Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Why Owner chose Palo Grande
We used to vacation in Troncones, Mexico which was very similar to Playa La Barqueta. When we arrived here late in 2008 we discovered the bottom corner unit available for sale and made the decision to buy it. We absolutely love it and relish the privacy. We installed a swinging gate on our patio which allows us to enter the condo from the sidewalk AND its only a 30 second walk to the restaurant next door. We have extensively explored the area by bicycle and have kayaked the refuge lagoon system and have placed maps on our website of some nearby kayak and bike rides to take. We hope others discover this wonderful paradise and can get out and explore the Barqueta Refuge next door.
What makes this Condo unique
We are avid cyclists and kayakers. After spending 2 months here we have barely touched upon all the possible kayak and bicycle opportunities. Richard has been actively recording all his GPS tracklogs while cycling and kayaking and can provide GPS coordinates to many landmarks. We enjoy a late afternoon ride to the La Siesta for a cool drink and to dance or continue a few miles further to the Tablado for a fruit smoothie. The people here are the friendliest we have ever met and we feel totally safe wherever we travel.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Had a great time at this well appointed condo.
We recently stayed at this awesome condo in Panama. It is beautifully decorated and has all the items needed for a comfortable and relaxing vacation.
Thank you so much. We hope to see you another vacation! I am glad you felt this condo had everything to make your stay comfortable.
Great beach getaway
We are a family of 5 who recently stayed in Nina's condo and were completely happy with our stay! It's a great unit with 3 bedrooms and plenty of common space. We loved the deck that looks right onto the beach and that you're only steps from the pool. It's crazy hot there so the air conditioning was essential and it worked perfectly. The grounds are neat and tidy, you feel safe and the beach is stunning! It's not a swimming beach but it's breathtaking!
I would give this 5 stars if the road getting to the area was better and it had a convenience store on or near the property with some basic staples like milk, eggs, bread... As well because the road is so bad coming into it, they encourage you to be back before dark. So not entirely ideal if you're wanting to explore other areas. It's a gorgeous spot but it's isolated. So as long as you get groceries before you arrive and are ok with being home before dark, you'll love it!
As well, Nina was great to deal with. Responding fast when emailed, and same with her friend who manages on site. Very helpful and informative.
Thanks so much for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the condo and beautiful beach. We hear that road upgrades are planned for the area! There are basic staples in the mom and pop store a few miles away but you are right that the closest grocery store is about 12 miles from the beach. Maybe we'll see you another time in our little remote area of Panama.
Wonderfully appointed condo, very homey all the extras for the adventurer!
We had a wonderful stay at Playa Barqueta in this condo. It is very comfortable and modern and tastefully decorated. Great air conditioning, modern appliances, comfortable beds, quick access to the beach and the pool, we couldn't have asked for more. We really appreciated having the bikes and kayaks available and took full advantage. There is also an excellent restaurant next door. This area of Panama is great for biking, kayaking and birding and close to the highlands of Cerro Punta and Volcan Baru. We are already planning our next trip to Panama and will definitely stay here again. Thanks!
Exactly as Advertised, Exactly what we needed!
The location was fabulous, right on the ocean and near but not directly in front of the olympic-sized pool so it was not too noisy. We were only steps to the soft sand beach and could hear the waves all through the day on that porch and all night while we slept. The condo was larger than the pictures show and we had plenty of space for our family of four to spread out. The master and all the other rooms were tastefully decorated and we could see the pride of ownership show throughout. Our host was extremely thoughtful and the instructions and helpful hints made for a great Christmas/New Year’s stay. Fireworks right on the beach! The location was secluded so that there were not mobs of other people, but there were enough other guests around which made you feel safe. The owner's local manager took care of all our needs perfectly. Las Brisas del Mar was definitely a great place to unwind and reconnect.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We do take great pride in our condo and the area. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are coming back!
could not have asked for more.
Excellent condo completely equipped with all one would need to truly feel at home. The condo was a fantastic place to stay. Comfortable with every thing you need to kick back and enjoy the pool ocean and surrounding area. Would not hesitate to stay again.
Great Stay at Playa La Barqueta
I spent a week with family in Playa La Barqueta and Nina's condo is the perfect place to stay. One may expect in a rental that the furnishings will be sub-par but in this condo, that is NOT the case. Each room is wonderfully furnished and uniquely decorated. This condo makes you feel at home. The kitchen has everything you'd want minus the actual food which can be bought at a local grocery store in David and the dishwasher and w/d were very nice to have. We had family staying elsewhere in Playa La Barqueta and they had several problems with their villa (incessant bugs INSIDE the villa; an inoperable washer/dryer; A/C not being efficient enough) but we had none of these problems at the condo. The condo is perfectly situated on the ground floor which is helpful when bringing in luggage and other items, and it is nice with the ocean breezes. Seriously, after playing tennis and also hanging out on the balcony, there must a 10 degree difference which is really refreshing. We visited in late May 2015 which is rainy season, and as we noticed, also a very quiet time of year. We basically had the common areas to ourselves, although be forewarned if you want to play tennis or have access to the sauna (even if there is literally nobody else around), the staff at Las Olas will initially say you must pay a fee (they told us $15/day), but once you provide the owners name they will grant you "access" via a wristband.
There is a lot to do in this area, even during quieter seasons such as late May. We walked on the beach, played tennis, swam in the pool and then spent most of our time elsewhere in and around Boquete. We hiked the highest peak in Panama (Volcan Baru), went ziplining at the Boquete Tree Trek, and did a coffee tour at Cafe Ruiz (with Carlos, an amazing tour guide). Overall, we just wish our stay in the area had been longer, but with that being said, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nina's condo or Playa La Barqueta for a nice, quiet, relaxing vacation literally ON the beach.
The owners are avid cyclists and kayakers and can help with planning activities during your stay. Horse back riding is available.