Bahía Piñas is a remote location in the Darien Province of Panama. With no roads for 100 miles, this unique part of the earth is home to the Village of Piñas, and Tropic Star Lodge – two worlds that could not be more different, but over the years, have become one in the same.
Since its inception, Tropic Star Lodge has relied on the people of Piñas to provide guests with unforgettable fishing experiences. Through training and experience, some of the best fishing Captains and Mates in the world now hail from the humble village of Bahia Piñas, along with many other important employees that have made Tropic Star what it is today. The symbiotic relationship between the village of Piñas and Tropic Star Lodge is one that spans decades. With each passing year, the bond continues to grow – and the opportunity to empower the community and conserve the area grows with it.
There are very few places on earth with the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bahía Piñas. Flora and fauna, wildlife, and an abundance of marine life thrive in this unique haven, where the mighty Pacific meets the Darien rainforest. For this is extremely important to build a strong culture of conservation. Through agricultural education and implementation we aim to teach farmers sustainable farming techniques and educate in the production of sustainable crops. Reforestation and protection are also essential to this end, our goal is to plant 500 trees annually for a five year period to combat against deforestation the surrounding area has experienced. Education, training and improvement to village infrastructure is essential to empower the community, and to give them access to the resources that they need while preserving their culture and traditions.
With your help, we can create foundations that will remain standing for generations to come. This includes multi-phase community programs and youth education projects starting with a Kindergarten school and various after school programs for kids of all ages, educational bursaries, construction of a community center, soccer and sports fields, school, and church. Bahía Piñas and Tropic Star Lodge has an unbreakable bond strengthened over 57 years of partnership. The symbiotic relationship between the village of Piñas and Tropic Star Lodge is one that spans decades. With each passing year, the bond continues to grow, and the opportunity to empower the community and conserve the area grows with it.