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Villa Sevilla - Bocas del Toro - Building
1
9.8 Excellent (188 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Villa Sevilla in Bocas del Toro, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and Playa El Istmito. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great fresh breakfast prepared by the host. Beautifully maintained garden. We saw a sloth, monkeys & birds. Amazing! Thank you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great owners, great room, great Garden. We were happy with our stay.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was extraordinary! Delicious breakfast on your own terrace. Jumping in the pool as the beginning or end of the day. Listening to all the exotic sounds. Spotting various birds... Maira and Jose set up a small paradise. Thank you so much for making our stay at Bocas an unforgettable memory!
Cons: Just it would be nice if you could rent bikes from the hotel :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting away from busy Bocas. Owners Jose and Mia really helpful and friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay! Jose and Myra are super welcoming hosts who will do anything to make you feel at home. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Superb pool, very nice garden, great breakfasts.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owners are a friendly amazing couple who do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The property itself is not located on the water but is a very relaxing place what we enjoyed a lot. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Going to town is a few minutes drive by car or 5 dollars for a taxi. They have a nice size pool with some cozy sitting areas around it for relaxing or reading. What we enjoyed the most was the yummy breakfast served on our balcony while we were watching the monkeys playing in the trees, just a perfect way to start the day. After our daily chat with the owners for advice about tours, beaches and restaurants we were ready to rock and roll. We would give a 10 but there is some need for improvements like the road going to the property is bad, really bad. A sign on the roadside would also make life easier. The room has very good Airco so it would have been appreciated if we or other guests are welcomed in a nice fresh cool room after a long day of traveling. A small fridge would be nice in the room but we used the fridge from the bar what I am sure was no problem for the owners.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: What a great stay! The owner's of Villa Sevilla are so friendly and do everything to let you feel at home. The breakfast is great and changing every day. The rooms are big and always clean. If there would be a fridge in the rooms it would be perfekt. There are lot's of animals around the House and we have seen some Monkeys. Normally a sloth is living nearby in a tree but we unfortunately missed it. The pool is also a great feature and you can get a beer at the bar if you want. We loved to stay here and would recommend everybody who want a nice stay on Bocas to come here.
Cons: A fridge in the rooms would be perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great eye for detail, quality all around
10.0 Excellent
Pros: -The location was absolutely beautiful and surrounded by nature. You don’t know whether you’re going to wake up to monkeys, sloths or hummingbirds in the morning. - Jose and Myra are wonderful. We had wonderful conversations, got amazing tips and helped us anyway they could. It was a pleasure. -Breakfast is amazing with really nice coffee! - Great facilities and super clean
Cons: I can’t find any faults. This is the best hotel experience I’ve ever had.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place for visiting the area. Very quiet and secluded in nature, yet not too far from bocas town (3$ pp for a taxi ride). Has a few nice places to eat nearby. The hosts are really nice people!
Villa F&B - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.8 Excellent (92 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Villa F&B features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Bocas Town. Among the various facilities are a garden, water sports facilities, as well as a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the resort, every room is equipped with a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at Villa F&B also provide guests with pool view. All units include a wardrobe. The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. Guests at Villa F&B will be able to enjoy activities in and around Bocas Town, like snorkelling and canoeing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is very peaceful with an awesome view of the mangroves. The owners are very kind and serve delicious dinner and breakfast! The rooms are very clean, nicely arranged and with a super comfortable bed. Sanka is the island guardian and the most cute dog
Cons: Sand flies are an inconveniance, but hopefully Fabienne makes a very nice homemade repelent that helps a lot.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heaven on earth! The stunning nature paired with the unique hospitality of the lovely owners makes this an unforgettable and relaxing stay. Above all: the food is amazing, wow! Thanks for this wonderful stay!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Fabienne and Benoit are really super friendly and took greatest care of us. Thank you so much!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food is excellent, hosts very friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - great hosts - worldclass cooking - super service - wonderful place - happy dog Merci beaucoup!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The two owners are the nicest people, the place is beautiful and the food is amazing! We really enjoyed our stay, higly recommended!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: In every aspect a paradise on earth. The location is perfect. Close to Bocas but it feels like an uninhabited island. The only thing you hear is the wildlife. Not even waves, because the water is still. The rooms are beautifully designed, comfortable, clean, the size of the bed is good, and the view is stunning. Also the pool is lovely, the water temperature is perfect; not too warm, not too cold. But most perfect of all are the owners Fabienne and Benoit. The sweetest people you can imagine, who will do everything and work very hard to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. It almost felt like our parents where taking care us. In a good way! The cooking is amazing. I have to admit, normally we prefer vegetarian and sometimes meat, here we ate primarily fish and we had the best dishes we ate in years. Everything Fabienne made was delicious. No exceptions. We are really going to miss this place, but most of all we will miss Benoit, Fabienne and their lovely and cute dog Sanca. Hopefully we will come back to this wonderful place. Thank you for these unforgettable days! Jolijn en Jord
Cons: Everything was good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing! The owners are very helpfully and did everything to make our holiday perfect. The food was excellent, we never eat that good as we did here! Best food in Panama!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was magnificent. Benoit and Fabienne made every effort to ensure our stay was perfect. The hosts messaged us regarding the boats from Bocas town. We were offered drinks on arrival and shown to our spotless room with the most comfortable bed in any hotel, ever. The shower was powerful, towels and face towels were provided along with toiletries. The pool area was extra relaxing with great views of the mangroves. The restaurant serves food throughout the day; in the evening we ate fresh lobster as part of a delicious 3 course meal cooked by the hosts. The breakfast was also fresh and exquisite. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Amazing hosts that take care of you & everything you need - Great delicious food cooked by Fabienne - Very nice location in the middle of the mangroves far away from the busy Bocas Town - Fantastic place to relax, get a kayak and paddle through the mangroves, eat & drink very well & delicious
Cons: Nothing!
Turtle Beach House - Bocas del Toro - Pool
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9.7 Excellent (120 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Turtle Beach House in Bocas del Toro (Bluff Beach), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Playa Bluff and 7 minutes from Playa Punch. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was wonderful. Location was amazing and owners were super helpful! Yummy breakfast was provided every morning. Overall, it was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was beyond wonderful. It’s not a normal hotel or normal b&b, it’s an amazing family that hosts you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We like everything here! That house is very comfortable, clean and near to beach with amazing view. Breakfast was very tasty, we like a lot! And most important thing: house owners was super cute, polite and try to help us with everything that we need. If you choosing place to stay in Bocas - I strongly recommend you that option.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This bed and breakfast is a nice place to disconnect. The beach is just outside, the breakfast is good. There is a public minibus that take people to town for a reasonable price. Olivia and Manuel were great hosts. The shower in the room was amazing!
Cons: The room was hot sometimes and there was not AC. However, this was a good opportunity to seat outside by the pool and contemplate the stars!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lowest price for the quality accomodation offered
10.0 Excellent
Pros: For us this place felt like Paradise. We stayed there for 2 nights and have been very sad to leave. Suzanne, Zoran and Stan are really lovely people, they gave us so many good tour advices and we loved just to sit down and Chat with them. The house is so clean, the rooms are really beatiful and the Breakfast was so good. Any Time again!!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: After travelling across Costa Rica and rafting, the Eco friendly Turtle Beach House was a welcomed Oasis. The garden was so pretty and included a sloth and parrots daily. You could see the ocean across the bushes and trees and literally feet from the front gate. Bluff Beach is white sand and crazy waves, and oh so beautiful! Suzanne, Zoran and Stan were wonderful hosts and had breakfast for us every morning at 8:30. Because we had to catch a flight earlier than normal breakfast time, they prepared it for us earlier. The room was perfect and with the breeze and fan there was no need for air conditioning. The shower was gorgeous and always hot water. We had access to a wonderful kitchen if needed and a small pool to cool off in. A wonderful home!!
Cons: LOVED everything, including the howler monkeys that woke us up every morning.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Turtle Beach House is an absolute dream. We were welcomed like family and felt relaxed straight away. The location is wonderful, make sure you have at least one day allocated to Playa Bluff and the local beach bar/restaurants as they were the best we found in the area. Suzanne also teaches yoga which is amazing when you are missing your normal exercise routine. We would recommend this BnB to everyone, don’t hesitate to book it!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: location , beach, incredible nature
Cons: none
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bathrooms were really nice, the breakfast was good. The open area was nice to sit at and watch the wildlife. The host coordinated our laundry to be done and it was great
Cons: The pillows didn't offer me the best support.
Dolphin Bay Hideaway - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
4
9.9 Excellent (57 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at DOLPHIN BAY HIDEAWAY in Tierra Oscura, you'll be on the waterfront and within the region of Bocas Marina and Red Frog Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where to start.. we have just had the best time ever here, and it is the best place we've ever stayed. We had been looking forward to staying here for weeks but it still exceeded our expectations. Dolphins were around in the bay right in front of the hideaway everyday; spending time amongst them on the paddle boards and kayaks was amazing. Brian and Amy are fantastic hosts and you really feel welcomed into their hideaway. They went above and beyond to ensure we had the most brilliant stay. We had a great few days to just unplug and relax. The food is delicious - we were excited for breakfast and dinner everyday! They put a lot of love and effort into the food and it showed! We lucked out coming at this time of year (early october) as it was lovely and quiet (tip - come to Bocas in September/October for amazing weather but few people around). Everyday we had perfect, calm water perfect for dolphin spotting and paddle boarding. It has everything you need, great rooms, an area where you could get a work out in if you wanted, a plunge pool, awesome cocktails, lovely gardens complete with sloths and birds, and beautiful views over the bay. Overall, the weather, the quietness, dolphins, the hosting and everything else fed in to us having a brilliant stay and it did feel very much like a once in a lifetime experience - but we aim to come back one day!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything - an absolute gem of a place. Gorgeous location, Amy and Brian are incredible hosts, the food is outstanding, rooms are comfy, views superb
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Unique experience in a magical place, spectacular views, comfortable rooms, delicious food, most friendly and helpful owners and staff. Good variety of activities to get the best taste of Panama.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amy and Brian were top friendly hosts, the food was so delicious and the quiet, beautiful surroundings and views were spectacular. We give Dolphin Bay Hideaway our very best recommendations.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: When we were looking for a vacation, we sought out a place that was eco-friendly and off the grid. That is when we encountered Dolphin Bay Hideaway (DBH). When I started reading reviews about DBH, I thought how could a place get such high marks? Well now I know. The ratings are justified. The entire staff at DBH make this an experience of a lifetime. The welcoming feel and the tranquility and beauty cannot be overstated. Amy and Brian have done an amazing job of creating a unique experience that refreshes the soul and allows one to escape to paradise. All of the details have been well thought out so that there is never a worry. The staff does an amazing job of preparing delicious meals and family dining experiences that are rich with real human interaction. We did some excursions - jungle hike, snorkeling/trip to Zapatillas, Green Acres Chocolate farm. We also made use of the kayaks and paddle boards to explore around Dolphin Bay. We went to the local taco stand and Market Monday at No Name Bar. Highly recommend all of these to connect to the local community and culture. Definitely enriched our stay. We are especially grateful to Jose Antonio who took care of us during our time at DBH while the proprietors were on vacation. He is an outstanding host and now friend. He introduced us to so many other local members of the Bocatorito community, all of whom were such warm and friendly people. Thanks for the experience and we look forward to another stay down the road at DBH.
Cons: Only regret is that we forgot to bring something for the local school. If you get the chance, please consider packing some school supplies to help them out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Its a beautiful escape with wonderful warm hospitality in a bay in middle of a mangrove landscape - the food was amazing , the garden impressive and the hosts were very attentive and helpful. The house and our bedroom were high standard with a perfect bathroom and there had been so many appealing nice details such as nice caribbean colours everything in the house , beautiful arranged flowers etc. We had a beautiful snorkeling trip seeing corals and starfishes in all colors as well as dolphins and got to know so many self cultivated exotic plants , fruit and even animals we didn't know before. We certainly would always love to come back to Amy and Brians lovely paradise
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amy and Brian have been the perfect hosts! Amy is a really great cook and Brian knows everything about the wonderful nature and exotic animals around Dolphin Bay. The highlight of my stay has been a paddeling tour just in front of the hotel during which I got to see some dolpins swimming close to my little boat.
Cons: Everything has been just perfect.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A little piece of heaven :)
Cons: NA
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and the owners are very generous and helpful !
Cons: There’s nothing we did not like but it’s good to know that there is no AC in the rooms (only fans).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brian and Amy were perfect host The place is extraordinary wonderful Let us fill like home Dolphin and animals are all around Meals are prefect by JA the best cooker Hope to come back ❤️
The Hummingbird - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (94 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Hummingbird in Bocas del Toro (Bluff Beach), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Playa Bluff and 6 minutes from Playa Punch. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A cabin overlooking the garden and the ocean about 200m away. Awake to the sound of the surf crashing on the strand and howler monkeys in the jungle behind. Hummingbirds feed from the flowers just beyond the terrace of the cabin and the bushes by the breakfast table. You can see sloths from the pool area. The cabins are well designed and we felt no need of air conditioning. Friendly staff and fabulous food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were amazing. Beds were extremely comfortable and the shower was luxurious. Playa Bluff location is away from the noise of town and provided a great place to walk and enjoy the jungle and beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a wonderful expirience. The owners were very kind, they helped us plan our stay and showed us a lot of animals! The food was excellent and the room was beautiful, clean and every detail was carefully thought. They have succesfully managed to combine sustainability and confort. We would have liked to stay more than two nights.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at a very charming bungalow. The bungalow itself and the garden are just a delight. In front of the garden you can see and hear the sea, behind it there is jungle. We saw many different animals, including hummingbirds and sloths. Breakfast was great, the restaurant serves very good food. Service is very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing to complain about.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Little corner of paradise - loved everything about it. Nothing more awesome than waking up to the sounds of nature, howler monkeys, birds etc.. Its called The Hummingbird for a reason: lots of them all around the property. Definitely recommend this place rather than staying in main Bocas town without a doubt. The food was really great, the hosts fantastic and the room/bungalow a dream!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Betsy and Gary were great hosts! Really warm and extremely helpful and involved in our well being during the stay! The rooms were beautiful and comfortable, the restaurant was amazing !
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our stay at the Hummingbird came at the end of our two weeks in Panama. It was a perfect place to spend our last three days after a bit of a travel whirlwind. The owners, Gary and Betsy, were delightful and attentive, and they have built quite a little paradise. We four travelers agreed that we could have spent another couple of days “slothing” around the pool, hourly tracking the activity of the real sloths, or just enjoying the flitting of hummingbirds and skittering of the lizards while sipping on our favorite beverages.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A fantastic boutique hotel with very friendly owners who make you feel extremely comfortable. I wanted somewhere out of the hustle and bustle of a town and this was a perfect place to truly relax. There is plenty of information about local tours and Gary and Betsy can help you out if needed. We loved just staying around Bluff beach and taking a walk to La Piscina. Seeing the wildlife was a bonus!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful 5 days at The Hummingbird over Christmas, a great escape as so quiet and relaxed. Gary and Betsy were great hosts, they and the team were all very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Gary was very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna and we were so delighted to see several sloths in the garden! Along with beautiful hummingbirds, so many huge butterflies, frogs and lots more! The rooms are clean and bright and very comfy beds, great showers and a lovely balcony to sit out and chill on. The beach is very long so we were able to go for nice walks with hardly anyone there , so you have it to your self which was a huge bonus. The waves are very big in December so you can't swim here but there are other beaches you can take a boat to from Bocas Town.The pool is very nice aa an alternative and great to just lie in the sun by, as just so peaceful. The food was absolutely delicious , great breakfasts too, fresh fruit and cooked, inc their yummy coconut bread!. We enjoyed our evening cocktails a lot as well : ) ! We would all definitely come back to stay again. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Cons: Nothing it was all fabulous!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: First of all a big thank you to Betsy and Gary who are the owners of Hummingbird and actually run everything. It was probably one of the best stays which I ever had! Those two make the experience unique. Betsy amd Gary recommend places, interact with the guests, show you the wildlife which lives close by, organise transportation both in Panama City as well as on the Island. Hummingbird has just a view bungalows/rooms. Everything is really calm and chilled. They offer great local breakfast and dinner. Prices for main dish (dinner) are between c. 15-20USD (everything is sourced locally). Rooms and premises were very clean and in a really good condition. The beds were amazing. From our bed we saw the ocean (pic is attached). Please note the bungalows are „open“. Just moskito nets and some shades. You will hear the waves from the close beach as well as the wildlife. I personally think that was amazing! The area Bluff Beach is quite calm also in high season. You can watch wildlife (coatis, monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds,...) close by. Bluff Beach is a rough beach with strong waves were swimming is not recommended. Nevertheless you can def enter the ocean as long as you can stand in the water. Please note, it is not a party area at all. You would need to Bocas town whith a taxi (15-20min) drive. In case somebody would force me to provide potential improvements: Hummingbird does not has sunbeds at the beach (just at the pool). You can reach a beach bar with a 5 min walk which has sunbeds right next to the water. Just one breakfast option is offerd, however, I would think in case you do not like it the cook will not hesitate to prepare something which you would like.
The Palmyra - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
6
9.8 Excellent (66 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Palmyra in Bocas del Toro, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Playa El Istmito and Bocas Butterfly Garden.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We felt in love with this stunning place the moment we stepped into the door. The place has a perfect location for those looking to spend a relaxing time and are planning some activities. The house is beautifully decorated and the majority of the deco is made by the owner which gives it a unique home feel and experience. For us the best thing was the large terrace looking towards the stunning garden with comfy hammocks where you can enjoy watching the numerous hummingbirds- priceless! There are only 3 rooms which makes it a very cosy and homelike accommodation. The rooms have super comfy beds, aircon and are spotless clean. Felicitas was an excellent host! She is super friendly and went above and beyond helping us plan our activities and giving us recommendations about everything. All in all, the perfect stay, wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely come back.
Cons: Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Palmyra is a small but very, very fine apartment. I was very lucky to get a room here because there are only 3 rooms, which makes it a very exclusive accommodation. Even more exclusive is, that the Palmyra only accommodates persons over the age of 25 . You feel like you have won the lottery as soon as you arrive! The rooms are simply wonderful and much better equipped than all the hotels I stayed at in Panama. Most hotels offer much less, but are twice or even three times as expensive. At the Palmyra one does not only get a super clean, top equipped room, a super equipped modern common kitchen and a huge private terrace to relax, but also free bicycles at an absolutely sensationally low price. The safety measurements are outstanding! The lovely owner is an amazing hostess. I felt very comfortable and welcome! Thank you for everything!
Cons: To leave this oustanding great place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We couldn't have chosen a better place for our time in Bocas. 10/10 on everything from cleanliness to location, from comfort to hospitality. This place is perfectly designed for outdoor living with roofed terraces where guests can relax on comfortable armrest seats and hammocks while enjoying the numerous hummingbirds in the beautiful garden. The rooms and the kitchen are beautiful and simply fantastic equipped. The location is just a few minutes walk from downtown Bocas, but offers tranquility and relaxation. With over forty years of travelling across six continents and hundreds of different accommodations, we rank the owner and this place among the best. The owner takes excellent care of her guests. Her recommendations to tour operators, restaurants, etc. are excellent and she helps guests avoid travel traps. It is also fantastic that you get free bicycles that you can use at any time. The bikes are in excellent condition and it is a real pleasure not only to be independent of taxis, but also to see and experience so much more. Thanks again for an unforgettable stay.
Cons: We loved everything about this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The apartment was phenomenal with a beautiful view of the tropical garden. We absolutely loved relaxing on the terrace while watching the hummingbirds! The facilities were excellent! There were so many nice small touches throughout that made our stay simply perfect. The owner was wonderful and made us feel more than welcome. The location is great, close to everything but peaceful and quiet. We really loved our stay here and we’ll definitely come back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful apartment. The owner has not only carefully expanded a historic town house but also lovingly restored the entire residence. Not only the whole apartment but also every piece of furniture and all decorations were designed by her. Each piece tells of her loving attention to detail. The well travelled and very nice owner has created a perfect place for travellers who are looking for something special. We are overwhelmed! Thank you for this wonderful experience!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and the owner was very attentive. Its also close enough to walk to Bocas Town but far enough away so you did not have to put up with traffic and crowds.
Cons: Everything was pretty much as expected. Showers were a bit hard to gauge (hot and cold). No breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place has a lot of personality, which makes you feel like home. Great accomodation, very comfortable, high standard and good price, too. Amazing Host! I will try to get back
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It would last to long to mention all the things which we loved here. Everything was perfect! Felicitas is an outstanding host who is absolutely wonderful, helpful and accommodating. The rooms are spacious, cozy and super clean. A real gem of a place!
7.9 Good
Pros: The guesthouse is very clean with a well equiped kitchen and has nice terrace to sit in the garden. The provided bikes come in handy for lastminute beach visits. The owner was very nice and willing to help with tips for activities and excursions. Late checkout due to a flight delay was not a problem at all.
Cons: Nothing in particular, although the acomodation is somewhat more expensive than other hostels in the neighbourhood
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely amazing place. The Palmyra felt like our second home. The owner, Felicitas, is a very friendly and warm person you will enjoy talking to. The expression "my house is your house" has all its meaning here. Our room was very spacious, perfectly clean, super comfortable and beautifully decorated, the facilities are simply the best we have ever had in any type of accommodation! The common kitchen is of high quality and perfectly equipped. We used the free bikes to get to the beaches, which was fantastic! Felicitas gives you great tips on the things you can do in the area, and her tips are simply the best! We wish we could stay there forever :) Thank you for everything!
Barrbra Bnb Over The Sea - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
7
9.5 Excellent (341 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Barrbra BnB Over The Sea in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Playa El Istmito and Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We throughly enjoyed our stay at Barrbra's with Marco, Diego, Julia and Marco's two friendly dogs. The minute we arrived we felt very welcome and encouraged to relax and enjoy ourselves. The house is located right on the water with lots of great places to sit and enjoy the amazing sunsets and watch all the fish and stingrays that swim near and under the house. The room was really comfortable, right over the water. Breakfast was very tasty and filling (great pancakes). There is a honour system with beers and snacks. Marco arranged a boat trip for us and other guests with Manuel and it was a great day out and great value. Marco has created a really warm and relaxed environment whereby you can mix with the other guests and also relax quietly and enjoy the exceptional facilities and surroundings. Would stay again without hesitation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This place was amazing - so peaceful! I would happily have stayed here much longer just to sit on the outdoor porch and relax with the breeze on my face. The owner, Marco, has thought of all the details necessary for a comfortable stay and he arranged a very nice and affordable tour just for his guests to go see dolphins, starfish, go snorkling, etc.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Aw, this place is just so fab! The setting is beautiful, the staff are fantastic, the dogs are gorgeous. Everything is so clean, the bed and sheets were so comfortable, and the vibe was chill and comfortable! We loved our stay, and couldn't speak more highly of Diego, Julia and Marco. Thanks so much for making us feel so at home for our few days.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It had a very generous vibe. Great view and immediate access to the water.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Marco is an amazing hostel manager and is a place where you can stay as long as you want to enjoy.
Cons: Nothing, I would say that everything is awesome.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about this accommodation. The rooms, the breakfast, the location and the attention from the owner en the staff. It was also possible to organize tours from there. I had the greatest of times, also with other guests. Nice place if you like comfort, a nice view over the water, fun but also peace and quiet.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The dock on the water is super nice and there are many small details around the house which make it so unique.
Cons: The only down side is that is about 15 mins walking or 5 mins by taxi to center of town.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Marco is a very friendly host - he answered all our questions and made us feel like at home the moment we entered the Barrbra BnB Over The Sea. Our room was perfect and the breakfast was delicious. I would definitely stay there again.
Cons: The water around the house is not the cleanest - it is very clear so you can see fishes, starfishes etc. but also you'll see things that do not belong into the water which is a turn off for taking an actual bath.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Everything, the dockhouse, the vibe, the staff, the food.. didn’t want to leave..loved it!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nothing can ever beat that view! In the Afternoon we saw Manta rays Passing by, in the morning we saw dolphins right in front of the porch! Incredible chilled location!
Hostal Hansi - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.4 Excellent (901 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Bocas Town, Hostal Hansi offers a garden and terrace. The accommodation features a shared kitchen. At the guest house, all rooms are equipped with a desk and a fan. Certain rooms at Hostal Hansi also offer a garden view. Please note not all rooms have hot water.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfectly clean, big room with everything you need. The staff is incredibly nice and will help you out with all your questions. You have your privacy but are still in the middle of Bocas Town and it's still so cheap!
Cons: It was noisy during the night, but not a big deal. Kirchen closes at 10pm
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Super nice staff, very clean, very good location, best value for money in town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfy room, excellent shared kitchen - clean and well equipped, very friendly and helpful staff. Central and convenient location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: For a hostel in bocas best choice, early check in was no problem
Cons: No hot water
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean. Nice hot shower.
Cons: You could hear people walking on the other floor or somebody just walk like an elephant.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location was brilliant, rooms were clean, spacious, kitchen was good too.
Cons: We had cold showers and the walls were quite thin. The hostel also doesn't do recommendations and usually that's the firs thing we do when we go to a new place, ask the hostel what is good to do.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Price-Value Ratio (private room with shared bathroom) just perfecto
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I felt really comfortable, independent, staff really nice, super clean.. They were cleaning all the time. Location very convenient and cool facilities to feel like at home.
Cons: For the kind of trip and the price.. No expectations of view to the sea or luxury decoration or bed. Practical so I can't say anything bad at all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the room and the location of the hostal, it's very close to everything you need. Also the concierge it's very kind, I like that! Next time I visit Isla Colon I for sure Gonna stay here!
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff were nice and always available It was clean
Cons: It was hot in the room with not a ceiling fan It was noisy on the street at night
Bluff Beach Retreat - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (134 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Bluff Beach Retreat in Bocas del Toro (Bluff Beach), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Playa Bluff and 5 minutes from Playa Punch. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a beautiful place on Bluff Beach, very clean, very friendly! We felt like visiting friends really. It is far away from town but there are two (three) restaurants close by and with the pool and the beach we didn‘t need anything else to do. „The view“ restaurant next door has fabulous food and drinks and Wendy and Simon make you feel even more at home. We stayed in the Villa that is really large, even rainy days were relaxed.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beach was fortunately very calm on our stay so it was stunning. Sarah and Steve are THE BEST hosts ever! everything was arranged by them for us (transfers, tours, dinner), even if we had very specific needs and they made it happen. Don't have enough good words!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location if you want to be off the grid for a couple of days. Bluff Beach is really secluded and beautiful. BBR has all the amenities you need for a holiday and the people who run the place are super friendly and knowledgeable about the archipelago.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is lovely. Location is great. Feels like a paradise! Highly recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time at the Bluff Beach Retreat. Really beautiful rooms and house, a really delicious breakfast, perfect location (a really calm area and the house was 1 min away from the beach - the most beautiful beach I've ever seen), everything was perfectly clean and we had the best hosts that someone could wish for. Karen and Steve made us feel like home and gave us great recommendations.
Cons: Everything was great
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing breakfast every day Beautiful beach in front with the noise of waves Very nice tips and welcoming arrival thanks to recommandations to the owner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was absolutely beautiful. A huge pool submerged in the green palm trees and pretty flowers. The beach right across the road was lovely too and we were lucky that the waters were calm for a couple of days. Karen and Steve were brilliant hosts and went out of their way to help us and set up tours, taxis and anything else we needed.
Cons: Only thing was no AC but it didn’t effect our enjoyment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - great hosts with plenty of attention, support with taxi’s/tours and cool stories - Nice accomodation with spacious clean rooms and a fantastic pool - beautiful silent environment located on a great property right at the beach - Good restaurants nearby
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It had a very nice atmosphere both the people and the place. A very relaxing part of the island with great nearby restaurants. Highly recommend it to anyone looking to relax and spend quality time with family and friends.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
Maroa Beach House - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.5 Excellent (132 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Maroa Beach House offers accommodation in Bocas del Toro. The property has sea views from a shared balconies. Free WiFi is available. There is a fully equipped shared kitchen.The rooms at Maroa Beach House have air conditioning and a wardrobe.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: At Maroa Beach House you will find a flat with a lot of love to the details and an awesome view to the sea from the terrace. In addition you get a fondly & self-made breakfast. Near to the Beach House is a fuel station called "La Bomba" where you can get a lift in each direction (buses, taxi, shuttles...) It is in the interest of the hosts that you really feel like home...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Liviana and Oswaldo are the perfect hosts. They make you feel like home, with cozy and lovely decorated rooms and perfect breakfasts. Their pets (a cat and a dog) are also adorable. We could have stayed forever :-)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic and knowledgeable hosts. They made my stay easy with all my questions. Breakfast was delicious, filling yet healthy too! Soooo relaxing being right over the water, meeting Barry the local barracuda every day. I’ll be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I LOVED literally everything about this place! It is not very often that you stay somewhere and you are like, "Wow there is nothing I would have changed, even if I could!" Literally it was perfect. We originally booked a place in downtown Bocas but I just didn't want to be a part of the huge party scene so we moved here. It was completely tranquil and peaceful. I saw the most incredible sunrise/sunsets every day, and I was able to kayak and bike and snorkel right from the beach house. Breakfast was amazing and you really cannot get more accomodating hosts than this! The air conditioning in the room was a life saver after spending a hot day in the Bocas sun. It was one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed and I just cannot say enough about this place!! The price is amazing for what you get and I will tell EVERYONE to stay here when they come to Bocas!
Cons: Everything was amazing :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hosts, who welcome you warmly, offer you great breakfast and chats in their beautiful guesthouse! Loved our stay! Highly recommended!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place, nice, cozy. we completely felt at home! The hosts are really kind and do everything to help and please you. There is a Kitchen, which is nice to cook your own food if you like (or keep your beers cold) Great view from the terrace. Air conditioning and WiFi are functioning really good. Thanks again!
Cons: Keep in mind there are a lot of mosquito’s by the water, a mosquito-net might help. It’s a bit out of town (and therefore more quiet), but really quick by cab. They might rent bicycles out in the future, that would be a great addition!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice people and nice appartment
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host couple is really friendly and helpful. The breakfast is great and really worth it because it will be served at a terrace with a great view. The room is very clean and is being cleaned every day!! We really loved it!
Cons: That we had to leave again.
4.2 Okay
Pros: The view out the front deck once you arrived was really the only good thing.
Cons: The property is located down a dirty residential area although the families that live there are nice the price at this HOSTEL is inflated like a nice hotel. There are two rooms downstairs and the doors are right next to each other as well as headboards when you shut the doors you pretty much wake up the other couple. You have a shared small kitchen, and your own bathroom. We are an older couple and not loud when we come back from dinner we like to sit and have a cocktail but when you get back from dinner the other couple is there and in bed so you tip toe around if your courteous and forget having anything else @@The host are nice but not as considerate when it comes to noise which they are right above you I love animals but not at 6:30am on vacation running above you head. On our last day we were again woke at 6:40 to the bell ringing it was two more couples showing up for our room when I could no longer get some sleep I got up to warm water for coffee to find them in the small space with there luggage so having my coffee and yogurt on the only nice front porch was not available due to them there on the chairs. While we were there we checked into other Hotel (hostel) that we’re almost half the price with breakfast included that had a great view use of kitchen and much more privacy. Breakfast here is going to run you $$$$ 8.00.Was very disappointed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hosts. Very, very helpful. Great place. Amazing breakfast. Great dog and cat. Too bad I only had 3 nights on Bocas. Best stay on this trip so far. I finally felt relaxed. I highly recommend it.
Cons: Nothing
Stay Bocas - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (375 reviews)
Overview Reviews
STAY Bocas is conveniently located right next to the airport of Bocas del Toro. Offering 6, simple, clean, comfortable guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms and common areas have WiFi, fans and air conditioning. The rooms are comfortable and clean with queen size box spring beds with orthopedic mattresses, luxury linen and fluffy towels. STAY Bocas offers a free, healthy breakfast that consists of yogurt, milk, 2 types of cereal, 3 types of fresh fruit, coffee and tea. STAY Bocas offers bike rental. Within less than 5 minutes you walk to Main street (3rd) where you will find great shops, bars, restaurants, dive-/ surf schools and tour operators.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place: new and super clean rooms. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Relaxed communal area. Free coffee and water.
Cons: Included breakfast is small. But this is a minor thing, overall I would definitely recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is footsteps away from the airport, very convenient if you arrive by plane like us. Also is not long from the main street and were all the activity is. The staff was great, very friendly, attentive and helpful. The room was perfectly clean and the bed was very comfortable. It had a safe for leaving your valuables. And the breakfast was good with fruits, yogurt and cereals and amazing fresh fruit juices.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very nice, warm and helpful. Great ambience and vibe. Healthy breakfast. Everything was tidy and clean. Excellent option for an escape to Bocas!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
Cons: /
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly and helpful staff!! Simple but great breakfast :) Good Location and close to everything! Definetly a good Option for isla Colon!! Thank you Jorge!!! And your Team!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, right next to the airport and a few minutes walk to lots of bars and restaurants. Although it’s next to the airport only one or two planes fly per day. A good place to relax. Lovely breakfast out in the garden every morning. The rooms are clean and modern with great aircon. The owner is friendly and makes you feel like you are at home. He has lots of great recommendations and advice. We would definitely stay again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice, clean and very convenient for the airport and the island.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely beautiful place with a delicious breakfast and really friendly staff. Had many nice conversations with them and they’re soooo helpful. The rooms are really pretty and the mattress is absolutely comfortable. It’s located in a quieter area, just 3-4 minutes to the city centre. We would definitely book this accommodation again
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was were good. Nice shared area with table tennis and couch. Staff was friendly and very outgoing. Great stay!
Cons: Sometimes tap water was missing in the mornings. It would have been an improvement to have a fridge in the room. This is common in a lot of places these days.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything has been perfect since we arrived: warm welcome, very useful tips and explanation to make the best out of our stay in Bocas, super friendly staff, good breakfast, very comfortable bed, laundry service was outstanding. Special mention to Jorge for being such a kind and attentive host. We definitely recommend ! Small tips: in addition to be very well located, it’s really close to a great small restaurant Octo.
Cons: Nothing
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast in Bocas del Toro, you'll be near the beach, just a 4-minute walk from Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and a 4-minute drive from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include luggage storage, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The place is beautifully decorated, I enjoyed the breakfast very much, the nice sitting area outside the room and the gardens. It was great hearing the birds singing in the morning. This place is located on a road with fluid public transportation to the town and beaches.
Cons: During my stay, the other guests were very noisy to the point that I was unable to sleep. This is an old house so one could hear every single step or movement in the house, even wearing earplugs. It would be great if the owners or managers of the B&B remind guests to avoid making noise or disturbing the other houseguests, particularly between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. There was an electric shower in the room, however, it did not work out. The bathroom did not have curtains.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host ,Hasso, was very welcoming andwas well-informed. He helped us make decisions on excursions, restaurants and how to use our time well. The breakfast were amazing! All the guest eight together in a very relaxed way on the veranda. We had homemade papaya jam and eggs Benedict with fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh coffee. All this with a beautiful view of the ocean! We found the hammocks on the veranda to be very relaxing! The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the air-conditioner worked well. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get away from it all for a relaxing vacation .
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location facing beach and not right in hustle of Bocas Town, although quick bike or cab ride there for restaurants. Hosts were so welcoming and made us feel at home also helping organize outings. Delicious breakfast every morning on the airy porch. Really did not see anything quite as good as the Sand Dollar in Bocas.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A very warm welcome from the owners and staff. Great location just far enough outside the bustle of Bocas town, but only a 1 dollar per person taxi or colectivo ride to get to all of the amenities in town. Very good breakfast and a nice group of people staying there when we visited.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property facing lovely beach and surrounded by lush gardens and even short walking trail through forest on the property. Hosts were so welcoming and helpful with tips for what to do, where to eat and helping with arranging tours etc. Delicious breakfast on airy verandah every morning. Perfect set up for a family vacation (with teenagers and seniors).
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Charming B&B outside the hustle and bustle of Bocas Town, still only $1 taxi ride away. Great staff looking after you, lazy mornings with good breakfast and sea breeze. Nice rooms with a fridge and wifi, and a deck to unwind with a cold beer. The beach across the street is good for morning and evening swimming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: B&B at its best. Perfect stay
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were so happy to stay at Sand Dollar! It has an appealing, historic, tropical plantation architectural style in a lovely garden setting facing the sea. The ambience is enhanced by the pleasant, helpful staff. Hasso gave us great tips on getting to lovely beaches and arranged an island excursion for us. Dalma served us delicious breakfasts on the deck and kept our comfortable room nice and tidy. So nice to be convenient to action in Bocas Town, but worlds away from the fray.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location, the beach right in front, the host Hasso, the room, the bed, everything!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Tropical Suites Hotel - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.0 Excellent (559 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Tropical Suites Hotel in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Bolivar Park and Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the bed. Best mattress ever!! They offered us to book a tour everything went well and they gave us beach towels for free
Cons: They don’t offer breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and spacious with lots of amenities. The view was beautiful! A very clean and comfortable stay.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and location were excellent! The rooms were very clean and in the middle of town. You can catch the water taxi from the back of the hotel. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and responded to very request.
Cons: Someone was in my bags when I left the room. The staff at the front desk was very responsive to my concerns. There are cameras in the hall which they had security to check. No one entered through the door. It was my fault because I left the balcony door unlocked. A person can cross over the balcony from the room next to you because the balconies are connected by a small wall. I should have used the safe that was in the room. I am always giving people the benefit of the doubt. The elevator was broken. This was not a huge deal for me. I was on the second floor. However if you are handicapped or elderly, this could be a problem. Despite these issues, I would definitely return when I come back. The front desk staff is wonderful and the room is very comfortable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really well located. We have a suite with balcony just in front the sea. We could even spot dolphins and it also had a glass floor area in which to see the fish. Breakfast was good even though it’s not in the hotel but in 2 partner restaurants that you can choose from.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was fine.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Highly professional staff
Cons: Air-conditioner noice on the balcony, that made balcony with amazing waterfront views almost unusable.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Ocean views
Cons: No breakfast option.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything: people, service, very clean, friendly people.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is central and right next to one of the best quality and value restaurants in town. Staff fantastic and made our stay easy and if you have any mobility issues the hotel is great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good, recently renovated hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable. Everything was clean and in good condition. The kitchenette was spacious and well furnished. The hotel is very conveniently located, right next to the dock and surrounded by good restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and bicycle rentals. It has a nice and clean marina where you can sunbath, have a drink and take a taxi boat to go to the beaches.
Cons: Nothing in particular
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We have the room with balcony, sea view. Very nice place. The Hotel has no breakfast, but it has coffee, tea and some toast for you . Personal are nice and helpful. Thank you Nuria..(special).. The location is very gut. Big bed and comfort .
Cons: Noisy airconditon‘s machine at the balcony.
Skully's House - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.1 Excellent (110 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Big Creek, Skully's House features a private beach area. With an outdoor swimming pool, the property also features a garden. There is a restaurant. All guest rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower. The rooms will provide guests with a toaster. Bocas Town is 3.7 km from Skully's House.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Skully´s House is one of the best places for backpackers in Panama. I had never seen such a comfortable dorm, allowing for a high degree of privacy due to clever constellation of the beds on different levels. There was also a huge locker underneath each bed in order to lock your whole backpack at once. There were four (!!!) power sockets installed at every single bed, as well as an individual fan and bed light, so no-one had to discuss his or her preferences with regard to an air conditioner!!! A wonderful kitchen was placed outside on the upper floor. I could enjoy my meal on the terrace while watching the sea in front of me. Moreover the kitchen was in really good condition with a wide range of kitchen utensils. I never had a problem with getting to town as buses and taxis are passing frequently - however I personally preferred renting a bike and enjoying my way to playa Estrella or to Bocas del Toro on my own. In case you don't want to miss a party at night in town, you may join the hostels workers or get a taxi. I loved to spend my afternoons on the sunbeds, which were right in between the terrace and the sea. At the bar you never had to spend as a guest much money on beer as prices were far below average. The staff was very attentive and cared a lot about cleaning the hallways and dorms every morning. Bathroom were very pretty and in good and clean condition. I loved to come back some day.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved the concept of how the beds are arranged. They’re in the roof and the mattresses are full not twin, don’t find that too often! Hearing the beach at night was bliss! Bathroom was clean and the cleaning lady is so sweet. The free rides into town are great - 2 per day. If you want to stay on the beach, this is a great option. Nice staff too!
Cons: It’s on the beach which is great but the specific area it’s built on you can’t really swim direct off of this area as it’s rocky. You may have to go more to the left or right. But still to wake up to the ocean in front of you is incredible!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I loved how friendly and open to advice the staff were. The entire environment was very chill with nice big beach beds laying about to enjoy and sleep the day away listening to the waves. You can also hear the waves from the dorm. The fan for each bed was very nice, no air con needed. I enjoyed cooking in the outside kitchen and socializing on the balcony with others.
Cons: Taxis are very easy to get into town but can add up at $3 there and $3 back. Watch out for some areas when you walk out in the water, stepped on some fire coral...but over all-loved this place and would come again!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s a relaxed place, the owner and the staff is really nice, kitchen outside and inside, big fridge,pool table, kicker, shuttle service, smoothies at the bar, welcome beer, drinkable tabwater
Cons: Breakfast wasn’t so good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super familiar atmosphere. The staff and the owners are super nice and very helpful. Perfect location right at the beach. All of the facilities are very clean and in great shape. We booked two nights and endet up staying for a whole week. Definitely recommend this hostel. Hope to be back soon!
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great and clean apartment, wonderful view, nice staff and perfect surf spots nearby. Quads can be rented at the accommodation too to explore the jungle and other beaches.
5.0 Okay
Cons: It was not very clean and there was significant plugging issues. The shower actually overflowed when I was there and I rarely had hot water.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved that it was on the beach , our room had the best view of the ocean and the islands. Great facilities to use , cool little bar area that also served great meals if you didn’t want to cook
Cons: Nothing it was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the down stairs private room. The view out the front window to the ocean is worth the price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet, surfer vibe. Lovely staff with excellent help on hikes around. Clean comfortable dorm rooms
Cons: Nil Could do with more vegetarian food
Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (94 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Our cozy cool Bed & Breakfast designed in Caribbean flare on the bay is a tranquil space to take in sunsets, admire the marine life, lay your head, have a nice dinner yet still centrally located to everything complete with a corner market close by. The house is painted and decorated in colorful Caribbean flair. Being on the bay with lots of windows allowing the breeze to flow through makes for an enjoyable and truly authentic visit. The house has a comfortable social area as well as a large deck to relax and take it all in. Walk in showers with hot water and rain shower heads. Rent one room or take all three for a group or family.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Angie and Nicholas were the loveliest hosts we've met in Panama. She also provided us with informations about the area and recommended some activities. Angie also spoiled us with great breakfast (scrambled eggs with bacon/yoghurt with fruits, butter, jam, some bread). We were also able to use the well equipped kitchen and even cooked our own dinner at one night while having a nice chat with her husband. It's a bit outside of center but you can always grab a bike (for free) and get there in not even 5 min. If you look out for great vibes and a laid-back atmosphere in Bocas Town, this is the place to be! We felt really comfortable here and would definitely book again if we come back to Panama! Thank you Angie and Nicholas for hosting us and give Rumba a big hug from us xx Kim and Julian
Cons: I have no complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked for 4 nights and expended for nearly 2 weeks. We had such a good time! The rooms are clean and nice and Angie and her husband are really friendly and helpful all the time. And one of the best things is the breakfast...awesome! We highly recommend the Saigon Bed and Breakfast. You will feel like at home.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Yes. The egas were fluffy.The bed was fine.
Cons: I wish it was closer to town.All in all it was good, our host was friendly and very interesting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing: quiet and relaxing. The hosts are superfriendly and ready to help and assist in any matter. They made calls for us, had good information etc. The day we checked out we went snorkeling before we left. A little oasis, a pequeño paraiso it was for us
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly hosts(thanks again for our surfing lesson
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff, Sunset, Breakfast, dogs, availability of bikes
Cons: The water took sometime to get to temperarure.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wauw, we travelled for a month in Costa Rica and Panama. This place was by far the best we stayed at. This beautifull BnB is situated at a small bay on the main island Colon. It is a 5 minute bike ride voor Bocas Town. From the deck you can whitness beautifull sunsets. Angie and Chapo are the hosts. They were wonderfull and extremely nice people. They gave us tips and helped us with everything. They have free bikes and kajaks for the guests to use and a charming cuddly dog named Rumba. We booked three nights at first but decided to stay for a whole week. The breakfast was really nice, the beds and aircon super comfy. Also nice hot water coming from a firm shower. I cannot see another BnB topping this little piece of paradise! When kajaking we saw stingrays, starfish and dolphines. Great place to enjoy Bocas del Toro to the fullest!
Cons: Nothing to think off.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent! The hosts are extremely friendly and give good recommendations. Nice view from behind the house.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly hosts; they’re helpful for any concerns or questions about Bocas. Good breakfast with 2 options. Awesome deck on the bay. Lovely animals
Cons: A little bit far from the main streets (15 min walk) but theres taxis everywhere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The B&B was not located right in the centre of Bocas, hence very calm. It was convenient to go to the centre either by foot or with a bike available for free. The view from the terrace is outstanding ! Perfect breakfast with warm bread, we could change the options every morning. The hosts were very helpful and super nice at all time. There are kayaks available as well to cruise in Saigon Bay and discover the mangroves close by. Also the B&B organises night cruises on a boat in the bay, perfect to enjoy the sunset with a beer, keep time in your schedule to do it :)
Red Frog Beach Island Resort - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.0 Excellent (154 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Isla Bastimentos, Red Frog Beach Island Resort is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Red Frog Beach and Bastimentos National Marine Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Isla Bastimentos? This resort has facilities measuring 4000 square feet (372 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location and some things of the facilities
Cons: The check in was late, we need to wait oustide the Villa at least one hour to get in.The furniture at the Villa #21 was old and not comfortable at all! Not enough furniture in the terrace, only one old sofa, for 8 people!!! The matress, the bedding of all rooms was not the best. One shower without curtain or door, with no hook to hang towels. Not enough towels, only 4 pool towels and a few bath towels. The cleaning staff did not clean the house 2 consecutive days. Too expensive for the service received!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, the rooms, the entire facility, superb food, and great pool and beach access alike.....
Cons: Absolutely nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The villa was very nice, comfortable, and clean. The beaches are clean and there are very few people around, allowing a lot of privacy.
Cons: You cannot snorkel off the beaches at Red Frog, nor anywhere within walking distance. Also, the cocktails at the resort, although delicious in taste, have very little -if any-alcohol.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff were amazing! Super respectful, friendly, and helpful.
Cons: The food at the restaurants is subpar at best- for the cost there should be good food available. Also the little store had rotting fruits and veggies and no selection. For what people pay to stay there, the food selection should be much better. Also the water in the shower was cold - at least lukewarm water would be nice.
7.1 Good
Pros: I did love how remote it felt. You are in the jungle even though in the villa you feel as though you could be in the suburbs in the U.S. The plants, animals (we saw sloths, little opossum animal, stunning birds and much more). Excursions to Bocos for dinner was lovely and we LOVED the zipline or I should say ziplines as there were several. Very professional crew with great equipment. Unless you are very adventurous be careful about the excursion of the cave there needs to be warnings about it that I must have missed. We loved it but tons of walking though mud and water up to neck in cave with bats. Others on our trip were not warned either and did not have right shoes, clothes and after getting all the way to the cave they could not go any further.
Cons: I love how everything slows down once you are here. However, one must get used to it as expectations are not always so clear. The only way to get from your villa to the front desk is a truck -- and they need to come and pick you up. They have some golf carts to rent but to their admission they only have a handful so they were all booked with a long wait list. Most of the time it took 20-30 minutes to be picked up even when they say 10 min. Both dinners we had on the property took an hour to be served. To be fair they even said that was way beyond their normal time so they gave us a free dessert.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really great facilities in the luxury villa,great views loverly pool. Highly recommend for a few chilling days.
Cons: Pool, kitchen, best views
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Located on a gorgeous island. The jungle villas were spacious and lovely with a million dollar view. The main restaurant is very good with friendly staff and in a stunning location. Menu is somewhat limited. Exploring the island on foot or with a golf cart is great fun. You'll see plenty of sloths and some monkeys. We also found a good number of the red frogs. Beaches are pretty with big waves when we were there (December). Check out the hidden away Pollo beach. The whole experience is very much off the grid. There were not a lot of people. A beautiful place to relax.
Cons: Internet was hit or miss. Did work about half the time. Service at the Pointe beach restaurant was horrible and food was neither as described on the menu nor any good. They have a new manager for the two Red Frog property restaurants who just started and it will likely get better. There is another restaurant further down the beach that is affiliated with another property and the food there is quite good. Lastly, apart from the Red Frog property this is an undeveloped island. There is no town, no night life, and only a couple of restaurants. If that is not your thing you may want to reconsider. Going to the small town on the main island with a decent number of restaurants that looked interesting requires that you call a water taxi. The ride takes about 15 minutes. They will charge you $7/person for one way - no group discounts. For our family of four that meant going to town cost $56 round trip. I consider that very pricey. It would be nice if the resort offered their own water taxi service at a reasonable rate.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely, helpful staff. Brilliant wildlife and views.
Cons: Noisy neighbors!!!!! Plus, building works.
7.1 Good
Pros: Villa was great. Staff and food in the Beach club restaurant was great.
Cons: Airco was not working, but got repaired after a while. Same for the circulation pump of the pool. Without the Shuttle service the way to the beach is quite far.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing

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Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.1 Excellent (257 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel places you in the heart of Bocas del Toro, within a 10-minute drive of Bocas Marina and Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff. It is actually a divers paradise, you have a boat and an airplane wreck literally at the spot of the hotel. Room was very good , betñd superconfortable. Location in the quiets area of the city. Private access by boat to the hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was good as it is central but not in the noisy hub of Bocas Town. I love that they had free bikes to use...but only 2. My room was super quiet and with a nice view of the bay. Great shower and very comfy bed. TV and AC were great! AND If you are a diver / snorkeler you are right there at the dive shop / dive boat! Unfortunately, the diving is not as good as I had hoped it would be...but that is not their fault. Over fishing and climate change is the culprit!
Cons: My biggest grip is check out is WAY early! 10 am!! I have never had that before......11 or 12 is standard. Also the bathroom is a bit small. It would also be nice if they included breakfast for what I paid.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice, good size clean rooms. Excellent service at the bar/Restaurant
9.6 Excellent
Pros: great position
Cons: breakfast to be improved
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Away from the noise at night but still close to everything. Great location friendly staff!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Despite the restaurant being poor on the first day, the buffet breakfast in the morning was amazing. There was lots of different food available including an omelette bar. The room was very comfortable and clean, with really good aircon and hot water in the shower. The toiletries in the bathroom were a lovely touch. We had a balcony with a sea view and the chairs on the balcony were very comfortable. The hotel and rooms are designed in modern and stylish way. Check in was at 4pm but we were able to check in earlier at 1pm. A guy helps you carry your bags up and a woman comes in with fresh cold water. Check out is at 10am but we were able to leave our bags and chill by the sea until it was time to leave on the boat. There was free coffee and tea available through the day. We were also able to rent paddle boards for free which was really fun. Kayaks were available but we didn't use these. We also did the free snorkel tour. We went out on the diving boat. This was really fun and we got to snorkel on some nice reef. Fruit, water, coffee and towels were provided on the boat and then we were able to have a hot shower afterwards which I felt was great for a free trip! Also, there is an aeroplane wreck right by the hotel which I think you can dive. I snorkeled down to look at it and it was pretty cool.
Cons: I think the restaurant let the place down. There was construction work going on around the bar area through the day, which was fair enough as it was quiet, but they left debris all over the floor which I then stood on, they should have cleaned it up rather than leave it all over the floor. Then in the evening we were eating in the restaurant and they started the noisy construction work again even though it was 8pm. It destroyed the atmosphere. When we went to bed the noise was still going on at 10pm. I had to get out of bed to go downstairs and complain as the construction noise was right under our room and didn't stop until 10:30pm. The room was shaking from it. I am completely shocked that any hotel thinks that this is acceptable, never mind a dive hotel where people will surely be up early?! In the restaurant they forgot our drinks, my boyfriend had to go and ask again, they eventually brought mine out but his never came. $14 for a veggie burger would have been okay if it was amazing but it was very average. After leaving the hotel to go for a walk after eating, we noticed there was a sign saying that it was happy hour and 2 for 1 cocktails. Why were we not offered this deal with our meal? We should have been told when we ordered our drinks. Because it is only advertised outside the hotel it means anyone staying in the hotel doesn't know it is happy hour. This is very misleading.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked everything. The room was really nice, very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was not so big, but it was always very clean. The staff was very friendly, all the time. I was also provided a room with very nice views of both the see front and the city.
Cons: Nothing in particular.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Diving was great and you get a discount if staying here.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great to be right next to the dive shop. Location was good, right at the end of the main street. We had absolutely no noise complaints. Shower was the best we've had in Panama.
Cons: Breakfast was very expensive. We only had breakfast there once and afterwards decided to look at other options in town. Dinner was good though.
Hotel Palma Royale - Bocas del Toro - Building
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8.5 Excellent (216 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Palma Royale in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the beach, just a 2-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Shower Room and beds were great And the location was great too
Cons: Breakfast can be improved a lot specially when we pay top price to stay there. They charge $2 extra for a juice that is not natural.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nos trataron muy bien. Totalmente recomendado. La habitación con balcón y cocina es lo mejor de lo mejor.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautifully maintained and the staff provided wonderful service. Very helpful with laundry, tour booking and other suggestions. And the included continental breakfast had a good variety.
Cons: The hotel restaurant was out of several items (waiting for delivery). And the occasional large truck waiting for the ferry in front of the hotel was fairly loud.
7.5 Good
Pros: It was a convenient location, clean and comfortable!
Cons: The AC did not work in our room, the staff was accommodating and changed our room-but they just gave us a key, which I had to go down and get. No one offered to help us move our stuff and no one apologized or came to check on us when we complained or after the move
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel location, client oriented personal, cleanness, comfortable beds.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing the service and room was incredible
Cons: The tap was too strong, was difficult to open it without getting all wet
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and comfortable
Cons: Shower curtain fell every day
7.1 Good
Pros: The room was nice, clean and spacious. The AC worked well and the location wasn't too loud.
Cons: The included breakfast was OK but left a little to be desired. This is a no frills hotel, which is fine but value could have been a little better for the price.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location is good. It is on the mainstreet and it is close to the port of the watertaxi (around 5-10 minutes walk). Next door is a small shop where you can by some simple food like snacks and drinks.
Cons: The floor in the room was not clean :-( The checked at 14.oo pm (earliest) in is very inconvenient because usually everybody arrive to the island in the morning by water taxi form the mainland. I would expected little bit more flexible service, especially if the people check out at 9 latest. People usually leave the island with the water taxi that arrived with the newcomers.
7.1 Good
Pros: The location is excellent, right on the main street. The top floor two bedroom apartment was real home away from home and had very spacious sitting area as well as great terrace with sea view.
Cons: The hotel does not look like a 4 star hotel at all, but considering the other properties it is OK. We had constant problems with water leakage from the air condition in the sitting area, and strong smell at the same time of the day in the toilets. The breakfast consists of scrambled eggs in several variants, every day of the week.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very good hotel, good quality price relation. The hotel room is cofy and very clean, really good location, in the main street of the island. Good breakfast
Cons: They gave us room 101 it is just side to side with the kitchen. Please just accept this room if you are trilled to listen to the cook signing at 7am, good singer anyway
Hotel Bocas Town - Bocas del Toro - Building
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8.4 Excellent (312 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Hotel Bocas Town places you in the heart of Bocas del Toro, within a 5-minute walk of Bocas Butterfly Garden and Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, included breakfast, nice outdoor bar on the water
Cons: Should have opted for the water front room
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is 10/10, the bed was more comfortable than expected, everything is super clean, new air conditioning, tv and cable. This is great value for money.
Cons: A black-out roller shade would make the room perfect. The toilet does a strong sound when you flush, it is just the pump but it’s a little surprising the first time.
7.9 Good
Pros: Excellent location Wonderful bed View from the bar Fast check in and out Cleanness
Cons: No chair and fridge in the room
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The bar , special dedicace to Cecilio the barman and Omar the chef
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very beautifully renovated with carribean flair
Cons: during the night a bit noisy as there is los music playing in the streets - this is to the fault of the hotel but of its good and central position
7.9 Good
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Panamanian breakfast was not available. I had to eat breakfast somewhere else and pay for it every morning.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Entire staff is outstanding!
Cons: City view room was a little noisy at night as the restaurants and bars in the area cranked up the music. All quiet by 11pm.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Hotel centrally located and rooms to the sea-side have wonderful views
Cons: Staff could be more friendly and rooms are also quite noisy as you can hear the music from nearby bars and clubs playing until 4 am.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: In general everything was nice, couldn't agree with previous comments, thatt it was loud, TV was not working, WIFI was not working. Everything was working, everything was well. And most important no mosquito encountered! Great location!
Cons: I would suggest to put a person in reception who would understand at least a little English.
Hotel Posada Los Delfines - Bocas del Toro - Building
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8.3 Excellent (163 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Posada Los Delfines in Bocas del Toro, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Bocas Butterfly Garden and 5 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is in a quiet neighbour...very close to the others hotels. Rental bike and shops are opposite the hotel. Personel very friendly:-)
Cons: Maybe the air conditioning system too noisy but we can t have all :-)
7.9 Good
Pros: On a quiet street away from the center if you would like a good night's rest
Cons: Included breakfast could be a little better
7.9 Good
Pros: - very friendly owner from Barcelona - a pizza restaurant on the first floor, recomendable! - nice big balkoneys
Cons: - the internet signal was unsufficient in my room on the second floor (this was solved the next day though) - intermittent connection loss of wifi - breakfast was the same every morning
7.1 Good
Pros: Carlos was very friendly and the location was central
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was perfect not too close but not too far from main strip. We had our own balcony and the owner was a fantastic host who catered to our every needs. Hotel was basic but clean and suitable for our needs!
7.1 Good
Pros: Both the owner and the staff were very kind and efficient. The beds were firm. There was warm water in the bathroom and its appliances were modern.
Cons: Breakfast could have been better, as well as rooms, too spartan for the price. Location was not so good, quite far away from restaurants and close to a noisy road. Air conditioner was very noisy. Television did not work.
7.9 Good
Pros: The gentleman working at the reception and serving breakfast was extremely friendly. All the other staff I encountered were friendly and polite too. The room was comfortable and clean, and there was hot water in the shower. Nice having a balcony to sit outside. Breakfast was basic - toast with butter/jam, coffee, and juice - but it was fine for me as I hadn't expected breakfast to be included in the price anyway.
Cons: The air conditioning unit in my room was noisy, and there is some noise from the road too. The wifi only works in the reception area (where it works well) but not in the rooms.
7.5 Good
Cons: Very bad wi-fi.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. The manager gave good tips and recommendations and was very forthcoming. While tap water is not potable, we got a complimentary bottle. Again, single-use plastic, but under the circumstances there aren't many other options on the island. Perhaps it would be a good idea to put up a water station (those large, 5-gallon water dispensers) so guests can refill their bottles?
Cons: No safe in the room, if you have valuables ask at the reception if they have a safe place to keep them. "Breakfast included" is a bit misleading - you do get a serving of toast with butter and jam those little individual portions packed in plastic - not a top choice if you want to avoid plastic waste), tea (decent selection) or coffee and a glass of juice. However, eggs cost an additional $2.50, which is close to other full breakfasts we saw around town. You can have them scrambled, fried, as an omelette, with ham and/or cheese. We had vegetarian omelette. Taste, portion size and service was good though.
7.5 Good
Pros: Polite staff, strong shower with hot water, quiet location walking distance to town, decent price
Cons: Very small room, thin mattress, empty shampoo container and used napkins on room