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Boom Shiva Bungalows
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Boom Shiva Bungalows
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in March 2013. We looked online and both agreed Boom Shiva sounded like the perfect place. We found out the truth the same night we got there. There was no cheese for the pizza we were both in the mood to eat so we went next door to another hotel that was having pizza night. Thankfully our appetites were very pleased with this. The first night we were kept awake until well after midnight with the owners and their party. The second day the hotel was without electricity and water for 8 hours. We found out that this happens with regularity. The bed was very soft and uncomfortable and we both woke up with aches and pains in our backs. We decided to check out after only 3 days and found a much better hotel next door. We will never come back to Boom Shiva!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

I spent about 10 days in Cambutal visiting a friend. I did not stay at this resort, but ate there several times. Not only is the view from the dining area fantastic, but the people are so friendly and the food is fantastic. I didn't expect to find authentic Italian food on this outer peninsula of Panama, but it's there. The pasta is fantastic and the thin crust, personal pizzas are so good. And did I forget to mention the freshly squeezed Passion Fruit juice that they offer? Now that I'm back in the states I'm craving it, but can't find it!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
5  Thank Tiffany E
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

delicious grilled robalo and tomato pasta, great service amazing food. real italian food in cambutal,best food i cambutal. dessert you should have a tartufo. yumi. if you are either surfing or just enjoying the nature you should stop by boom shiva .

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Really good food, the wonder Daniel is a great cook and host, highly recommend stopping by when in Cambutal. I did not stay at the property as a guest but did look at the cabanas which looked good and are right in front of the surf.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank chevy c
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Not a lot of options, only two bungalows. They look inviting, but mattress on the floor in the loft not so good. bathrooms small and poorly lit, suicide showers were barely adequate. Some of the food was really good, great breakfast one of the days, had to hike to another hotel to get coffee in the morning the other day. Drinks are Expensive and room prices are high, especially considering the competition from the much nicer hotel next door. The owners are friendly and some of the touches they provide are nice. This is more a surfer and casual goers place than it is a place for couples or retirees. The two cabins are right on the ocean and have A/C, but one needs new outside stairs, and the inside steps to the lofts are tough to navigate. All in all, it was an OK stay, but not one I would repeat

Room Tip: Only two little bungalows and they were pretty much identical. Some friends stayed in the unit on th...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank PanamaDon
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Boom Shiva is truly a hidden gem! While out surfing and birdwatching, we found this hotel and it was like water in an oasis! The italian staff are WONDERFUL, very attentive and make THE most wonderful fresh pasta, cheese and pizza! What a perfect way to spend a vacation! One of the best parts was the Olive Ridley sea turtle egg nursery! we got to see baby sea turtles hatching and watch over them as they made their way to the ocean! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL AND BEACH!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Javier A
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Address: Los Buzos Rd, Cambutal, Panama
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Cambutal
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Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Cambutal
Number of rooms: 18

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