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Recent Panama reviews

  • Excellent Vacation with exercise built in!

    "Starfish Reef Villas are excellently appointed! The bedrooms are very comfortable. The decks are great for drinks, watching birds & just hanging out looking at the jungle. & you are up at mid tree level in their jungle. Four of us escaped the cold north lands of Texas & Ohio & went to Panama for this adventure. All of us love to cook & create wonderful food. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the stuff you could want to prepare fabulous meals. Jack & Kelly were wonderful hosts with helpful answers & ideas for adventures. Niko, the tireless grounds keeper, surprized us daily with fresh bananas, opened coconuts, papayas or bush peas. Whatever he found for us around the jungle. He also taught us some new spanish words & some words in his native Indio language. The jungle has lots flowers, huge trees, wonderful plants, birds, frogs, insects & sounds you can't identify or wonder what or who they might be coming from. The beach area is small & very private & wonderful. The snorkeling is good with lots of live corals, reef fish of all sizes, snowflake jelly fish, they don't sting just set on the bottom & lots of colorful starfish. Paddling the cayuco is a bit tricky, but you are already wet anyway. Be sure & take everything you think you want down to the beach with you. Its quite a hike both ways! Jack arranged a day trip to Crawl Caye for snorkeling, A great lunch & the on to Red Frog Beach & some much needed provisioning in Bocas Town. Be sure & make a good shopping list to start with & get everything you might want to take to Shepard Island on your first trip out. You'll be happy if you bring extra bags for your carry out goodies. Remember the beer store is an extra water taxi ride away, $10 each way. WE hope everyone enjoys their stay as much as we did. Thanks Jack & Kelly & Niko"
    Guest: ZekeandMarty Z. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • Great family trip

    "Our family just returned from Panama, and stayed at this rental for 1 week. (2 adults, 3 kids ages 14, 12, and 9) The house was overall better than we expected, with even more space than we needed. Everything you need is there, and the A.C. in the house works great on the hotter days. The ocean view deck was a big highlight. Relaxing in the hammocks, enjoying the incredible views was hard to beat. Also, the management was extremely helpful and professional at arrival, and when we had occasional questions. The house is in a great spot, as it is close enough to town, but far enough away to be much more relaxed than places in town. Getting around in Bocas del Toro was different than we expected, so renting a golf cart is highly recommended. Taxis are everywhere, so that's an option too, as well as renting a bicycle. There is also a nice restaurant/bar(Paki Point) 100 yards down the road that serves good food and drinks. We visited during the rainy season, but were pleasantly surprised it only rained "bad" for 2 of our 12 days. Most nights were rainy, but that was not a problem at all. The thunder and lightning storms some evenings were exciting too. The clouds were also a bit of a bonus, as they help keep the heat down some. We didn't get to see the Monkeys, as they were hiding out from the rain mostly, but we did get to hear them a few times. If you enjoy the rainforest while being nearly ocean front, and outside of the heart of town, you will enjoy this rental. Be sure to rent ATV's from Flying Pirates, a really fun way to explore the area. We hope to return soon ! Family From California"
    Guest: Brian Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • A COUPLE OF DAYS IN PARADISE

    "How to describe paradise? Simply great! Fantastic house, beautiful tropical gardens, magical sunrises and sunsets on the deck in front of the Pacific Ocean. Time flew too quickly, we must come back."
    Guest: Anabella S. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 10, 2015
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  • Perfect for our Family

    "Our family 2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 7 had the pleasure to stay in this delightful cabin in Bocas in November 2014. This was the perfect place for our family to stay, it gave us a lot of space to cook and enjoy the jungle. We love adventure filled and active vacations and this was the perfect location for us. We especially loved exploring the island by bikes which was a lovely option provided by Lucas. Our kids loved to spend time with Lucas and Gloria and the chickens and dogs and cat. Lucas chopped coconuts right out of the trees in the yard for the children to enjoy. My husband enjoyed visiting Lucas's music studio and taking a CD home with us. Lucas was great at suggesting wonderful restaurants, arranged a great snorkel tour for us, told us all the places to search for monkeys and sloths, and gave great biking directions to deserted beaches and great swimming areas. We really enjoyed visting the Bastimentos Island and visiting Up The Hill chocolate farm and eating at Alvin's which was a very enjoyable water taxi away. In Bocas we enjoyed wonderful coffee at the new Coffee Shop (close to town) and eating at Refugio. November was a great time to visit Bocas, great weather and almost no tourists, we would highly recommend visting at this time and staying at this great cabin."
    Guest: Ktay Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
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