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Recent Gorgona reviews

  • Beachfront serenity and sun!

    "Any closer to the beach and we would be in the water! The condo was much more than we expected. Being 5 months pregnant, my husband and I were looking for a relaxing stay during over Christmas and New Years for a 5 weeks. The second we walked into the unit we were wowed. Lots of sunshine coming in from the large patio doors leading out to the balcony. Everything built and furnished to North American standards. Clean as a whistle. Much pride in their ownership. We decided not to rent a car and it was perfectly fine. There are 4-5 minisupers (grocery) within a 5 or 10 minute walk from the condo for your essentials. Also 3 restaurants if you feel like it. If you have a car, you can really blow it out and drive just 10 minutes on the Panamerican to the 3 large malls with the 24 hour supermarkets, restaurants, banks etc. For the few times that we went to Coronado to pick up things, the front security or managers were awesome enough to call a taxi for us and it would come in 5 minutes during the day. We cooked at home every day in the spacious kitchen with full sized fridge. The ice maker was awesome on those hot days! You have all the basic tools to make and eat your meals. In addition, a gas BBQ with side burner is on the balcony. One of the only units that have it seems! Perfect for grilling everything from sausages, steaks and homemade hamburgers to the fresh fish and langostinos purchased from the local fisherman just a 10 minute walk along the beach (or inside roads if the tide is up). That totally made our trip actually. We have stayed in numerous rentals over the year and none had this feature. Two air conditioners installed in the living room and bedroom was appreciated although we only used it once as we preferred to have the fresh ocean air blow in. However there are ceiling fans (1 in the living room, 2 in the bedroom, 1 on balcony) that are perfect so that you won't have to draw too much power using the air con if you don't wish to. The wifi internet connection worked sufficiently for us as we are somewhat addicted to the net! You can be connected in all areas of the house including the balcony. Hot water is on demand in the bathroom however we took mostly cold showers to refresh ourselves. If you want to have an almost private beach to yourself just outside your window, you have it here. The pool and amenities are barely used. Good equipment at the gym. We would love to come back again!"
    Guest: Maria Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 11, 2014
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  • Beach Vacation

    "We stayed at Moti and Susan's place in May. We loved the place and the experience of living by the ocean. The pictures just don't do it justice. It's a beautiful modern escape property with gorgeous ocean views. We grilled fresh fish we bought from the fishermen on the beach and ate romantic dinners on the balcony just listening to the waves."
    Guest: Mord Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • A fun time was had by all

    "My husband and I just spent two months at this rental. Booking the unit was easy and Amy was very responsive and easy to work with. She answered several questions before we booked. We had an amazing time at Playa Serena. The grounds and condo were meticulously kept and staff was very friendly. Hearing the waves right outside 24/7 was amazing and very relaxing and the view of the ocean from the balcony was breathtaking. We swam in the ocean or the pool or both almost every day. Some days the ocean was warmer than the pool. The photos accurately reflect the apartment and we had most everything we needed. There was good cookware for making our own meals and plenty of silverware and dishes. A few of the kitchen utensils are in need of replacement but we did fine preparing meals. The unit was very comfortable and neighbors in the building were friendly and helpful. We did not have a car but figured out the bus system fairly quickly and got around fine. The view out the balcony was surreal. Palm trees, ocean waves and the pool. What better way to relax. We loved having morning coffee or evening pineapple smoothies on the balcony. We made several trips (by bus) to the mercado and fish market in Rio Hato and had fresh fish frequently. Shopping in Coronado was easy by bus or a $5 taxi ride and the variety of stores had everything we needed. Gorgona is a small fishing village with an expat presence but the real expat population is in Coronado. We liked being close enough to get there yet far enough to be in a more quiet setting. We took the buses to Panama City a few times, to the MiraFlores locks (a must see), Albrook Mall, Multilevel Mall and even rode the subway which just started operating in June. We went whale watching, did trivia night at an expat hangout in Coronado and played giant Jenga at La Ruina which is one of the two restaurants within walking distance from the Playa Serena. We are already planning a return to Gorgona and would definitely stay at this unit again."
    Guest: Suzi & Bob Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Infinite Beach and Infinite View from the Infinity Pool

    "I would like to begin my review with the words of gratitude to the owner of the place, Zhenia. She loves her house and makes sure her guests fall in love with it as well. She does an outstanding job at it. You can't help but fall in love with the cottage, with its location, with peace and serenity of nature. The beach that you see on the pictures is a minute away from the house and it is infinite. I jogged for a few miles every morning taking dips in the ocean from time to time. The best workout ever! The house is cozy and homey. The back porch is huge. Darkness falls suddenly in the tropics and promptly at a little past 6 pm. You can meditate sitting on your own back patio counting stars, staring into the infinity of the black sky that is so close to the equator. I bet you find a few different constellations, not like the ones you're used to see at home. The kitchen has all utensils you need to grill fresh fish that you buy from the cooperative (located on the beach on your right). Or even better! They will cook that fish for you right there, at the restaurant next to the cooperative. You will be pleasantly surprised with price of food in Panama. Especially if you shop at the little grocery shops in Gorgona (there are a few there). Coronado is close by. A word of warning: you will have to make a left turn through two lanes of Pan-American freeway (twice!). It always made me nervous. Driving in Panama is a different story and has nothing to do with this review :) Please exercise caution and make sure you have a GPS with UPDATED MAPS. The pool is great. I was there the first week of September and had the entire pool to myself. Most of the time. Infinite delight of the infinity pool. I loved my stay in Gorgona and I loved the house. One feature in particular -- digital lock! I didn't have to carry a key with me on my morning jogs. My infinite thanks to Zhenia again. And my recommendation to everyone -- Gorgona is a nice place to stay in Panama, the villa is a perfect home away from home."
    Guest: Lilian S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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