It's hard to write a review for a place that you want no one else to know about. A sense of personal greed comes over me when I think about The Guest Suites at Mañana Madera Coffee Estate. From reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we knew to expect arriving to a phenomenal place. But we didn't know how great it would feel to be here. This place is very special. This place is really phenomenal. Now I'm all for going on a vacation and disconnecting. But in the world we live in and given what my wife and I do for a living, we need to have a connection to the outside world. No prob, this place has excellent wifi in the room, a tv and an iPod Dock. Most of which I refused to use as it would take time away from me listening to the birds and hearing the mountain valley winds.
Yeah it might sound cheesy but this really is a magical place. Randy, the owner is a hell of a guy. Treats you as well as family but is not invasive or intrusive. He will kindly offer up suggestions for lunch or dinner and believe me when I tell you they're spot-on. The views from Mañana Madera are breathtaking. Can't be duplicated anywhere else in the world. Clear views of the Baru Volcano on clear days. Let's not forget that this place is a working coffee farm. What's not to love. Several other parts of the property are also farmed for onions, cabbage and potatoes. Just a walk around the property will reassure you that this is where you need to be to clear your head, listen to what's inside and remember what's really important in life. I can't recommend this place enough.
As you read from others here on TA, the suites are very we'll put together, very nicely decorated, huge picture windows and sliding glass doors which all let you what the mountain is made of. Excellent place to stay if you want to explore Boquete. Set a couple of miles up the road from the center of town, perfect if you like to have your cake and eat it too. Just far enough, but close enough if you know what I mean. Randy deals with a couple of taxi drivers specifically catering to his guests. So getting around is as simple as asking Randy to call you a taxi. Best place to stay in Boquete, Hands Down!
- 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