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Recent Panama reviews

  • Our Trip

    "Our stay was wonderful! The owners were very helpful in answering all of our questions and providing ideas of things to do. The house was really spacious and clean and had an amazing view of the ocean. It was particularly peaceful to sit on the deck at the end of the day and enjoy the sunset and view while listening to jungle sounds. The pool was also fun for our children for a break from the ocean. I highly recommend getting a golf cart as that made trips to the beach, restaurants and dock quick and easy. We also found it was easy to plan and do activities. The staff was very helpful when we needed things and wanted to schedule tours. We went surfing, scuba diving, zip lining and took a day trip to Zapatillos Island, which was remote and beautiful. There was no shortage of activities which made the trip very fun with teenagers. I highly recommend this villa."
    Guest: thomp Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 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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  • Wonderful place!

    "We just checked out after three wonderful days in this quaint little place. After spending 7 days in the hustle and bustle of Panama City, this was a wonderful spot to relax in peace and quiet. The place is well appointed with a complete kitchen for making meals. Grocery store El Rey is well stocked. Love the large room with several beds for family. Lots of movies, games and cards to keep everyone occupied. My only recommendation would be ti install a fan in master bedroom. We weren't lucky enough to have the cool weather that El Valle is famous for. We will definitely try to rent again."
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • 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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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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