We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hotel Sol y Mar

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel Sol y Mar
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 129: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent breakfast with fresh fruit and omelette cooked right on the spot. Awesome pool area where you can enjoy the view of the ocean. Powerful a/c in room. Hammoks and longchairs. Shops and restaurants are at a walkable distance. Staff is nice and very helpful even for the excursions. WiFi never actually worked. The closest beach is a good 5...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LilacLMNT
Rothesay, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I visited this hotel for a quick 2 day diving trip. It was recommended by the dive operator. After checking it out on T/A we thought, great let's go ahead. Was easy to find on way into Santa Catalina. Arrived and had to go looking for someone to check us in. This involved climbing about 200' up...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scubanorm
London, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at this great hotel. The view was spectacular. You could see the sunset and also the sunrise. The rooms were clean and very spacious!! We also had our laundry done here. We spent the day snorkeling in Coiba and the hotel was the perfect place to relax for the evening, have swim and a few shots...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Connie W
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we got to the hotel we were a bit hesitant as the bottom buildings arent much to look at, but we were pleasantly surprised when we went up the stairs!The rooms are beautiful and newly renovated and the pool at the very top is a perfect way to end the day. The beach in Santa Catalina isnt amazing, so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PharmSuki
calgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have been to Santa Catalina a few times now but this was our first stay at Sol y Mar. In my opinion, this is the best place to stay in the area. The views are incredible, the pool is great and the breakfasts are delicious. If you want to be surfing all the time then you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank diandmonz
Chicago
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Don't expect a 5-star hotel, but rooms are clean, there is AC and a swimming pool. The view from the restaurant is great (after climbing the 110 stairs). It is a bit outside of town and therefore quiet.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laurent L
Zwammerdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you consider scuba diving or snorkling in Panama you should go to Santa Catalina and stay in this amazing hotel on a hill with sea view and nice sub tropical garden. Go diving or snorkling near isla Coiba is awesome. Day to day management of the hotel is in the hands of Andrea who is very helpfull. Moreover this...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Evert50
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 October 2016

There are not many options for Santa Catalina, this Hotel has great location, clean, spacious rooms, good pool with great views. Perfect place if you are going to Coiba for diving or any adventure in the islands.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tico100
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We loved our 3 nights at Sol Y Mar. Located in the little beachside town of Santa Catalina, a 2-3 hours from the nearest large town, Sol Y Mar provided comforts and service not usually experienced this far from the major cities of Panama. Luis has created a beautiful hotel that blends with the tranquility of the environment and captures...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PanaTravelRoo
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times already; I am a tourguide and take groups on tours across the country. The rooms are very nice, the beds are sturdy and have lots of pillows! Breakfast includes fruit, grain and protein, coffee, juice.. Spectacular views from restaurant, pool, rooms and all around as it is located on a hill....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gonxo

112 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (94)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (19)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Catalina
0.7 mi away
Hotel Santa Catalina Panama
Hotel Santa Catalina Panama
#1 of 3 in Santa Catalina
378 reviews
0.7 mi away
Cabanas Time Out
Cabanas Time Out
#2 of 3 in Santa Catalina
176 reviews
0.6 mi away
Santa Catalina Inn
Santa Catalina Inn
#3 of 3 in Santa Catalina
36 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.7 mi away
Hotel Hibiscus Garden
Hotel Hibiscus Garden
#1 of 1 in Lagartero
191 reviews
0.7 mi away
Deseo Bamboo Panama  EcoLodge-Bungalows
Deseo Bamboo Panama EcoLodge-Bu...
#1 of 23 in Santa Catalina
100 reviews
0.5 mi away
Coibahouse
Coibahouse
#1 of 8 in Santa Catalina
65 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: £62 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sol y Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Sol y Mar reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sol y Mar Hotel Santa Catalina
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Sol y Mar staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Request a room on the lower tier of this hotel if you don't care to walk up stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PanaTravelRoo, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For couples the King room in the villa has a wonderful view.”
  • From the deck in front of our room
 of 5 bubbles dpassena, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 & 6 for veranda views, and also hammocks on veranda!”
 of 5 bubbles 579MartinW579, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for Room 7....laying in bed looking through french doors out to the water is worth it so very much worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles allanmQ7052EM, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Great access to the Surf and Dive Sites. Very safe, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles marcg523, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
5 of 5