus. We are located 450 km. from Panama City, Panama, and a similar distance from San Jose, Costa Rica. From both capitals it is a 7 hour car or bus ride. On the Interamerican Highway, from David to Guadalupe, be sure to take a right at Concepcion, which is about 22 km. from David. Once in Volcan, take a right towards Cerro Punta.
Getting to Los Quetzales is easy. We are only 1 1/2 hours by bus from the Costa Rica border, on excellent paved roads all the way to our main hotel and headquarters in the town of Guadalupe, adjacent to Cerro Punta.
From there, for those guests who wish to visit the mountainside reserve inside the Park, we provide access on a rocked road via a 4-wheel drive or horseback. Many folks also enjoy walking to the cabin area, a gentle 30 minute climb featuring mountain scenery quilted with small vegetable patches and colorful gardens in the town of 400 inhabitants. Higher up, on the way to the cabins, you’ll walk past simple friendly homes of Guaymi indians. I takes about seven hours by bus to reach us from San Jose, Costa Rica or Panama City, Panama. Those in a hurry to slow down and relax may choose a 50 minute flight from Panama City to David, or San Jose, Costa Rica to David, Chiriqui.
From David, where we can arrange transportation for our guests, the drive to Guadalupe takes about one hour and thirty minutes. Our lodge makes a great alternative to a hotel in Boquete, a hotel in David or a hotel in Volcan.