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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We stayed in Cottage 1 for 10 days at the end of January into February. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny, with no rain but nice breezes at all times. The cottage had A/C but we never needed it. The location is excellent and is on 90 acres on both sides of a scenic river. It's quiet and safe at Rio Encantado, yet you are only 20 minutes from Boquete for shopping and cultural interactions. The weather in Boquete is cooler, rainy or misty much of the time, and quite windy, so we found Rio Encantado to be just right for us. The cottage was beautifully appointed and well made with an excellent kitchen and a gorgeous hand-built shower. The patio had a direct view of Volcan Baru, and we spent many mornings and evenings watching the changing light, rainbows, and stars above the volcano. The pool at Rio Encantado is stellar, clean, with no smell of chlorine. It's big enough to swim laps, yet has a shallow end where you can relax and sit. Walking paths are throughout the property which is beautifully landscaped with many mature tropical beauties. The owner, Frank, is thoughtful, interesting, and just a fine person who loves Panama and cares about the people and culture. We've stayed in many VRBO homes in other Latin American countries and this place is by far the best. Some days we stayed at Rio Encantado and others we drove up into the mountains to hike and it was all just fabulous. You can't go wrong at this place."
Guest: Linda W.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
"From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at home. The property is a very clean, well equipped, very modern and beautiful home that will make one feel very comfortable right away.
The Hosts, Lynn and Gerry, are very helpful in making you feel welcome as well.
The property the home is on is beautiful and home to several species of Panamanian Birds who come to feed on The Longbons' bananas so you get quite a bird show.
Location is perfect to explore the area.
You do need a car to get around.
We were really impressed and are definitely going to go back to stay there if we go to that area again.
Loved every minute of our stay there. The dogs were a treat!
Thank you Lynn and Gerry for your hospitality."
Guest: Mayuri M.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"Our family of 6 stayed here over spring break and had an amazing time. The beach and pools were fantastic and easy to access with the golf cart. Everything was exactly as described. Tamara was so helpful and great to work with in making the reservation. This location is a good base for excursions to El Valle De Anton for zip lining and to Isla Iguana for snorkeling. Having lived in Panama and visited several beaches along the Pacific coast from Gorgona to Playa Blanca, this beach is one of the best. I would definitely recommend this property and hope to return soon!"
Guest: David G.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 2015