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B&B Hotel Cerrito
Ranked #1 of 2 Isla Taboga B&B and Inns
Alken, Belgium
2 reviews
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“Go there !”
Reviewed 28 June 2008

This time we wanted to visit Isla Taboga on our trip to Panama. In search for a good hotel on this island, I came on the website of Cerrito Tropical. Pictures and information looked good to me so I booked for 1 night.
Finally we got there : and indead, it was great.
1 big mistake : I only booked for 1 night. Great rooms, great meals, great view (ships waiting to enter the Canal + Panama City), helpfull Aristides, ....
We wanted to see the poison frogs (Dendrobates auratus) on this island and in fact we didn't have to search very far. They were jumping already behind the hotel.
The only negative thing I can say is : I was hoping to see the owner there (who speaks English and who I had contact with on e-mail) but the hotel was run by Aristides and his wife (who don't speak English). But : in case of (language)problems, Aristides just phones to the owner to solve the problem.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2008

Don't believe the info easily retrievable that there are no restaurants on this island. There are a few, but fortunately we had most of our meals from the chef/manager of the Cerrito Tropical Hotel/B & B, Aristide. He is an excellent cook and much better than we found elsewhere on the island. The rooms are better than expected with tile floors & air conditioning. The top floor apts. which we booked had a view of a hundred or more ships across the ocean waiting to enter Panama Canal. Beautiful. The service was quite good and the price very reasonable. The problems were few. The shower on the top floor had no hot water. (The island has some water difficulties on the whole but the downstairs apts. did have hot showers. The grounds as elsewhere on this island don't exist and there is a bit of a climb.

All in all though, I would be surprised if a better place is available on the island and would recommend this hotel and would certainly return.

They arranged fishing with a local, went out for ice and other things for us, and generally made the experience enjoyable.

  • Liked — Aristide's food, the beach, and the incredible view.
  • Disliked — the climb to the hotel (about 200 feet)
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
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Todo Mundo
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Reviewed 14 November 2007

I highly recommend this gorgeous Bed & Breakfast on Isla Taboga. Everything was perfect from the accommodations to the 5-star cuisine carefully prepared by resident Chef and Manager - Aristedes (and wife Valentina). Cynthia (owner) has created the perfect retreat away from the hustle of Panama City and I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation during my week stay at Cerrito Tropical. Must go!

Stayed November 2007
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Panama
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Reviewed 13 November 2007

Visiting Cerrito Tropical at Taboga Island was a very unique experience. First the boat trip makes you feel like if you are slowly stripping form all your stress and helps you set a relax mood to arrive at Taboga Island, a folkloric place where everyone seems to live happily. Our arrival at Cerrito Tropical was not without despair - but once you climb the hill, you enter a unique ambiance where you feel like family spending a weekend at your cousins. The view is BREATH TAKING, accommodations offer all you need to enjoy your surrounding and the catering Chef Aristides, is incredible. He will cook fish, seafood, creole food... But indeed the best was the friendly attention you received form the owner Cynthia. She will satisfy your curiosity about the place with either history or advising you on the feature attractions. I am sure we will visit Cerrito Tropical again and if you are interested in a very lay back, beach vacations, do not pass it up!

  • Liked — The relax, lay back athmosphere
  • Disliked — The hilll the you have to climb to get there
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Property: B&B Hotel Cerrito
Address: Via Pizarro and Via Congresso, Isla Taboga 0832-2565, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Isla Taboga
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Taboga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 - 45 minutes from Panama City by scenic ferry.Quiet Hillside B&B Hotel and Restaurant with an ocean view plus tropical garden at the edge of historic Taboga village, 3 minute walk down to the shore and 10 minute walk from beach. Property backed by a tropical forest - great for bird watching. Offering the best of both worlds! ocean view from the exterior balconies (some rooms have exterior shared balconies, one suite has ocean view from the living area and dining nook also). Small relaxed Bed and Breakfast hotel, comfortable air conditioned room accommodation as well as vacation apartments on a laid back Pacific island under one hour from Panama by ferry. Restaurant offering delicious food by local chef, full international menu, friendly local staff; ideal quiet vacation spot to relax for 1 day to 1 month. Day packages available. Beach, boat trips, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, Tours, weekend massage. Visit us and truly relax with the Cerrito family. Cerrito Tropical Bed and Breakfast Hotel & Restaurant, Taboga Island, Panama. ... more   less 
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