After researching all of Panama to find the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary, we found it here! I can't imagine there is a prettier hotel anywhere in the country and the service was fantastic. We stayed in the most private room on the property, deluxe water edge bungalow 12. It was completely private and a distance from the main building with a view to die for. It is well furnished and includes a nice patio table and spectacular vista view of the surrounding water from the point. We could hear howler monkees on the island across the water and watch boats pass.
The resort had a nice mix of couples, families and fisherman who rotated in and out throughout our 5 day stay. Everyone got together in the second infinity pool above our unit to review their day. Everyone was doing different things and all had happiness in common. There were guests from all over the world but more from the US than other places we stayed and the resort staff all speaks English well which was a great change for us from the other areas we had visited.
We spent half our time inshore fishing and half taking trips to the beautiful white sand beaches on the islands. The resort made all the arrangements for us with water taxis and local fisherman.
We had a car and it was really easy to access the resort from David, about an hour. From the Pan American Highway about 20 mins. Boca Chica is a cute tiny town with a small grocery for supplies. We also took an hour drive one afternoon to the beach at Las Lajas, which is a huge beach with surfing size waves.
The restaurant food was very good and reasonably priced, we ate all of our meals there. Every day had special and different side dishes. I had great local lobster twice. The wait staff were all incredible and took special care of us. They made our anniversary celebration one we will never forget.
I highly recommend Bocas Del Mar. It is one of the best places we have ever stayed and the best room we have ever had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bocas Del Mar Panama/Boca Chica