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Casa Laguna
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We want to come back!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I really don't know where to start. What a find Casa Laguna is. We received the warmest of welcomes from Maria when we arrived and were shown to a lovely clean, air conditioned room with a cute patio. The grounds are lovely, with plenty of shaded areas to read and chill, and if you want to brave the sun in high summer, there are lounge chairs and even a pool to cool off in.

Maria arranged a horse-riding tour for my wife which didn't disappoint; miles and miles of riding on beautiful wide beaches so close you could sleep-walk to them.

My wife and I loved the approach Maria and Mike had to catering. It was simple, fresh, good value and really tasty. Italian favourites, rather than haute cuisine, but just what we wanted.

I would recommend Casa Laguna to anyone who wants a comfortable, laid back stay in a gorgeous part of Panama. We miss it already!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We planned to stay 4 nights and added one night at the spot. Stay was very nice and relaxing, We had the room with the private patio. Ask for it, it's a must have in our opinion.
Surroundings are great, Beach is a very short walk away and in the near is a lagune. We ate at Casa Laguna every night (great service!) but when the bill came through we were kind of surprised. The food was to basic to deserve a 10 dollar price tag (p/p). Also the rooms are overpriced we think. (compared to other and better ones in Panama)

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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maffy57, Proprietario at Casa Laguna, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for your review.
Sorry that you were surprised at the cost of the food.
When you asked the pricelist for dinner, we said that our main dishes (italian food) had a cost of around $ 10.
We also had accepted that you bring your own wine, even if we sell it here at the B & B. .
Out of courtesy, we changed your standard room to our bigger room (to meet your needs) at no extra cost .
After our courtesy, you had decided to stay an extra night, which was a pleasure for us and we had also left the lower rate for that evening eventhough you had the bigger room.
We explained that there are other restaurants in the area , and that you were able to reach them easily by car (you arrived here by car). We never forced you to dine here.
Our dishes are all homemade and we use only excellent quality and imported products from Italy .
We are not a restaurant, and quality supplies are limited here so we go to David ( 160 kms round trip ) at least once a week. To provide our clients with very good european products.
The prices for our fresh and homemade products does not seem exaggerated to us.
There are restaurants in our area that offer 5 - 10 $ per meal.
We apologize that you had not reviewed your invoice at time of the payment. We could explain why eating Italian food in Panama can be a little more expensive than the simple local food.
There are also other kind of facilities in the area. We believe that the price we ask is consistent with the quality we try to offer our customers... only 2 steps to the beach.
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

There is really very little I can add to the great reviews that have already been written except to say that everything you read about Casa Laguna is true. Maria and Mike are perfect hosts that will make you feel right at home in their Casa. The food, ambiance, beach and area were everything we could have hoped for.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Lorenzo, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Casa Laguna is a true sanctuary! It is both beautiful and peaceful. You have access to the laguna that connects to the ocean and the ocean. Furthermore, Maria and her husband have developed a beatiful garden layout. The rooms are big, with their own bathroom. They all have AC and you have access to wifi. You should definitely stay more then two days as it will give you the ability to truly enjoy the magic of this place. But the true treasure of this B&B are both Maria and Michele. They are amazing hosts. They made my ten day stay at Casa Laguna truly worth while. I felt like I was with family. Furthermore, they are both amazing cooks! The food was delicious. I might have gained a couple of pounds.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Garbagnate Milanese, Italy
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Me and my wife spent 5 days in this beautiful place and it has been a real opportunity to find peace fully absorbed by a 360° green nature environment (of course this is not the place for night life!).

Maria and Michele are very nice persons: they made us feel like in family. We found them at our disposal every time we needed during our stay: when we faced a problem both of them were available to support and give us useful suggestions.
Michele also brought us for a trip near the river to see prawns and crabs: a nice experience in contact with local people!
The structure is very nice with clean, quiet and comfortable rooms, a big garden (kept in very good condition!) with also a small pool and a private access to the laguna (where I had fishing!). Breakfast is also good.

I personally recommend this structure.
Andrea

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

We spent some days in Casa Laguna in September and we definitively felt in love with this place. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, with its nice and clean rooms, the garden and a fabulous beach. An amazing venue in a breathtaking location, can't miss it of you visit Panama!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We've been in Panama a couple of months ago and our favorite B&B was the one of Maria and Michele "Casa Laguna". It's so cosy and just beautiful with the loveliest host so we felt totally at home. We called one day earlier and asked for a free room, Maria was waiting outside when we arrived and gave us a really warm welcome. The reservation was totally easy with no problems at all.
When we steppedd into the B&B we immediately asked if we could stay a night more because we felt so comfortable there.

The rooms are really clean, tidy and pretty. Also the bathrooms are perfectly clean.

The breakfast was fresh and delicious and they offer a high variety, eggs, cake, toast, fresh fruits...perfect.

The beach is just a couple of steps away and if you want to relax you can just go out to the beautiful garden and lay in a hammock and enjoy life :)

Our stay at Casa Laguna was perfect for a little time out during our trip through Panama to recover and relax.

I would recommend Casa Laguna to everyone who visits Panama.

Love to M&M from Julia & Michael :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Laguna
Address: Calle Educadores, Playa Las Lajas, Las Lajas 00507, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Las Lajas > Playa Las Lajas
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Las Lajas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Laguna is located in the amazing Playa Las Lajas, in Chiriqui, the greenest and most fascinating province in the Republic of Panama. It is just 100m (350ft.) From the Pacific Ocean and it is in front of an enchanting lagoon surrounded by mangroves and rich wildlife. You can reach the beach through a path just in front of our main entrance, but if you wish to enjoy peace&relax in our marvellous laguna we have a small pier with gazebo for a unique laguna experience. ... more   less 
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