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Recent Panama reviews

  • Spacious apartment in a perfect location!

    "Thank you for a great vacation! We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival by how spacious, clean, and nice the apartment was. It was in a great location right next to the palace (extra safe with guards right on the corner) with some of the best restaurants and bars right out our doorstep. We enjoyed wandering around the area as the architecture in Casco is breathtaking. It is a long, but beautiful walk to downtown Panama City and you can hail cabs right outside your door for a quick and cheap trip to downtown Panama City and even the canal. Richard helped us with transportation from the airport and the service they booked was so amazing, we felt at home from the second we got off the plane. We fell in love with the area and will definitely return!"
    Guest: Meagan H. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 19, 2014
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  • Very clean unit on amazing island

    "We stayed at this unit for 3 nights, absolutely fantastic! All 3 bedrooms are upstairs which had AC making for great nights sleep. It was very clean and comfortable. It made for a very enjoyable trip!"
    Guest: Laabser Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Oasis in a Jungle

    "We spent a month this past June 2014 in Panama, and we stayed at El Rio Encantado. We arrived late in the afternoon and Frank, the owner, showed us the way to our cabin, which was cottage 2 where we stayed for the first two weeks, then we moved to cottage 3 for another two weeks and on our last day, we stayed at the guest house. There are 3 cottages, a Guest House, the owner's house and a beautiful tree house (Frank's pride) under construction, which when finished, will have a zip line to cross the river. All cottages were clean and well-equipped. The Guest House is the smallest of all the units. This property is located on the road to Caldera and the river of the same name runs through it. Frank did a good job turning Rio Encantado into a civilized jungle complete with electric gate at the entrance, private roads, lit up pathways and stairs, a big swimming pool and manicured gardens turning a rugged terrain of land, river, waterfall and swimming holes into a designer jungle. What is amazing is that depending on where you are within this property, you can experience different micro climates. Frank's house and the Guest House sit at the entrance of the property with a lookout overlooking his resort and the swimming pool below. The climate there is warm and dry as it is at the highest point in the property. The climate in cottage 2 is warm and humid as it sits half way down the valley and it is under a dense canopy of trees. Cottage 3 is all the way down on the river, the climate there is dry and fresh as the sun comes through the foliage together with a gentle breeze. We were lucky we got to stay in different cottages except for cottage 1 and experienced these subtle but different micro climates, all within walking distance of each other but far enough to allow for privacy. The place was an oasis after a busy day out in town. Frank invited us for dinner in various occasion; once for BBQ hamburgers, the meat was good but the bread was burned. Later on, we learned that he never cooks because he doesn't know how to. So we thank you Frank for trying. On our last day, Frank invited us for a wonderful three course dinner prepared by Pablo, who is Frank's personal chef. Frank and his staff ( Jose and Rebecca) are excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay and their hospitality. We would definitely recommend Rio Encantado to our friends."
    Guest: Cristina W Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Adkins Family

    "What a great get away! We had a wonderful family vacation over the Christmas Holiday with our teenage and young adult children. Everyone had a wonderful time. The community was great, very relaxing and not too over developed. Easy drives to stores, shopping and interesting sites. The local fish and produce was so fresh. Loved La Ruina, Carlito's, the beach front restaurant in Palamar and the Mexican restaurant, all very close to the house. John and Jane were so easy to work with and even help us with local attractions, restaurant and finding a car rental and surf school. Would rent from them again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Adkins Family Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: February 3, 2014
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