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Villa Sevilla - Bocas del Toro - Pool
1
9.7 Excellent (189 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
2
9.8 Excellent (94 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.
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: All meals were outstanding. Fabienne and Benoit went out of their way to accommodate you and make you feel comfortable and at home.
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!
Barrbra Bnb Over The Sea - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (328 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. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location over the water. The house decoration and space. The owner Marco is fantastic. So warm and welcoming, it feels like you have been friends forever. We loved this place. Every detail is taken care of perfectly.
Cons: I loved everything.
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: We absolutely loved the home-like athmosphere that Marco, his two friendly dogs, friends and everybody else have created. There are several options for breakfast and you can't miss here as they all look and taste amazing. Not to mention the fantastic patio overlooking the bay where you can relax and do nothing or wait for your water taxi to take you to one of the tours that Marco can organize. I could go on and on.. :-) Our single problem was actually leaving the place, thank you Marco!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Marco and his staff were Amazing, awesome experience very chill place on the water were you. Get to swim of the deck or just chill in your hamack or swing and see fish,stingrays and much more plus he offers beer or wine or coffee for cheap, great breakfast, nice kitchen as I will b back and I also enjoyed taking a kayak that Marco set up for $5 a hour was Great.
Cons: That I had to leave.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Would recommend this place to everyone, we could not fault this property at all! The property is stunning, Marco and his team were always really friendly and helpful, and the facilities were brilliant and always clean. Marco helped us plan our day drips around Bocas Del Toro and arranged the shuttle for us when we, sadly, had to leave. You didn’t have to travel very far though to find a great spot for snorkelling! Thank you again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Marco is an amazing host, always showing interest and concern about the guests well being. The breakfast is amazing and there is a good vibe all around. We consumed our own alcohol and he even provided us with all the tools like a blender to make Pina coladas, even though he offered them at the bar for $! The rooms are small but since we were not planning on spending much time there, we were happy with that. Laying in the hammocks and watching the sunrise and sunset was the highlight. The Bathrooms are clean and the overall concept is very well thought through and organized. Outside Kitchen, Bookshelf, Guided Tours, bikes, kayaks, snorkels for rent at reasonable prices. It's easy to see that Marco is a professional. Thank you
Cons: Nothing, the place was exactly what we expected. It's not a 5 Star Resort, but we got what we paid for and more
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!
Turtle Beach House - Bocas del Toro - Pool
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9.7 Excellent (116 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: 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: 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
5
9.9 Excellent (56 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 ❤️
La Loma Jungle Lodge - Isla Bastimentos
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9.9 Excellent (54 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at La Loma Jungle Lodge in Isla Bastimentos, you'll be close to Bastimentos National Marine Park and Red Frog Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality is second to none and the best we experienced on our travels through Central America. From exceptional local cuisine to expert personal guides through the jungle to the morning coffee and hot chocolate on your doorstep at 7am, the attention to detail at La Loma is exceptional. All of the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly - they are passionate about what they do and hugely knowledgeable about the island and its ecosystem. A particularly special thank you to Zabrina and Ariel for making us feel part of the family during our stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The most amazing place which I got to stay at during my world travel!! The staff is incredible and super knowledgeable about the local fauna and flora. The Zapatilla tour there was a dream! The sizing with only four cabins makes the place even more special! I really hope to return to this paradise one day.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: We liked everything. But this lodge is for the openminded. It is one of the most amazing places these seasoned travelers have ever stayed. Ariel and Mr Kelly and all the staff will make you feel at home. .
8.8 Excellent
Pros: you are defenitly on the right place if you love to see the jungle and the nature
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Simply the best travel experience I've had. The location is wonderfully secluded and peaceful, the staff are welcoming and friendly, and the food is just amazing. A truly unique and special place to visit. Thanks!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly and welcoming. I liked the very relaxed, friendly, and natural atmosphere.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Hospitality at it's finest, fantastic views with even better knowledge of the community and farm.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything, from room (you're in the jungle!) to meals to activities, everything was perfect.
Cons: Price was high but well deserved. Sometimes there was no hot water for shower, but it doesn't matter when you count the pros.
The Hummingbird - Bocas del Toro - Outdoors view
7
9.7 Excellent (93 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.
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 !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing breakfast, food and location. Lovely place and the owners are very kind. We'll definitely come back.
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!
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
8
9.8 Excellent (67 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.
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: The room was beautiful in an charming Caribbean colonial house with a great view into the tropical garden with large windows that open and a magnificent large terrace to enjoy the numerous hummingbirds. The apartment was done to a high standard and the owner of the property was super nice and friendly. I visit Bocas fairly regularly and stay in hotels and thought I'd try this type of property and I wasn't disappointed. It is an apartment property (not a hotel) so there is no reception desk for example, but it more than makes up for it in charm and style. The owner was extremely welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive. This is a real gem in a fantastic location... close to everything, but it is also very quiet, tucked away from the chaos of central Bocas. If you want to explore Bocas and feel like a local, this quintessential apartment is perfect.
Cons: Absolutely nothing not to like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you, Felicitas for a great time in Bocas and your fantastic apartment! From the beginning, I felt „like home“. The apartment is very cozy and super clean, all is set up with lovely attention to detail. The most comfortable bed ever! Perfect coffee and tea making facility in the room including great tea & coffee, sugar & milk, as well as an in-room fridge and an in-room safe. Everything is so well thought through- I love it! The common kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! The owner, Felicitas, is very friendly and sympathetic and she gave me lots of helpful information. I loved to ride my bike to the beaches! Thank you again!
Cons: Everything is super!
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!
Maroa Beach House - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.6 Excellent (137 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 :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host and the pets! The give the energy to the house and make you feel like you are home. They have the sweetest dog and cat
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!
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: We enjoyed our stay at Maroa Beach house very much. The location is central and we liked the house a lot. Our hosts were very friendly, gave us some helpful advice and made an amazing breakfast. We highly recommend you to go there and enjoy some relaxed days on the island Colón.
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.
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
Hostal Hansi - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.4 Excellent (915 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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner was a very welcoming and helpful host. The kitchen was clean and comfy. Centrally located, close to the water taxis, restaurants & bars, plaza, colectivo stop to go to the beaches on isla Colon, supermarkets etc.
Cons: You have to use ear plugs if you want to sleep at all, as it is close to all the bars and street noise. My room had a cigarette smell and I found some mouse poo in the bathroom in the morning, but I guess that’s not something the owner can do much about.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind staff Well equipped kitchen very clean superb location
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in a private room. Was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were extremely nice. Kitchen was good and packed with utensils to use and staples. Can’t fault this place. And location was really good too!!
Cons: Nothing!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff have a really good customer service. The place itself was close to everything. It was a nice experience.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: -Friendly staff -Sparkling clean -Well equipped kitchen - perfect location (close to many bars, restaurants, supermarkets and the ferry) - spacious room - quick laundry service Highly recommended!!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, spacious rooms, centrally located
Cons: No soap in bathrooms
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean room in the middle of the center for a good price. Lovely nice and helpful lady at the reception.
Cons: The room became really really hot as soon as the sun came up in the morning. Make sure you bring sufficient drinking water otherwise you’ll start the day with a headache.
Los Secretos Guest House - Isla Bastimentos - Building
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9.5 Excellent (148 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Los Secretos Guest House in Isla Bastimentos, you'll be near the beach and close to Bastimentos National Marine Park and Red Frog Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Incredible place in incredible location. Stunning view from all the locations in the house. Huge veranda/ common area gives you a taste of the tropical living. Fantastic food.
Cons: Cash only makes it complicated. In addition to the room, you have to pay all your food in cash. Long boat ride to a store or an ATM.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The lodge is in the middle of nature, with sloths around the lodge and snorkling among mangroves. The hosts are great and provide excellent breakfast and dinners. I very much enjoyed the common dinners with all guests and the nice common area.
Cons: Nature has its downsides: I had a bat in my room and only noticed later after the sandfly bites had gone that I was most likely bitten by it. My health insurance strongly recommended that I should get a booster for my rabies vaccination as soon as possible (which I did, but it was not so easy in Panama). This would not keep me from staying there again and is not the fault of the hotel, but I am mentioning it here to make you aware.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing stay at Los Secretos, very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of activities to do during the day. Can walk through there amazing garden (more like a rain forest walk!) Kayaks and SUP boards are provided for free use and can snorkel off their small dock. Views are great and can regularly spot dolphins in the water. The couple who run the place are fantastic people and great cooks! All the meals we had there were top quality! Rooms were very comfortable and also great views from our room over looking the water. Was our favourites place to stay during our trip to Panama/Costa Rica! If we are back in bocas del toro will definitely be staying here and can highly recommend to anyone!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The locatie is amazing. Xavier and dorothee and there little one are very nice hosts. They prepare very nice mails and make you feel at home. We could use the kayak, peddle boards and snorkling equipment. Rooms are clean en very comfort. Towels for shower are perfect.
Cons: Price of the meals are quite high.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing food and hospitality
9.2 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The atmosphere was super chill and stress free. We slept in a little too late one of the mornings (past breakfast time) and Xavier was extra accommodating and still whipped up a delicious breakfast for us. We also enjoyed the tandem kayak at no extra charge. The view at sunset was also breathtaking.
Cons: No a/c but the room did include a fan.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: As soon as you step on the dock of Los Secretos you feel welcomed. The host family with all their dogs and cats makes you feel like home. Really good cooking althrough breakfast, lunch and dinner, with all meals enjoyed together with the hosts and the other guests. The view is breathtaking and the garden and grounds offers many activities det such as SUP, swimming in the pool and table tennis. We loved it here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location, the room, the food (I was lucky to have lobster on my last day), the ambiance and for sure Xavier, his family and all the rest of the crew (pets included) that will make you feel like at home during all your stay.
Cons: I just booked for 2 nights and I should have booked for at least 1 month. It was more than hard to leave.
Bluff Beach Retreat - Bocas del Toro - Pool
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9.5 Excellent (131 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: We absolutely loved this Retreat. We booked a superior queen room And it was so beautiful and large with its own balcony area overlooking the jungle trees. We were so Impressed with it being totally off grid and solar powered and yet it had all modern facilities. The propert doesn’t have air conditioning because the design of the property had these beautiful shutters on all of the rooms so the ocean breeze can flow freely when it is open, the fans work great too. The main building where we stayed had a beautiful big kitchen to cook. the facilities were incredible, we used the free bikes and the pool pretty much everyday, and lazed around on the double hammocks they had on the balcony listening to the ocean waves crashing on the beach. Milka one of the staff members was an excellent chef! And a lovely person. She.taught me how to make holjadras (a Panamanian bread) on our last morning. Karen and Steve the mangers were so lovely and warm, genuine people. We will be raving about this place to our friends <3 Thank you for having us!
Cons: The road to bluff beach had been damaged by previous storms so it was a bumpy ride but that has nothing to do with the hotel itself. It does make you feel more off the beaten track which isn’t a bad thing!
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
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: Since the begining the staff made us feel like home. Very friendly. Rooms are clean, location is excelent to enjoy the beach!!! Totally recommend it!
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: This place is a gem! A luscious tropical retreat tucked away in a gorgeous garden paradise. The perfect place to completely unwind and enjoy nature’s gifts. Ron, Karen, Steve, and staff are lovely and generous serving delicious breakfast and helpful Bocas tips. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
Carmen's place - Isla Bastimentos - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (210 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Carmen's Place in Isla Bastimentos, you'll be 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Red Frog Beach and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Most enjoyable time ever no matter the weather. Come rain or shine one would always have a great time. Super people with a superb passion for the hospitality industry. No request is too much effort for Carmen and Marcel . From breakfast time to coconut time and then some more and more! If you want rest or/and fun Carmen's Place in Panama is just perfect! This is where guests become family! Love always Super Sloth and Lenesia Fensham
Cons: The fact that we needed to leave..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was such a great experience! The place is amazing and Carmen & Marcel are lovely hosts. Also, Carmen is a great cook! I hope, I can come back here one day:)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place in the Jungle of Bastimentos. Delicious Breakfast and, if you order (do it!), delicious dinner with Carmen and Marcel and everyone who stays. Carmen and her Team (including the two dogs) are always very nice and helpful. The jungle cabin includes Monkeys / Birds or whatever on the roof. And Ocean view from the bed. So: thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Carmen's is like staying with old friends who live in a great place!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was outstanding - the same everyday, but didn't matter - so healthy and wonderful. Carmen, Marcel, and Delmira are just fabulous people!
Cons: Napkins at meals. Solar power may not support this...but a ceiling fan would help comfort immensely! Also, most accommodations provide shampoo and more towels. I was in the Treehouse - loved the view and was treated to an up-close view of a sloth wandering numerous nearby trees! Great bonus!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Carmen and her husband Marcel have created their own piece of paradise. Their love for the place and for their guests makes this a wonderful and very special place to stay. One of a kind.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Carmen and Marcel made us feel like home, they were really helpful and made sure we have everything we need. We had excellent dinner made by Carmen. The breakfast was also something special. The place itself is really beautiful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I honestly don’t think I can put into words just how wonderful Carmen and Marcel were during our stay! My boyfriend was poorly soon after we arrived and they encouraged us to stay until he was better. Carmen was so kind during this time - she made us chicken soup, hot water with honey and lemon, and even took us to the doctor so that my boyfriend could get antibiotics! Anyone who has been unwell abroad knows how scary it can be, and we are just so grateful that Carmen and Marcel were so generous and compassionate. Thank you so much for going truly above and beyond for us: we will never forget it. Aside from this, Carmen’s place is beautifully located on the shore of Bastimentos and we had breakfast on the dock every day. The water is clear and you can see the fish (and stingrays!) swimming about. One day, I even went for a swim off the dock. The accommodation was spotless and perfect for our needs. We were up in the treehouse and enjoyed hearing the monkeys clambering on the roof at night, the view of the sea from the window and the hammocks on the balcony. Carmen’s place is right next to a jungle walk where you can wander about trying to spot animals such as sloths, caiman, monkeys, and iguanas. I really enjoyed exploring there! Carmen also makes fabulous dinners - such a brilliant spread and we ate until we were stuffed. We really enjoyed getting to know Carmen and Marcel. They are lovely, interesting, funny people. On our first day there (before my boyfriend got sick) we went on a tour with Carmen’s friends to see sloth island, had a picnic on Zapatilla island (great snorkelling), watched dolphins playing, and walked around a big bundle of starfish. One of the best days of our trip. If you get a chance to stay here please, please do. I would love to come back one day! Thank you so much, Carmen and Marcel!
6.3 Good
Pros: Nicely located on the water and Carmen and Marcel are really warm and friendly people. It was great having breakfast on the dock in the morning as well. There is a kayak and a SUP board that you can take out.
Cons: There are a few things for improvements: - Rooms do not have fans, which makes it really hot and not pleasant to sleep in. A ceiling fan would make it much better. - The light in the room is really sterile. A warmer kind of LED would make it more cosy - When the weather is bad there really is nowhere to sit or relax outside. The hammocks and beach chairs are out in the open. In almost any other accommodation where we stayed in Panama hammocks were under a roof so you could still enjoy them. That might be a suggestion for here too. - Sometimes the owners are a bit too intense and keep talking and talking. I think they should realise more that people are on a vacation and are not always interested in hearing every story - Little treats like shampoo in the bathroom would be nice. We paid just a little more in another hotel on Solarte but there was much more little amenities like that
Stay Bocas - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (385 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: Everything!
Cons: /
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice, clean and very convenient for the airport and the island.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: It was a nice location. You can walk from the little airport, it is just 2 minutes straight ahead from the airport door. Arriving or leaving of the little airplans dont disturb. The room is modern and nice. Look the pic of the room, it is exactly what you get. There is a nice bed and only one meter around the bed in every direction. For me it was a small.
Cons: The breakfast was disappointing. Only fruits and coffee. No bread, butter, cheese, marmelade and no eggs (and I was also asking for it). I think, bread and a toaster would not be asked too much. The "breakfast" and the small room together make the hotel a bit expensive.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This is probably the cleanest place I have stayed at in Latin America. It was absolutely spotless, with minimalist design you don't typically see. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating, helped with recommendations and was very responsive.
Cons: This hotel is right across the street from the airport. I think this should be disclosed when you are booking. The planes and helicopters take off every half hour and are very loud. Additionally, the window of my room opened onto a families backyard so it was very noisy unfortunately.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, friendly staff, affordable
Cons: Small windows.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff. Clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jorge and Raul are the best hosts in all Bocas town, they feel you like in home and give us good tips about Bocas. The cleanlinness is outstanding and the place is very cozy!!
Cons: The breakfast could include eggs
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.
Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.1 Excellent (262 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).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property location is perfect, because it provides a wonderful view to water taxi activity going from island to island. Location also gives you a beautiful view of skyline weather if it’s sunny, rainy or overcast. Great location.
Cons: Very happy everything. This was 2nd visit to property and will continue to visit while in Bocas.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well located, exceptionally clean and very friendly staff. Food was excellent and the staff went out of their way to makes us feel welcome. The rooms were spacious and well equipped. The bathrooms were very modern and also very spacious. Free courtesy airport shuttle to and from the hotel was a bonus. I would not stay elsewhere else in Bocas!
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice, good size clean rooms. Excellent service at the bar/Restaurant
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice seaview from the room. Perfect location for us, because we are scubadivers, and we only had to go down the stairs from the hotelroom, and we are down in Bocas Divecenter and the diveboat. Nice restaurant Down under the hotel. The ferry and watertaxi to mainland is in walkingdistance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything in one location
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This is a nice hotel, especially for divers, who can leave right from the dock out back. The staff was nice, especially at the restaurant. The food at the restaurant was really good! One of the best meals I had in Panama.
Cons: The hotel room is very stark / bland, and it's the noisiest hotel I've ever stayed in. The walls and floors are paper thin so we were bothered by staff working, the washing machine operating all night, and our neighbors. We could literally have a conversation with the people in the room next door through the wall. There were children running up and down the hallways and screaming starting at 7am, not good for sleep.
Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (97 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
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A lovely furnished family-run guesthouse dreamlike situated right on the banks of Saigon Bay (likely the most beautiful sunsets across Bocas!) and for budget-conscious backpackers definitely the best place to stay at in Bocas del Toro. Though no luxury, the rooms are very clean, the terrace is fabulous and - as a plus - bikes (best way to move in Bocas) and kayaks (!) are available. The hosts (a gentle and warm-hearted couple) are most caring and Angie is an excellent cook (the breakfast is delicious). Our stay was a great experience and we felt very sad when parting!
Cons: None
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 :)
Tropical Suites Hotel - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.0 Excellent (576 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: Bed was excellent and the view was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was extremely comfortable and the room and bathroom were both very spacious. The location was excellent and the views from the bedroom were really special.
Cons: Breakfast is served in another location but was still good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The girl from the reception was amazing. She helped us a lot and managed all the tours for us !!! And guys you need to see the manatis !! It is 1 1/2 hour away but it’s amazing !!
Cons: Nothing
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
Skully's House - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.1 Excellent (117 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: Although I travel a lot, I don't often write reviews anymore. But for Skully's I feel I should, since this is a really wonderful place. People at the hostel are really committed, warm and welcoming. Every guest I met there, including myself, extended their stay. I can really recommend it to anyone who appreciates a good atmosphere and nice people.
Cons: Yes, the place is not central but actually there's a daily shuttle to Bocas and you get back easily for only 2-3$.
6.3 Good
Pros: The room was pretty clean, although one of the beds was not prepared upon our arrival. Room has all the amenities needed for a short stay.
Cons: Front desk staff have not clue what is going on in the surroundings. We asked if the restaurant was open on Monday, they say yes and then we asked again and the same guy told us that was closed. Therefore, we lost our time waiting for nothing. Pool should be cleaned better, it looks gorgeous on the pictures but in reality is dirty. Payment: I understand that is a hostel, but the hostel is in Panama, so it will be good to have other methods of payment other than PayPal for reservations, at the end you are in Panama and Panamenians also travel to Bocas. Staff over the phone is pretty rude!
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.
9.2 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!
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: The location was amazing, outside of the hectic city centre. It's has a private beach, amazing pool, the best chilling areas with matrasses on the beach, hammocks, pool, pétanque, ping-pong , 2 amazing kitchens, a nice and very good restaurant & bar area. You can see monkeys in the tree behind you and beautiful Bluff beach is close by. The hostel is very clean and super cozy. I ended up staying a whole week instead of 3 nights. I felt right at home. Big thanks to the amazing cleaning lady, receptionists Ludo & Jose, owner Steve and his wife for the great service! One thing I must say is the Argentinian guy was not friendly or helpful. Everything else was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: FB place with a pirate theme. Being developed into a really nice lace. I stayed in the funky dorm. Good security and comfort. Right on the beach for cooling off with lots of comfy chairs, beds and hammocks. $2 to town by bus by bus but there’s often a free ride in. I went for 2 nights, stayed for four and defo would go back... Brilliant.
Cons: No downers. All good....
Bambuda Lodge - Hostel - Isla Solarte - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,209 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bambuda Lodge - Hostel in Isla Solarte, you'll be on the waterfront and 10 minutes by car from Bocas Butterfly Garden. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all, that's a top place to stay. I could compliment it for hours. Simply everything was perfect. Great location, delicious food, friendly stuff, etc. They even have drinking water for free, reasonable prices. You can go for jungle trail for hiking experience, red frogs are there. Sliding on this awesome slide into the sea, kayaking or just chill. There are water taxi for free two times a day to Bocas
Cons: Maybe dinners could be a little bit cheaper. Still reasonable prices.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Great vibes, amazing location, they take care of every detail!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The atmosphere, the staff members, the food. Truly the best experience
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all, Bambuda Lodge is a real sight for sore eyes. It’s perfectly placed right by the shore, surrounded by lush trees and plants. The swimming pool is amazing, the food is to die for and the beds are comfy. But most of all: the staff is absolutely perfect. Everyone is super nice and tries their best to make your stay nothing less than perfect. Also loved the family dinners, great way to meet other solo travelers! Planned on staying here for 3 nights, ended up staying a little over 2 weeks. Would definitely come back!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views, the rooms, and the FOOD!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the best hostel ever for real.Food was excellent every time.Beautiful location in the middle of jungle.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Privacy, concept, atmosphere and food were perfect.
Cons: Bathrooms could improve cleaningness. Nothing terrible but it's an opportunity. Mosquito control in the room may also be an opportunity.
Red Frog Beach Island Resort - Bocas del Toro - Building
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9.0 Excellent (161 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).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great beaches, amazing wildlife, decent food. The villas are fantastic.
Cons: I wish there were more restaurants on the island. Taking a water taxi everywhere can be pricey with multiple people. We went for dinner at Bibi’s. Not only was the food terrible, it cost us $60 just for the water taxi. The restaurants on Red Frog are the best, just wish there were more of them. Would also love the option to rent a golf cart with a villa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Not one thing!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The villa was beautiful . We reserved a one bedroom and they upgraded us to a 3 bedroom! It had a pool with stunning views of the ocean , washer dryer , fully stocked appliances for the kitchen , cleaning service daily. I loved the monkeys , parrots , red frogs
Cons: There isn't a grocery or place to buy snacks , meals , drinks , etc. We had to take the boat shuttle back into Bocas to buy meals . The restaurants are a bit pricy. The resort is really individual villas and other accommodations. Renting a golf cart is a must !
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: Lovely, helpful staff. Brilliant wildlife and views.
Cons: Noisy neighbors!!!!! Plus, building works.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing