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Recent Panama reviews

  • A (paradise) home away from home!

    "Myself and two friends were making our way across Panama. In the middle of our trip, we were treated with our stay at Bob and Ann's place here in Boca Chica. It was perfectly timed to give us a few relaxing nights in paradise. They have thought of everything to make it extremely accommodating for their guests. Also, I can say (and did when we arrived), the pictures truly don't do it justice. The views are breathtaking, the property is immaculate, and it truly lives up to the hype of a paradise retreat. Hope to come back again!"
    Guest: Jed Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • Even better than expected!

    "I rated our stay 5 stars not because everything was "perfect" (what is?) but because it was better than expected and we were happy we ended up booking this house. We were worried we should stay closer to, or on, Isla Colon but, once we got oriented we realized it didn't really matter. All travel is by boat anyway so being in Salt Creek wasn't a big deal - just budget for the cost of gas for the boat. Sure the boat ride over was a little longer than expected (~35 min) but, we enjoyed it as it gave us our first look at the area. The beach is LITERALLY steps down from the house and it's idyllic: pretty, calm and warm. The Hobie Cat and kayaks were a true bonus and Gregorio's willingness to take us whenever/where ever ensured we never felt "stuck". It's also on the edge of the forest so, we went for a BIG hike to a bat cave with one of the villagers and got to really see/hear/smell a beautiful rainforest. I wouldn't pay any mind to that whiny review posted earlier either (they should never have gone to an eco-house in a national park if they were more concerned about air conditioning and bugs! In a RAINFOREST...go figure!) The power and hot water were reliable for us; open windows + ceiling fans provided all the breezes for cooling down we needed. Plenty of towels were provided and the kitchen was well-stocked with equipment. Sure, the stove-top coffee maker could use a replacement, but it worked just fine. We were happy we brought in a thorough supply of groceries though and you should assume you need to bring EVERYTHING in including lots of water. Got topped up with some goodies from the locals (mmm! fresh fish, coco bread + young coconuts!). Really sweet people, neither pushy nor greedy, just earthy and gentle and ask fair prices for their goods or services. The porch offered wonderful sunrise AND sunset views and we enjoyed going for big walks down the beach. Unfortunately, the visibility of the water wasn't great while we were there, but that's just nature. Regardless, you can just walk into water with a sandy bottom and then rinse off at the handy outdoor shower. We simply approached this house as a "tropical cottage": a nice, well laid out, comfortable rental that was just what we were looking for to get away from it all. BE WARNED! The no-see-ums were RUTHLESS from dusk until about 8 PM! Get coconut oil from locals IMMEDIATELY! Albert, thanks for lending your house and you are very lucky to have a loyal assistant like Gregorio. What a sweet man!"
    Guest: N A. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 6, 2014
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  • Fabulous experience

    "We rented this condo for a month this past Winter and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. The property was wonderful and Ken (the owner) was great to deal with. The setting is not only beautiful, but quiet and secluded as well. With more than 50 condos on the property we were amazed that we had the pool pretty much to ourselves most of the day prior to about 3:00 PM. Everything you could want or need is available in the condo, and all is in good order. The location is rather secluded and you will definitely want to have a car of your own, not only to explore the country, but also to go out for meals and all forms of shopping. There are a couple of restaurants within a short walking distance but you will certainly want to extend your experiences beyond this. David offers some nice food markets and restaurants, and the prices are some of the best you will see anywhere. Exploring Panama can be an exciting experience and you will need patience. If you are a hesitant driver you will require therapy when you return home. Panamanian drivers are a challenge to deal with and you will need to be aggressive to cope successfully. Also quite problematic is the fact that a very high percentage of streets have no signs, so you will seldom know where you are and maps and map programs for your GPS will most likely not serve you very well. Also you will find that English is not spoken by many locals, even those who deal in different segments of the 'tourist' industry. Overall I can only give a 5 star rating to the property and owner. If you are seeking a quiet, tropical, relaxing atmosphere, this is the place to be!"
    Guest: Dan S. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Your own slice of paradise

    "My wife & I stayed at Casa Roca for a week for our honeymoon. In a word...AWESOME! The pictures do not do this place justice. Pior to our stay at Casa Roca we stayed in town on Isla Colon. The main town is fun but can be loud in the evenings (take note families). The walk to the house is BEAUTIFUL, I've seen other reviews mentioning that it was difficult at times but it was something I really enjoyed because you're walking right along the shore & there is a jungle canopy over the trail for the entire walk, which, by the way is only a couple hundred yards from the town center. You do however want to bring a flashlight if you plan to walk it at night. The house exceded our expectations. The entire front has 4 huge accordian doors that open up to a great room. Even during the heat of the day the breeze off the ocean keep everything cool. As mentioned in other reviews, Antonio (the caretaker for the property) is great, we actually had him over for dinner one night. Tyson (the property manager) was very helpful as well. Jerry (the owner of the house) is super cool & totally easy to work with. If you want to chill & just enjoy the beauty of Bocas Del Toro this is the place to do it. We already plan to return there next year & we plan to stay at Casa Roca the entire time!"
    Guest: Bowlie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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Panama Travel Tips

Getting to Panama Vacation Rentals

The Tocumen International Airport in Panama City is located not far from the city center. Because of the rapid expansion of the city in recent decades, roads and traffic can be particularly chaotic and you need to allow for additional time to get to and from the airport. Panama City Airport hosts most major North American, South American and European Airlines. There are regular daily scheduled flights that link Panama City with other major cities in the United States and neighboring countries. If you are traveling to a region outside of Panama City such as Bocas Del Toro, you will need to get a domestic connection from the Marcos A. Gelabert Regional Airport. This is the airport that hosts most regional flights to the rest of Panama. In Panama, the best way to get around is by taxi. Car rental is not recommended unless you are traveling in more remote areas.

Panama Travel Attractions

The Panama Canal is a major engineering feat and one of the country’s biggest attractions. You can visit the Miaflores Visitors Center and join a guided tour explaining the history, construction and modern-day operations of the canal. Then while enjoying lunch or a cup of coffee at the restaurant, you can watch the locks operating and see the ships passing through. Half-day and full-day cruises on the canal will take you through a number of locks.

Panama City has a number of interesting landmarks and museums. Most are open throughout the year and provide interesting and unique insights into Panama’s history and culture. Unfortunately, not all museums have both English and Spanish transcriptions on their exhibits so it is sometimes useful to have a Spanish-speaking guide with you. The Old City is known as the Panama-Viejo. This is original site of the first settlement in Panama. The city was once a base for Spanish conquests but was destroyed by fire in 1671 when it came under attack of the famous English pirate Henry Morgan. The historical heart of Panama City is the Casco-Viejo. Here, you can see some colonial architectural masterpieces. Browse the shops and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the street cafés.

The Bocas Del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands that is a marine paradise. Home to the first nature reserve in Panama, the islands offer a quiet retreat where you can forget all about corporate city life for a while. There are excellent diving and snorkeling on the islands. Many have great beach breaks and are popular surfing spots. Birdwatching is a favorite pastime and you can spend many leisurely hours on the beachfront.

Stylish Comforts at Panama Beach Houses

If you want a truly relaxing vacation then rent one of the beach houses in Panama. Enjoy a quiet rural ambience and have a vacation where you can put your feet up and do whatever you please. Stroll down to the local restaurant for lunch and enjoy a home-cooked seafood meal. In the evening, you can enjoy sundowners on the deck as the sun sets behind you. The homes are either cozy cottages or more spacious homes depending on your rental requirements. Living areas are comfortable and rooms are tastefully furnished.

Seasons to Visit Bocas Del Toro Vacation Rentals in Panama

The dry season in Panama occurs between February and April and again between September and October. This coincides with the more popular tourist season. In general, Panama experiences a year-round warm tropical climate with average annual temperatures around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

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