What else is left that can possibly be said about Manana Madera? And how can one do this place and its serene surroundings justice? How can words describe owner Randy Pigott’s stunning hospitality? How to explain the amazing aroma and smell of the estate’s gourmet coffee in the morning, one of the finest and smoothest we have enjoyed in a long time? The list goes on and on, and I almost find myself at a loss of words – which does not happen easily.
On the other hand, let’s not ignore the downsides either: As “LiMitravelbugs” so aptly observed, only shampoo for curly hair types was provided; mon Dieu - a major blow to my travel experience! I’m sure if I had more hair left, I would be equally outraged, however, I’m gonna let that one slide...
On a more serious note, the two guest casitas are elegantly and tastefully appointed, inspiring and pure, yet not pretentious. The view of the adjacent mountains is marvelous, unobstructed through huge windows, and after ten days of sleeping in humid, damp bed linens in other parts of Panama, these here are crisp and fresh – what a joy! The same goes for being in bed at night when you get to count shooting stars through those enormous, panoramic windows.
If you ever have the privilege of staying here, consider yourself very, very lucky. It is a unique find, exuding an unparalleled sense of tranquility and being. Staying at Manana Madera is an experience in beauty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Guest Suite at Manana Madera Coffee Estate. 8 Minutes from downtown Boquete, nestled beneath Volcan Baru on a working coffee farm with citrus, banana and avocado trees. Stunning views of nature within the privacy of lush, alpine tropical surroundings. ... more less