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Welcome to our Taboga Island Eco Lodge

Hotel Cerrito Tropical EcoLodge

We are Cynthia and Hiddo Mulder, both from small islands but from completely different areas and cultures – Canada and the Dutch Caribbean. Taboga Island Panama is now our homebase where we built our Hotel Cerrito Tropical EcoLodge.

Taboga Island Eco Lodge, Hotel Cerrito Tropical was designed so our guests could feel at home with us and enjoy the unique welcoming atmosphere of Taboga Island. Now on the island for over 18 years and can offer entertaining insight into life here. Our Eco Lodge also includes Vacation Apartments for visitors who wish to enjoy the island for an extended stay or who are Digital Nomads who travel and work. With free WIFI and several rooms with a dedicated workspace, its ideal when one needs to stay connected. Taboga Island offers a truly historic culture dating back well over 500 years, offering interesting hikes, birdwatching (128 different species and 27 of those by our property), beaches, kayaking, touring, fishing and an atmosphere where you can completely relax.

We believe in sustainable tourism and not only hire local staff, purchase from the island whenever possible, we have begun to grow some of our own fruit and herbs in our large garden beside the natural forest of Taboga. We designed and built our Cerrito Tropical Eco Lodge along with our local island construction team, and staff.

Hiddo and Cynthia from Cerrito Tropical EcoLodge Taboga Island

Welcome to Isla Taboga!

During the Covid-19 Quarantine we built our wood fired pizza oven from recycled materials sourced on Taboga. During the first weeks of the quarantine grew a local sourdough starter and later sourced flour from some of the best mills in the US and now Italy. We created an original sourdough pizza dough recipe and began an artisanal pizza home and office delivery service from Cerrito Tropical Eco Lodge on the island. 100% home made using natural ingredients we offer a deliciously healthy, hand-thrown, thin-crust pizza. That’s made with love. Our guests now enjoy the pizza under the stars by Cerrito. When it is organized in advance we can prepare a pizza evening by the wood oven under the jungle canopy. Imagine the stories and songs. 

The turn to healthier living brought on by Covid-19 inspired us to offer a new breakfast menu, with home made breakfast buns, farm fresh eggs to order, mixed fruit, Panamanian coffee or select herbal teas. We love to pamper our guests. with delicious food.

Having Cerrito Tropical Eco Lodge and meeting our many new found international friends continues to be very rewarding. We have experienced that the best prescription for Stress Management is to Relax and Unwind surrounded by nature at Cerrito Tropical Eco Lodge on Taboga Island Panama. Fresh forest air, ocean view, morning birdsong, relaxing in the hammock by the pool, what could be better?

People arrive as guests, but when they check-out they say goodbye as friends.

This is your invitation to stay with us at Eco Lodge Cerrito Tropical, and enjoy this historic gem of an island as much as we do. Travel by scenic Ferry trip across the Panama Canal in just 30 minutes from Panama City.  Don’t forget to adopt the local islander’s attitude for life: “No Stress, Amigo!”.

See you soon!  Cynthia & Hiddo