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Isla Palenque
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Boca Chica
Reviewed 24 March 2013

It's been a week since I've returned from The Resort at Isla Palenque...a week of missing the smiling faces of attentive staff, the scrumptious grownup cocktails and Chef Oliver's gastronomic offerings! From the very beginning with a 50 minute boat ride, that put me in the island mood, and the welcome party at the dock I was hooked. We signed up for a package that included several adventures. Lots of hiking...love. Kayaking...love. Sportfishing...love (even if we didn't catch anything, but we did, we were on a boat in the Gulf of Chiriqui just hanging out!). During hikes it was cool to see such biodiversity...going over rocks and marshes to full on jungle. I swear that the monkeys were talking about us.

Overall a great place to vacation if you are the 'let's do it' kind of person. You CAN just sit by the pool all day but the island has so much to offer I suggest you take advantage of it.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Ocean suite...full on view of the ocean, pool and common areas. Beautiful deck to lo...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

My family and I just returned from a 4 night, 5 day stay at this amazing island. This was an absolute dream vacation for us and we feel so fortunate that we found this gem (they were not even officially open yet when I learned about them in January). From our initial and consistent communication with Emily, to our warm welcome from Jorge (the General Manager), to our entertaining escapades with Rodolfo and the baby monkey, to the attentive and caring nature of Manual (guide for our day in Boquete), to the smiling faces of Carlo and Herro (Did you make that sangria!! it was amazing!), the experience was so beautiful. The island and concept of the development intrigued me initially,(eco adventure luxury is how they described it and that is all true) and that alone would have satisfied me but the service made this HANDS DOWN the best vacation we have ever experienced. I felt like a kid; hiking, kayaking, marveling at the beauty and monkeys, but then we had AMAZING gourmet meals and big kid cocktails...no watery, sickly sweet drinks but REAL crafted cocktails. On our last evening, we had planned a surprise 8 course dinner for my sister's birthday and from the planning with Emily to the creative execution by Chef Oliver (beet ice cream!! yes!!) and the lovely staff, it was the topper to a perfect trip. I couldn't have asked for more I mentioned Fantasy Island in the title and other people have used this phrase to describe their experience here as well.....the staff will just have to get used to having this said about them because it was absolutely a fantasy, a dream, brought to life. Thank you for the most beautiful of memories!

Room Tip: They are all beautiful. This island is still being developed. We stayed in a Jungle room; which wa...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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7  Thank IndyKight
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2015
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Room Tip: Todas son excelentes la verdad
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Isla Palenque

Address: Isla Palenque, Boca Chica 507, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Boca Chica
Price Range: £967 - £1,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Isla Palenque 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new sustainable private island resort on a pristine 400-acre jungle island in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama, featuring 15 luxury rooms nestled among forest trees with glimpses of the Pacific, two restaurants, a spa and over 20 custom tours and adventures on the island, in the Gulf and on the mainland. ... more   less 
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