The condo is about 15 minutes outside of town, at the island's only gas station, so it is plenty easy to get a taxi to town, and on your return, just as easy to find. The neighborhood is primarily local people, with the three condo units side by side among small rustic houses with large yards. The location is on the very slender piece of land, so you can see the waves crash from the front deck/stairs and the calm bay off of the lanai off the back.
The condo was perfectly clean, though a bit worn in places like the pain on the doors. Each room is equipped with an independent air conditioner, allowing individual rooms to control the temperature. This was great for our group of 2 couples. The TV includes satellite with a gazillion channels if you're inclined. The kitchen has enough equipment and supplies to eat in, but is lacking any staples to accompany cooking (no salt, pepper, etc.)
The rates are super reasonable, even with the $0.60 per person/each way taxi.
Muhammed is a delightfully kind and accommodating man, I could not imagine a more responsive inn-keeper.
We did not use the pool, though it looked clean, it was not very inviting with its location just a few feet from one of the other condo units. Also, to enter or leave the property you must walk a narrow path directly next to the other condo units. It appears that the majority of these units are lived in full time, with a few units for vacation rental. The unit directly next to us seemed to be a full-time home, as we often heard a baby crying and the lanai was very crowded with built in storage units we could see through a partial barrier wall.
The unit has wifi, though we could only get a steady signal after 10 PM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 450 to 900 sq ft condos at prices lower than that of a decent hotel room, with a full kitchen and large seaview balconies or terraces in bright and breezy modern buildings. Located in a non touristy part of the Town of Bocas del Toro, 70 meters from a white sand safe swimming beach and a four minute, 60 cent pp taxi ride from all the action in the Town Center, the condos has many of the amenities you are used to. These include a swimming pool, air conditioning, cable TV, free high speed wifi Internet, a full kitchen, comfortable furniture and furnishings and comfortable beds. We offer 450 sq ft one bed room one bath condos, Standard 750 sq ft two bed room, one bath condos and Superior 900 sq ft two bed room, two ensuite condos. The two bed room condos have large balconies with sea view and the one bed room condos on the ground floor have small private terraces This is a great place to get the Caribbean flavor of Bocas del Toro. Four minutes to night clubs, bars, restaurants, tour operators,and easy access some of the nicest snorkeling spots, the best surfing beaches the best diving spots and the spectacular Red Frog and shady, tranquil Drago and Starfish beaches. The most highly rated International restaurant, Guari Guari, is a two minute walk and reputedly the best Caribbean style restaurant, El Beso de Dragon, less than five minute walk away. There is a small grocery store within 70 meters of the condo.The locals are welcoming, friendly and always ready to go out to of their way to help. Many of our guests have made new friends, not only with the locals but tourists from all parts of the world. The magic of Bocas is that you make new friends easily.Our guests have told us that they have enjoyed going to sleep to the sound of the gently rolling waves rather than that of the loud music that plays till early hours in the Town Center,Muhammed and Rosy believe that they have been lucky to have some of the greatest people as their guests, of which many have become friends. They are dedicated to do all they can to help their guests enjoy their stay and take back wonderful memories of Bocas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jardines Vista Del Mar Condos Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town