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Popa Paradise Beach Resort

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

I understand that Popa is a rustic, island retreat but our casita was really subpar. This is not a four star hotel room by any means. We stayed at three, four, and five star hotels all over Panama, and this was by far the worst....More

9  Thank RichardBlakeley
Response from Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach ResortResponded 24 February 2015

HI Richard, please refer to your wifes post under TERRIBLE titled: Dissappointing honeymoon ruiner, for my full response. While it is actually against Trip Advisors code of conduct to put a double review I see you often take the time to adjust your review so...More

Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stayed 12/25/14-12/28/14. Before we go any further, please understand that the limited staff running the resort are doing their best, and they all deserve the highest praise for keeping it together. That being said, this was a pretty disappointing part of our trip to...More

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Response from Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach ResortResponded 27 January 2015

Thank you for appreciating our efforts during your stay but I feel I need to justify some of the points you mentioned. Most places increase their prices over the Xmas & New Year period, your Ocean front Casita is $415/night in the low season (1...More

Reviewed 11 January 2015

The resort has obviously gone through some bad times in the past. The current management team are working hard to build up the reputation and doing a very good job. Ziggy,Brendan,Silas , Bernardino and the rest of the team went out of their way to...More

4  Thank kittenguy
Response from Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach ResortResponded 15 January 2015

Thank you so much for acknowledging our hard work! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 10 January 2015

Described on the website as “barefoot luxury” - and they’re not kidding. We started our two weeks in Panama here so that we could immediately unwind and disconnect. Silas (the Popa Paradise bartender, answers man, and all-around good guy) was there at the airport to...More

2  Thank Mary-Loves-Paris
Response from Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach ResortResponded 15 January 2015

It was such a pleasure for us to have you both here! Thank you for writing us such an insightful review. We appreciate all your feedback while we work hard on getting the resort back in top form. Regarding the satellite TV, lightning took out...More

Reviewed 5 January 2015

My wife and I spent three wonderful and relaxing days at Popo Paradise Resort over New Years. Rooms are very comfortable and have cross-ventilation for a constant light breeze. When we found a screen was missing on one of our windows, (we don't like to...More

1  Thank richard w
Response from Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach ResortResponded 6 January 2015

Thank you for your thoughtful review and kind words. We are very excited at the prospect of looking into solar power for parts of the resort in the near future!

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US$141 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$141 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ships99
3 March 2017|
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Response from Vincent R | Property representative |
Hello again, The pool is always open, but if everybody has gone to their rooms, the lights are turned off at midnight. We do not have fixed hours for the bar... if there is interest we sometimes stay open very late. Your... More
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3 March 2017|
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Hello, and thank you for your interest in Popa Paradise. In answer to your questions: 1. Pick up from Tropical Suites is not a problem. On the other hand, the dock we use is only a few steps away from Tropical Paradise, and... More
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