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Recent Panama reviews

  • Golf, Rest, and Relaxation!

    "This is a lovely condo, with a view that is absolutely incredible! I was here for a month and loved it. The facility is very, very quiet and peaceful, on weekends it pickups up only a little. Graciela, the contact person, was super responsive, always available via phone or email, and quite helpful. The owner was easy as pie to deal with, I've never had a rental transaction be so uncomplicated. The golf was wonderful! The staff at the golf course all made me feel welcome and it is a good and well thought out course! Now some downsides of the the condo: since I spent most of my time on the very spacious balcony, (reading a history of the canal while watching it!) including a daily long yoga session, it REALLY NEEDS A NEW PATIO SET! Forget the umbrella which is not usable in the wind, something new and not rusty. The walls need painting or at least some touch up work. A few larger pictures would add so much as there is no interest in terms of the walls. Just a bit more interest in the decor, the structure of the condo itself (granite, etc.) is lovely. All in all though, it is a wonderful place with a superb view plus a golf course!!! I would not hesitate to rent again or to recommend it."
    Guest: Dorothy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Beach Holiday

    "We were looking for a beach getaway for a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and this was the perfect fit. We had the beautiful beach all to ourselves. The water was warm, the sunrises and sunsets beautiful and the neighbors very friendly. The managers on site were more than helpful. The boutique hotel in this gated community served fantastic food and the atmosphere was romantic. The villa was well equipped for the three couples and we enjoyed the privacy of the gated community."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • 10 Wonderful Days at PVQ

    "Just back from a fantastic 10 days at PVQ! Seven of us (all middle-age adults) stayed in the 4 bedroom apartment and everyday someone mentioned what a great location it was - and individuals in our group are not shy about voicing displeasure if they don’t like something. My initial concern in booking the space was that it would be too cramped for 7 people. But there was plenty of space for us to hang out together in the main living area, or to spread out by going to the covered patio area and pool in the back. The bedrooms were very nice, and the kitchen was large enough for several of us to work in as we prepared communal meals. The kitchen was well supplied with equipment - the only thing we didn't have was a whisk to mix pancake batter, and when we mentioned that in passing, a whisk was dropped off the next day. It was great hanging up the hammocks on the patio and relaxing with the breeze blowing and the birds calling, watching the sun set behind the trees. I regret we didn't take more advantage of the patio by using the barbecue grill! The level of service and attention given us by housekeeping staff and, in particular, by Karolina, the property manager, was phenomenal. Karolina answered so many of our questions - before we arrived and during the course of our stay - and helped us get our bearings and feel comfortable in our travel our the city. We used Francisco and Jorge as our drivers on different occasions and both were great. Bob, the owner, was also there while we were and was extremely help, service-oriented and just a pleasure to talk to. I think I speak for our group when I say, beyond loving the accommodations and the location, we felt like we were staying in the home of friends. Individuals in our group are already talking about coming back to Panama, and PVQ specifically. Thanks Bob and Karolina and staff! The New Jersey Friends"
    Guest: Ollie H. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Absolutley beautiful place on Isla Colon!

    "The property and the house are truly amazing, beautifully manicured and cared for. No one around, just the sound of parrots and crashing waves. The private beach is amazing, soft sand and warm ocean breezes. Rarely did we see another person, we loved the privacy and tranquility of the grounds. The two dogs are well behaved and fun to play with. There is a fresh water lagoon down the beach that is simply spectacular. We could have spent our entire week there and we were most pleased with Gundala & Dave, our host. Looking forward to visit the site again - thanks for the great time! Vera & Marc and Jo"
    Guest: Marc R. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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Pearl Islands Travel Tips

Getting to Pearl Island Vacation Rentals

The Pearl Islands are located just south of Panama City in Panama. Two local airlines have regularly scheduled flights to the mainland from the islands of Contadora, San Jose and Del Rey. The smaller islands in the archipelago can be reached by boat. The flights from Panama City take approximately 15 minutes, depending on what type of plane you are flying in. Most often twin prop engine planes are used. Panama City International Airport hosts most major airlines from both North and South America. Several European airlines also operate weekly flights to Panama. From North America, you can route via Miami, Atlanta or Houston.

Things to See and Do near Pearl Islands Beach Houses

The Pearl Islands are a tropical paradise. Lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and warm waters make it a fantastic island destination. A main attraction in the area is scuba diving. Dive shops have regular charters going out to the various dive sites. You can choose from everything from wrecks to coral walls and colorful bommies. The coral walls are amazing and the marine life is abundant. The crystal clear visibility and the warm water temperatures make it an underwater photographer’s dream. For those that don’t have a diving certification, you can still explore the reefs on a snorkeling trip. These are often combined with cruises and island sightseeing trips. In season, there are whale watching trips out in the bay. These gentle giants come to the calm island waters to breed. Often, you can see them playing in the surf with their young, breaching and flapping their enormous tails. A great way to meet and interact with the locals is to visit the markets, shops and local restaurants. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the food is excellent.

Travelers to Pearl Islands Villas

People who travel to the Pearl Islands are those that enjoy sunshine, nature and the outdoors. It is a place where you can take off your shoes, stroll barefoot along the beach sand, and sip on cocktails as you watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. There isn’t much of a rush to do anything here. It’s the perfect destination to escape from the bustle of corporate life. The birdlife of the islands is prolific and bird watching enthusiasts will be able to add many species to their list of sightings. Divers can enjoy the underwater treasures that the island has to offer. Travelers who enjoy hiking can explore the many nature trails around the islands. With a short boat ride, you can visit the neighboring islands and explore their rainforest treasures as well.

Island Style Panama Vacation Rentals on Pearl Islands

Many of the vacation homes are located on Contadora which is the largest of the Pearl Islands. The island has numerous villas clustered together on its coastline that make up resorts. Some things you can be guaranteed of on the Pearl Islands are the magnificent ocean scenery and clear night skies. Some visitors comment that sitting out on the deck at night is like being in your own private observatory. The stars are so numerous you sometimes feel you can reach up and scoop a handful of them. The villas are stylishly and comfortably furnished. Many have open decks or patios where you can dine outdoors, relax in a hammock or simply enjoy the spectacular views. Often, the vacation homes are a short walk from the beach, shops or restaurants. No need for a car when you are staying on the Pearl Islands. There is a relaxed vibe on the islands and the beautiful natural surroundings make it a perfect vacation destination.

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