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“Paradise Found!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Popa Paradise Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Isla Popa
Certificate of Excellence
Bocas Town, Panama
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4 reviews
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“Paradise Found!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

My husband and I visited Popa Paradise in celebration of our 20th anniversary. We went snorkeling and kayaking (free for guests), spent long hours in the beautiful pool with a swim-up bar, and many peaceful relaxing moments just enjoying all the birds and beauty of the place. Dyllan and Darion were wonderful hosts, making sure we didn't lack for anything. The staff were all informed of our reason for coming, and each wished us a happy anniversary when they crossed our paths. Lena was delightful and always there when we needed something, but never intrusive. The meals Darion created were nothing short of masterpieces; I only wish I could've eaten it all! Our room (casita) was truly lovely, with our own deck looking out over the beautiful flora, and the sea beyond. It was by far the best place I've ever spent a night (and day).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Beautiful beach, lovely pool, fine food (thank you Darion for some of the best dishes I’ve had in my life), even cocktails were amazing! Popa’s cabins are gorgeous with spectacular ocean and jungle views. Whole team at Popa was so welcoming and they treated us as friends. Best vacation ever!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We decided to take our kids, ages 8 and 14, on an adventure beyond the usual spring break destinations ... Mexican all includives, Florida crowded beaches... It was an amazing cultural experience and a tropical oasis.. Adventure, beaches, zip lines, boogie boarding at red frog beach, snorkeling right off the beach at zapatillos, visits to Indian villages and schools, pristine coral reefs.... The staff at popa paradise was superlative... Accommodating and welcoming and wonderfully entertaining... The food was great, so nice to wake up in our own casita and walk down to the open air dining area for fresh fruit, followed by omlettes or pancakes... The staff lined up whatever we wanted to do, private boat to snorkel or tour, lined up a nice simple lunch... The resort pool was what made us choose this spot over others in bocas del toro area, and we were so glad we did... Compared to other lovely spots in the area, the pool was a great diversion to keep the kids occupied when we wanted some lounge chair time.... The casita was glorious, a nice couch which we didn't use since we were on our private deck overlooking the water... The staff was apologetic when we had a rainy day but our kids were thrilled to swim in the rain in the pool and we were giddy to relax as we listened to the rain falling on the roof... Use of sea kayaks right on the private beach were fun to explore the coastline of popa island... Great sand and some beach chairs were ideal for lounging on the beach when we weren't at the pool. Dinners offered several choices, and were very good and reasonably priced. They were also great about serving our daughter buttered noodles....we felt welcome and comfortable at this small boutique hotel, and dream of returning. It is an adventure to get there, small plane flight from panama city followed by a small boat ride... Gorgeous scenery... Through island waterways and mangroves... All things that make it an adventure we loved and our kids will embrace way more than our previous spring break to floridas islands of adventure....

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

You definitely got to know the people (they were all very nice and funny!) the pool was just beautiful! You access to many excursions. The snorkeling was beautiful!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Property: Popa Paradise Beach Resort
Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Isla Popa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 
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Popa Paradise Beach Hotel Isla Popa
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