After a horrific but very brief visit to Restaraunte y Cabanas Veraneras in Santa Clara, Panama (we actually found the first taxi out after 1 hour there due to the extremely unfriendly staff, very funky accommodations, dirty beach), we stumbled on the Bay View Hotel Resort in San Carlos, PN. Gracias a Dios!
For a 2-3 star, very mid-range hotel (apprx. $76/night for two people), the Bay View exceeded our expectations on almost every front.
We are seasoned & intrepid, typically mid-range budget, travelers and were just concluding our 3 month stay in Panama. We were looking for a decent, tranquil setting on the beach & not too far from PN City for our last 4 days in Panama to just relax, read, walk on the beach, etc. the Bay View was perfect. The rooms are simple, very clean, cold water only, satellite TV, air-con, free computer & wi-fi in restaurant only,with a nice pool, decent restaraunt, & a stunning beach front location. Another plus, the staff are uncommonly helpful & friendly. San Carlos itself is a cute, small Panamanian coastal pueblo about 1.5 hrs west of PN. City.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking