We had such an excellent stay, it was hard to leave!
From the booking process on, we were treated very well and this resort went above our expectations. We really felt like welcomed guests and were very happy with stay.
We could not image what to expect at the end of our long, bumpy drive on the not so perfect Panamanian roads. But we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful location and by what we found in this resort.
This is a newer place, with a comfortable, private feeling layout. Once all the plants and trees grow a bit more, it will be quite lush! But as it is, the gardens & grounds are already very pretty.
The cleverly designed bungalows all face the water & have lovely views. Inside the they are clean, spacious & well appointed. The windows are tinted and seem to help keep the rooms more private & cooler. The AC is great on hot afternoons but we enjoyed sleeping at night with the windows open (all screened) with the ceiling fan on. For those that like to sleep late, there are floor to ceiling black-out curtains. Our room had a television, a mini bar, a huge closet, a tub & a shower, a sitting area, a writing desk as well as an out-door patio with table & chairs. The king sized bed was amazingly comfortable as were the pillows and we slept very well.
Breakfast was included with the price of our room and was always delicious & plentiful. Coffee, tea, toast with jam, fruit juice and eggs cooked to order. In fact, this restaurant was one of the best we experienced on our entire month long stay in Panama! There was a good variety to choose from and food & staff were always excellent, especially Diana & Carlos.
There is a young Spanish couple Lara & Alberto managing & care-taking in the owners absence and they were always very attentive & super helpful. They came around at meal times to mingle and to make sure that all was going well with everyone's stay.
We did go on the sunset, bird watching, evening boat ride (which was wow beautiful) as well as the discovery snorkeling tour which was also very nice. The boat divers are very knowledgable & accommodating.
There are spa services available and I had an in room mani-pedi which wasn't my favorite, but I hear her massages are excellent and will definitely try one next time.
The pools were great, always clean & refreshing. A perfect area to relax to take sun or to sit under one of the huge umbrellas to read a good book or have a nap.
They are making a mini golf back behind the parking lot, which is kinda funny, but hey, we're game, next time we'll do that too.
We highly recommend this place and would return in a heartbeat. Thank you Hotel Bocas Del Mar staff for making our stay so perfect.
- 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