Tropic Star Lodge

At a Glance
Welcome to the place that put sport fishing in Panama on the map, the beautiful Tropic Star Lodge. Located in eastern Panama in the remote Darien Jungle, the lodge was built in 1963 and has a long history of offering some of the best sport fishing in the world with over 300 IGFA world records to its name. Comfortable guest rooms, good food, great service, and a fleet of 31’ Bertrams to take you to some of the most exciting fishing grounds are what make the Tropic Star Lodge a bucket list destination for any angler.
Property Info

Located in Pinas Bay in the heart of the Darien Jungle, the only way to reach the lodge is by boat or small plane. Once you arrive you’ll immediately realize your travels were worth the effort as the family operated lodge vows to make you feel welcome in their home. With just 19 rooms the Tropic Star Lodge is the definition of ‘exclusive’, the fishing is incredible but you need to book well in advance as they fill up quickly. The eight Casa Grande rooms feature air conditioning, large bathrooms with walk in showers, and spacious interiors for all your gear and luggage. Slightly farther up the hill are the four air conditioned cabins, each with an additional side room for larger groups. At the very top of the hill sits The Palace, a 3-bedroom villa featuring three master suites, spacious common areas, and incredible views of Pinas Bay. Due to your remote location all meals are included in your stay at the lodge, including wine service with your four course dinner.


World class sport fishing is the reason Tropic Star Lodge was built and the why it was able to set over 300 world records in the past half century. The fleet of 31’ customized Bertrams are true workhorses, fishing for 10 months a year every year. They are fully maintained and repaired on site so you never have to worry about being left at the dock. All boats are outfitted with GPS, VHF radios, and new custom tuna tubes and live baitwells for excellent inshore or offshore fishing. The captains & mates at Tropic Star are all locals and have been fishing off Pinas Bay for years – many second or third generation captains. Part of what makes fishing at Tropic Star so spectacular is the Zane Grey Reef, or Pinas Reef, is just 20 minutes from the lodge. This pinnacle rises from the ocean floor to within 150 ft of the surface in some spots, which creates ideal structure for baitfish and game fish alike. At the end of a long day enjoy a refreshing dip in their freshwater pool and/or a drink at the bar and share fish stories with new friends.

  • Only 19 rooms total
  • Each room is equipped with AC, private bathrooms, and beautiful views of Pinas Bay
  • Three meals a day included in your stay + wine with dinner
  • Laundry service available and included in your stay
  • Full bar available.
  • Each room assigned its own boat & crew for the week
  • Fish on 31’ fully equipped Bertrams with hundreds of world records to their name
  • Fish the waters that have produced over 300 IGFA world records
  • One of the most famous fishing lodges in the entire world
  • Ask us about the ‘Kids Fish FREE’ specials!

Day Trips available from the Tropic Star Lodge: kayaking, snorkeling, beachcombing, waterfall hikes, bird watching, whale watching (in season)

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