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“One of my most memorable experiences”
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Eco Venao
Ranked #1 of 1 Playa Venao B&B and Inns
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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9 reviews
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“One of my most memorable experiences”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed in a house with three bedrooms, three baths a stand alone kitchen and dining room located across a covered outdoor patio area. Having traveled far and wide I have to say this was one of my most memorable experiences. The house would easily have accommodated three couples and hopefully on my next trip it will. What a great place for an adult family to get together for a fun weekend. The property affords total privacy and if you prefer you won't have to see another person for your entire stay. Not being a surfer I can't wax eloquently about the surfing properties of the beach but the people we encountered appeared to be enjoying it. We just enjoyed the beach by playing in the waves and relaxing on some supplied beach chairs.

But the best part of our stay was enjoying the excellent food offered in the restaurant located in the central area of the property. I certainly did not anticipate the quality of the food nor the first class service we received. As an example lunch one day consisted of a home made chicken soup, salad, rice and beans and a very delicious cut of beef steak. How they can offer this for $5.00 is beyond me. The food alone is worth the long ride to get there.

There were a few bugs to deal with but for a Floridian like me it was really nothing we couldn't handle. After all you are in a jungle on the ocean. The howling monkeys and red land crabs simply completed the atmosphere. Anyone looking for a unique experience is certainly encouraged to give this place a try, I promise you will return.
Richard Charron

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Had a great stay here! Lush atmosphere. Great restaurant. Friendly people. Very clean.
I will be back!
Easy walk to great surf beach. Beautiful forest walks. Family and Romantic friendly, so I would return with my kids....and without them

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

I'm from the Dutch caribbean and came here with my girlfriend on a surf trip.We surfed 11 days of the 13 and stayed in the Eco lodge area,in two different rooms,one windward and one leeward.the windward one was the breeziest and really comfy,but both we're really nice and a great deal.Shared showers and bathroom is a minus with some guest that had filthy manners,but the cleaning lady was on it early to offer relief.Nice restaurant with what has to be one of the best burgers in Panama.Everyone had a hard time eating anything else.Also a nice little happyhour/party on friday.Rent a car in Pedasi if you want to see surrounding areasa nd be able to get to the supermarket(basically one straight road so it's an easy drive)Beautiful surroundings,friendly people,good times.

Room Tip: get the windward facing rooms in the dry season.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roses, Spain
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Eco Venao is lovely place to stay,,,5 minute walk from the Playa Venado which has some really nice waves for beginners and more advanced surfers alike.

The staff is really helpful and the accommodation is excellent..

I highly recommend it and would stay here again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed a week in Ecovenao, which unfortunately went by so fast.
A beatiful place for surfing, enjoying nature, having great food and just forgetting the time!
We loved it and would recommend to stay there at least a week!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Quiet beach, great surf, good short hikes, tons of wildlife, stellar food, great service, and a lovely and clean hotel/hostel environment...we can not recommend anywhere from our two week trip to Panama more highly!

Room Tip: We wife and I stayed in Casita 2, which has double beds. We would have preferred Casita 1 for the q...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Eco Venao is a fabulous property with hiking trails, its own waterfall, a fabulous view of the beach and a huge, tasteful dorm with great beds and massive lockers. The common kitchen is a bit small for the number of guests at the hotel but there is a good restaurant on site as an alternative. It has its own private beachfront with a yoga house and picnic tables.

This is an oasis with great value for the dollar and the Panamanian staff are friendly. Definitely stay here (but stock up on supplies in Pedasi, there are slim pickings in Venao).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Eco Venao
Address: Carretera Principal | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0000, Panama
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Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Venao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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