Our Story

HOW IT ALL STARTED

At Saboga Lodge, we’re curious about everything, and we know you are, too. We are for the wayfarers, the explorers, the seekers — the adventurous ones who still believe in wonder.Isla Saboga is a true tropical island experience — complete with stunning beaches, gentle waves, and lush rainforests. It’s any traveler’s dream. But more than that, Saboga Lodge is a place to grow your relationship with nature, learning how to live in harmony with the lush greenery and animals on the island.

It’s this connection to wildlife that spurred Saboga Lodge owner Vladimir Suarez to tap into life on Isla Saboga. For years, he visited the undeveloped island — frequently sleeping in a hammock or in tents on the edge of Playa El Coral — completely enamored by the surroundings and Saboga’s rich, mysterious history.

Suarez used his passion for architecture and his design acumen as the owner of Casa Suarez to create a dreamy eco-lodge with attention to detail. From its innovative design, artisanal furniture, and sensitive positioning on the island, Saboga Lodge is the culmination of Suarez’s eye for high-end luxury experiences as well as his love and respect for the natural world. Every detail of the lodge has been carefully planned to conserve the greatest amenity the island has to offer: its thriving, untouched environment.

“At Saboga Lodge, we’re curious about everything, and we know you are, too. We are for the wayfarers, the explorers, the seekers — the adventurous ones who still believe in wonder. “

Why Stay at Saboga Lodge?

The real highlight of your stay are the meaningful connections you’ll make with nature. The island itself is a living organism, with a presence and rich history on its own. There are several hiking trails and 13 pristine beaches waiting for you to discover.

Isla Saboga is located among the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama. The island was once home to an ancient, pre-Columbian community. Its beauty and mystery made it a sacred site for holy ceremonies and ancient rites.  

At Saboga Lodge we use renewable energy sources, recycling and waste management programs, eco-friendly toiletries, energy efficient lighting, locally sourced food, non toxic- cleaning supplies, water conservation methods and other sustainability-focused initiatives. Through its environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs, it represents a new generation of hospitality professionals leading the way for eco-conscious luxury travel.

We offer boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities. Saboga Lodge is the ultimate getaway for nature lovers, with over 400 acres of the natural reserve to explore. It’s not just an accommodation, but a memory that will last forever.