Paradise Fishing Lodge - Panama
World-Class Saltwater and Inshore Sportfishing
Paradise Fishing Lodge is 50 miles from the famous Hannibal Banks (one hour and 45-minutes by boat) and a 60-minute drive from the capital city of David. The entire region is known to have some of the best saltwater sportfishing in the world.
Fishing at Paradise Lodge
Strong underwater currents flow north along the west side of South America, up into the Gulf of Chiriquí. Cold, nutrient-rich water
from the ocean floor is brought to the surface, supporting abundant microscopic life, which supports baitfish. These plentiful baitfish bring thriving game fish species to the area.
Fish for giant yellowfin tuna and record-sized black or blue marlin. On occasion, offshore fishing can be rough. If it gets too choppy, there is always good fishing around the islands. Paradise Fishing Lodge offers anglers excellent inshore fishing for snook, 20-to 70-pound cubera snapper, pompano, huge roosterfish (15-to 80-pounds), mahi-mahi, and jacks flourish here. Anglers may retain some species of snapper, jacks, snook, dorado, wahoo, or tuna for the chef to prepare for dinner.
The USS Hannibal discovered the world-famous, five-mile-long Hannibal Bank in the early 1900s. Plankton-rich currents sweep across the bank, carrying an enormous food supply, attracting spectacular numbers of tuna, black marlin, and blue marlin. Hannibal Bank is 50 miles from the Lodge, a one-hour and 45-minute boat ride. The Lodge fishes Hannibal Bank upon request and at no additional charge.
A Typical Fishing Day:Breakfast is served at 6:00 a.m. At 6:30 a.m., you’re transported by Side-by-Side/UTV to the dock, less than a mile from the Lodge. The boats are stocked with lunch, drinks, and snacks. After fishing all day, you’ll return to the dock around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Appetizers are served upon your return to the Lodge. Dinner follows at 7:00 p.m.
Season: The Lodge is open year-round for great fishing, with peak fishing from November through August.
Boats: In 2020, the Lodge reconditioned and refurbished their six center-console Contenders, two 32-foot and four 27-foot. Their new Contender 32 has Twin Yamaha 250-HP, and the other boats have twin Suzuki 175-HP four-stroke motors. All boats have tuna tubes, live wells, T-tops, modern electronics, required safety gear, and bean bags for added comfort. Plus, lunch, snacks, and drinks onboard. The Lodge's' new dock/marina accommodates up to 25 boats. The marina has shorepower, Wi-Fi, a bait system so anglers can purchase fresh bait and won't need to waste an hour catching it.
Guides: Experienced and professional local captains speak enough English to be understood.
Equipment: The Lodge provides top rods, reel, and poppers if desired. A detailed packing list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing Licenses are not required in Panama.
Paradise Fishing Lodge
Paradise Fishing Lodge sits high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 360-degree views.
About the Lodge
The Lodge accommodates up to 17 guests. There are eight air-conditioned guest rooms with ocean views, plus a five-bedroom villa. A brand-new generator is in place in case of power outages. Free daily laundry service.
There's a large swimming pool, a swim-up bar, and up to 25 acres of beautiful grounds to explore. For an added comfort and privacy, upgrade to a villa with five bedrooms and bathrooms and a private swimming pool.
Communications: The Lodge has new and dedicated Fiber Optic cable, so Free Wi-Fi is faster and more stable. Cell phones work at the Lodge. The Lodge also has a phone for guests to use for free on a reasonable basis.
Meals: The Lodge restaurant seats 28 guests, with open-air dining overlooking the ocean, plus a 55-inch screen TV and Apple TV so you can share your videos or pictures while dining. Hot, hearty breakfasts, a packed lunch on the boat, and pre-dinner appetizers such as sushi and chicken wings. Dinners include a fish entrée accompanied by a chicken, pork, or beef entrée and salad, vegetables, and dessert.
Alcohol: an open bar is included in the package. The open bar is open in the afternoon after the anglers return from fishing at two locations--the restaurant and the swimming pool's bar. In addition to standard non-alcoholic drinks, they have a wide variety of local and imported liquors, beer, and wine.
Swimming Pool with territorial views
The Lodge swimming pool has ocean views, a swim-up bar, and a waterfall.
Outdoor dining with beautiful views. All meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the Lodge are included in the package.
Getting to the Lodge:
There are two options for getting here.
1. You can fly to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. The Lodge is approximately a five-hour drive from the airport; this ground transfer is included in your package. Depending on your flight times, you may need to spend a night in Panama City. Many of the hotels run $70.00 - $130.00 per night. Airfare and hotel nights are not included in the package.
2. Or, you can fly to the Enrique Malek International Airport in David and take a one-hour drive to the Lodge. Both ground transfer options are included in the angler package. There is an additional fee of $550.00 for the non-angler.
2022 USD Rates:
Double Occupancy Rooms
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
2-anglers per boat $6,253.00 per person
3-anglers per boat $4,956.00 per person
4-anglers per boat $4,323.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing:
2-anglers per boat $5,390.00 per person
3-anglers per boat $4,334.00 per person
4-anglers per boat $3,760.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing:
2-anglers per boat $4,527.00 per person
3-anglers per boat $3,685.00 per person
4-anglers per boat $3,197.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing:
2-anglers per boat $3,965.00 per person
3-anglers per boat $3,163.00 per person
4-anglers per boat $2,750.00 per person
Upgrade to 5-bedroom Villa:
Add $720.00 per night to rates above, divided amongst the group. The Villa rates do not include 10% hotel tax.
Roundtrip ground transfers between Panama City or the city of David and Paradise Fishing Lodge, lodging, all meals and beverages (including beers, wine, and local cocktails) at the Lodge, Wi-Fi access and TVs in each cabin, guided fishing, use of sportfishing gear, daily laundry service, Panamanian Tourism Hotel Tax at the Lodge, and 7% Panama State Tax.
Packages Do Not Include:
Airfare, Royal Saloon VIP Airport Service ($60.00 per person), overnight stay in Panama City if needed; meals and beverages en route to the Lodge, gratuities to your captains, mates, and lodge staff, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Non-Angler Sharing Room:
$295.00 per person, per night*
Package Includes: Lodging, open bar, meals, and appetizers.
Does Not Include: 10% hotel tax and $550.00 fee for the roundtrip ground transfer from Panama City to the Lodge. Otherwise, the exclusions are the same as the angler package.
Non-Angler Activities: Relax by the pool, explore the nearby white-sand beaches, or hike the spectacular grounds. You can also arrange to go horseback riding or snorkeling. In David, tour the Museum Of History and Culture Jose De Obaldia, shop, or take in a movie at the Mall Chiriqui. About two hours from the Lodge, in the mountain town of Boquete, they have ATV tours, zip-lining, bird watching, and a coffee plantation tour.
Paradise Fishing Lodge
Mahi-mahi or Dorado, the common dolphinfish
Dorado, the Spanish name for this fish, means gold. Mahi-mahi, its Hawaiian name, means very strong. Once hooked, this beautifully-colored fish is fast and acrobatic.
Cubera snapper - Intimidating
With their large teeth, these predatory fish can tackle large prey.
Yellowfin tuna fishing - January through May
Yellowfin tuna often travel in large schools.
Panama - Paradise Lodge
Paradise Fishing Lodge sits on 25 acres with 360-degree breathtaking views.