The Ginger House in Los Altos de Cerro Azul

Ginger House is a quaint guest house surrounded by the Chagres National Park, in the pleasantly cool mountain community of Los Altos de Cerro Azul near Panama City, Panama.

From one of the many lounge area’s of the house, you can watch local wildlife such as monkeys, sloth’s and toucans play and forage during the day and at night, watch the sparkling lights of the distant city while listening to the sounds of the jungle.

The property features an abundance of wild gingers, a variety of fruit trees – oranges, limes, bananas, a vegetable garden, many bougainvillea and other tropical foliage which is a big draw for the hummingbirds.

I welcome you to Ginger House with open arms.

I am Picasso, the owner-operator of what I hope you will agree is a lovely guesthouse in the mountains of Panama. My co-operators Sailor and Panama Jack, Maine Coon cats, are more like silent partners but do keep a eye on the daily operations.

Many types of wild ginger surround the house and give the air a heavenly aroma. Equally heavenly are the views of the protected wildlife and flora of the Chagres National Park which nestles our community.

My goal is to promote wellness for my clients and for the nature around us. I will be happy to share with you my knowledge of Panama and the adventures I have had here. If you have an open mind and are looking for adventure, you may find it here too.

Ginger House offers the following amenities:

• 3 large comfortable guest rooms (maximum occupancy of 6)
• Normal rate includes all meals & snacks
• Bar area
• Ceiling fans
• Balcony overlooking the National Park jungle
• Dining Patio with garden views
• Bohio with hammocks – a front row view of the monkey platforms
• Large screen television and stereo in main salon
• DVD movie selection
• Wireless Internet
• Book exchange library

What other are saying about Ginger House…

“Picasso hosted a wonderful New Year’s Day brunch at Ginger house. The food and drink was awesome and plentiful, and each of the two dozen or so guests gratefully enjoyed the meal, camaraderie and warmth of the early afternoon within the beauty of the well-manicured grounds at Gingerhouse. Hats off to Picasso for creating this splendid environment for us all to share!” Jim Cornell & Sharon Osgood

“We Would like to say that our time there was Wonderful, the food was definitely gourmet quality and the home was extremely comfortable and the hostess was beyond belief. It was one of the most enjoyable long weekends we have spent this side of Palm Springs, London or Rome, and might even surpass some of them!” Al Russ

Our Rooms & Rates

Two twin beds create a space worth sharing with garden views, high ceilings (with fan) and plenty of drawer and closet space. There is ample room for two to stretch out and relax. This room shares a bathroom with the Luck room.
A comfy overstuffed chair invites you into this bright and airy room with plenty of space to relax. A queen bed and ample drawer and closet space along with high ceilings (with fan) and beautiful garden views round out your private space. This room shares a bathroom with the Harmony room.
Garden and Jungle views send you instantly into relaxation mode and the queen bed lulls you to sleep. A ceiling fan circulates the scent of the gardens flowers and an Aztec armoire gives you plenty of room to put your cares away. This room has a private bath which is accessed from the hallway.


Rate Type

Standard rates include three meals per day
(see sample menu to the left),
non alcoholic beverages and snacks. If guests will not be on premises for lunch, they may request a cooler-pack lunch to take with them on their outing.

7 Night Special
7 nights for price of 6, includes all meals, non alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Food Lovers Getaway
Includes: 2 night accommodations, 1- 2hr cooking class & copies of recipes used . A small gift from Ginger House and a free bottle of wine.
Retreat Week
Includes: 7 nights accommodations, all meals, non alcoholic beverages and snacks, choice of one massage or reiki treatment & a personal trail guide for a day!

The above rates do not include government taxes and fees which equal 17% and are required by law. A deposit of 20% is required to hold your reservation.

Receive a 5% discount if you pay your balance in cash!!
(balance is amount due after initial deposit)

Be sure to read our policies page for details on deposit, refunds and more.

Meals & Menu’s

We strive to make all meals delicious and healthy. If you have food allergies or require a special diet, please advise us in advance. We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests.

Sample menu…..

Belgian waffles and sweet maple sausage, seasonal fruit, pastries, coffee, juice.

Grilled herb chicken over greens, citrus balsamic vinaigrette, chocolate dipped shortbread.

Artichoke Bisque, Butter flied shrimp, cilantro pesto wild rice, steamed veggies, Key lime mousse cake


In and around Ginger House
The Chagres National Park has has many marked trials accessible within the community of Cerro Azul and close to Ginger House.
Two lakes are close by- be sure to stock up on fishing gear before you arrive.
Bird Watching
From hummingbirds to Toucans. A birder’s dream!
Lake or community swimming pool.
Hit the community court for a great workout.
Spa options
Cooking Classes
Our resident chef can customize cooking classes for just you or a whole group. Advanced reservations are required.
Panama City and other area’s
City Tours See all the city has to offer from the old French quarter to the new high rises.
Canal Panama Canal Museum and lock tours
Gatun Lake Lake and Monkey Island Tours
Fishing in lake Gatun
Beach trips From Pacific to the Caribbean in one day!
River Rafting Cool water and adventure awaits.
Golf Summit Golf Course

About Cerro Azul……

Los Altos de Cerro Azul is located just 35 minutes from Panama’s Tocumen International Airport. On a clear day in Altos de Cerro Azul you have a perfect view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The project is built at 2500 to 3000 feet above sea level with temperatures that range between 70 and 80 degrees – at night it gets very cool and you will need a blanket to keep yourself warm.

Wildlife abounds so keep an eye out for the capuchin monkeys, ant-eater, foxes, sloth, squirrels, coatimundi, agouti, peccary and white-tailed deer, howler monkey, red spider monkey, jaguar, olingo, ocelot, jagarundi, harpy eagle and guan as well as all the birds!!