Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Caribbean Secluded Beach Front Cottage in Panamá (Colon, Palenque)

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Ocean View Bedrooms w/A/A 10 Beds, 2 1/2 Baths at Front Beach Cottage

“ La Pecera de Leti” in Villa Real at the Caribbean Ocean beach front is a secluded beach house: The tatched roof villa includes 4 bedrooms with two complete bathrooms and one outside shower that accomodates 10 people. The two floor bohio house includes in the first floor: Open Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with a Cable T.V., Outsource to conect your Ipad music, an entertainment Table, a Bathroom and a Terrace surrounding the house at 6 meters from the beach. The second floor includes 4 A/A and/or fans Bedrooms, One with 4 beds, 2 rooms with two twin beds and an adittional one with a Double Bed. It have another full bathroom in the second floor.

The house was built by the owners' family twenty seven years ago with the support of the Afro Antilleans that live in the town nearby. And reconstructed last year 2016. At the house you feel being onboard a cruise ship.

We welcome up to 10 guests to the most beautiful and wild beach house built on 6 hectares of land from which more than half are preserved wild habitats welcoming monkeys and every imaginable bird species including toucans which are typical of the area. During March-April and September-October Seasons you seat to observe the thousand of birds emigrating from south to north and north to south.


Panama is world widely known as 'Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe!' because of its excellent location. It is the only country in the world where you can actually drive from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean) and vice versa in only an hour.

Palenque is a wild paradise located a the Caribbean (Colon uper coast at Sana ISabel, Palenque) driving 2 hours and 15 minutes from Panama City passing through the Portobello National Wild Park. There is a small town located 1.8 kilometers from the beach house where you can find the basic.

The peacefulness of Palenque offers you enjoyable sun bathing days, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, wildlife encounters, bird watching, reading, listening to music, among other activities. Enjoy and relax in any of the hammocks that are waiting for you to witness unbelievable sunrises and sunsets, sometimes enjoy the tropical rain and minutes after the sun shines again! Feel how is to sleep with the sound of waves.

Mid-August till first week of January is considered the high season of our area, due to the south wins blowing the ocean becomes very calm. Due to Panama geographical position there is no hurricanes. You will be able to enjoy the warm, sunny and wild islands of Kuna Yala (San Blas) . There's a boat ramp and a 27 feet boat at our property available for rent for you to visit some of the San Blas sand islands. The Kunas are well knows for its natural way of living, running their own laws and the manufacturing of the famous 'molas”. You will also be able to rent it one day for a fishing experience near the area of Palenque. *The charge will be included in the contract. Reimburse will only be done if the boat for weather reasons can not go out to San Blas or fishing.

You can visit Colon Free Zone to buy the most amazing brands on inexpensive prices, at only one hour and a half drive away from Palenque.

Special Festivities

- The Black Christ Celebration: Every October 21st people from the coastal areas celebrate the famous and world widely known festivity of the Black Christ in which thousands of people walk miles offering sacrifices to this Christ thankful for the blessing they've received.

-The Annual Devils Encounters: During March or April the encounter of Devil’s in Portobello is celebrated by more than 300 people disguised as red and black devils who compete for prizes for best customs.

Arrival and Departure Days

You should leave Panama city at 9:00 A.M. on your departure day to Palenque. On the way, there should be a short stop at Portobello for you to enjoy Portobello’s Historical Ancient Ruins. You can take pictures and video images, as you wish. The lunch will be at a restaurant near Portobello. On the last day the trip back should be the latest al 3:00 P.M.

INTERCHANGE: I may be interested in interchange vacation with other properties located in Toscana, Italy, Sicilia, Irlanda.

LAND: There is availability to sell ocean front land.


More Details

Leticia Arias
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Leticia Arias

Leticia de Arias, I am a lawyer and a businesswoman. I have done many projects in my life specially during the five years I dedicated to the Social work in Panama thru the Presidential Palace of Panama. One of the most interesting that I will always remember was organizing Luciano Pavarotti performing in Panama. I had the opportunity to host Luciano during his stay in Panama City. My Husband Hernán is the president of APPES (Panamanian Association for Submarine Fishing), Secretary General of the Roberto Kelly Foundation (Base-Ball Star). His sport is Free Diving and played Base and Soft Ball as a hobby during all his life. Our son and oldest daughter attended Business School at American University in Washington DC and the youngest daughter attended Law at Columbia University in NYC.

Leticia Arias purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Leticia Arias chose Palenque

Thirty Six years ago during a diving wild trip to the area, we felt in love with Palenque and stayed since 1978 when there was not a road to get there. By those times we went by boat from the town of Portobelo to Nombre de Dios and from there to Palenque until 1984 when we could make it thru the wildness in almost 12 hours of traveling. Today there is a nice road 2 1/2 hours from Panama city. We had the blessing of God to be able to buy this amazing piece of land that we decided to share with other people that loves nature and ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

The best of all: you will enjoy the 100% view to the Ocean from the house, a very secluded 'private beach' where you can even swim in the nights with the lighting we have instaled. You have to be wild and love the water, the ocean, the breeze, the caribbean rain, the sun and the quietness of the nights and stars... the smell of the plenty enjoy Palenque.


Palenque Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:30 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Is a Garden shower to use when going out of the beach.
  • 2 complete Badrooms. One is located on the first floor and the second one upstair were the rooms are and 1 Outside Shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Ocean View - with A/A - 4 regular twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Front Beach room - A/C and fans - Twin beds are small
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean View Room - A/C and Fan - 2 small Twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Front Beach A/C and Fan
  • Front Beach Bedroom with a double bed. Front Beach Bedroon with two small Twin beds. Ocean View Bedroom with two Twin Beds. Back Room with 4 Regular Twin Beds. A crib.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
'Hammocks', 'Two amazing private beaches surrounds the property', 'Cleaning service and cooking support at the kitchen is provided for a regular 10-15% Tip'. 10% in advance with the payments to the owner and the 5% reamaining is appreciated directly to the housekeepers before leaving the property.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Caribbean Secluded Beach Front Cottage in Panamá (Colon, Palenque)
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A must stay! Gorgeous view! Sparkling gem with great attention to detail on grounds and inside.

  • 5 of 5

I could rave about this property all day! The grounds are beautiful with two sets of shaded loungers with cushions and several other outdoor chairs, benches and two large table and chairs for dining outside. Ocean toys and rafts. Tiled outdoor shower in the shape of a snail. Beautiful tile and accents of shells on the downstairs floors and porches throughout. The grounds are carefully tended and have flowers and a beautiful stand of grass over the entire property. Swallows fly over the grass in the mornings catching bugs and at night there is a huge spotlight for watching waves. We took a flashlight and peered into the waters and saw lobster and fish at night. The house was built in 1979 and refurbished in 2016 and it is just as beautiful inside as out. The house is filled with several comfortable places to sit about and a large table that can seat 10 with a splendid view over the water. Kitchen and pantry with anything you could ever need. Bedrooms are fresh, cheery and all have air conditioning. Tomas and his wife took great care of us and also prepared our meals when we wanted.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love your enjoying our property. We try to please as much as we can, keep the property including the beach very clean and we really appreciate when people have good time. Palenque is a very secluded spot and if you want to rest and live with nature, this is the place. As you said: The ocean, the green and hope you had the oportunity to see and or hear the howler monkies in the backyard... From late march to May and from September to early November you can see and feel the inmigration of birds and butterflies that passes all around the house. Thanks for your review, seems that you really enjoyed! and hope you come back soon! Leticia
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing! This place is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was picture perfect! We loved everything about it... Highly recommended to anybody looking to bond with nature in a very confortable atmosphere and, at the same time, have peace of mind in a secluded piece of paradise!

Its a magical place!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

THE BEST! This means we had a great time, the sun was delicious, the property clean and beautiful, the ocean breeze, the water... the sunsets, the housekeepers very nice people, respectful and proper couple. This is really a hide away!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely Ideal!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredibly wonderful long weekend here! My husband's friend from high school had been here before and planned a couple's trip so that we could all relax and enjoy private beach time with friends and family. Each of us went with our young sons (all basically 2 years old) and this location was perfect. The bay is calm, the breeze is so refreshing. Great for children as there is so much space -- for building sand castles, running around, kicking a beach ball, playing with hoses, etc. What was so great as well was that although we were 3 couples with young children, we never felt crowded -- we could either all hang out as a group or go off exploring separately. The kitchen is open and easy to manoeuvre -- it was an absolute delight to cook with the wood burning barbecue. The staff (Berna and Tomás) were so helpful! Will definitely go back! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience with the caribbean beach all for yourself! Kids will love it. Great for snorkling, walking on reefs, or just watching the view. A Paradise very close to Panama City. Support is great with a lovely couple who helps with the overall cleaning and services. Cant wait to get back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome Guilherme. Hope you had nice sty the two times you have been in the property this year. It is a pleasure.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Memorables vacaciones

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos en esta cabaña por casi una semana y nos encantó el lugar. Nos tocó una época de mar de leva con mucho viento y olas (estuvimos a principios de enero), así que el mar no estaba tan calmado como en las fotos y sólo pudimos meternos al mar los últimos dos días. Sin embargo estuvimos felices, la casa está rodeada de mar y ofrece espacios muy agradables interiores y exteriores para pasar el día y disfrutar del bellísimo paisaje.

No tiene playas porque son acantilados y rocas, el acceso al mar es por escaleras como en una piscina y alrededor hay un pasto muy bien cuidado que rodea la casa donde pudimos dedicarnos a la contemplación, la lectura y el descanso, además en total privacidad!

La casa es rústica pero cómoda para dos y hasta tres familias (con niños pequeños o parejas solas). Cuenta con todo lo necesario para cocinar, juegos y entretenimiento y música. Los dos baños son compartidos para todos los cuartos. También estuvimos atendidos por una pareja muy atenta que nos ayudó a cocinar y estuvo pendiente de la limpieza.

En nuestro caso alquilamos carro en Panamá y aunque nos recomendaron 4X4, un automovil pequeño puede acceder sin ningún problema.

En conclusión totalmente recomendada! Además los propietarios son muy amables, de fácil contacto y están pendientes todo el tiempo de que todo esté perfectamente bien. Nosotros regresaríamos felices en nuestro próximo viaje a Panamá.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas gracias por sus lindos comentarios Juanita, ojala puedan regresar en la termporada de calma entre Julio y Diciembre para que puedan gozar mucho mas del mar. Saludos.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
149.8 Kilometres
Tocumen International Airport
Car: necessary

'Smooking only allowed outside in the terraces of the property', ideal for children of course under parental guardianship', 'Laundry and Ironing: The service is not included but the housekeeper can do it for a gratuity' additional to the 5% Tip


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Payments should be done through a direct wire transfer deposit to the Landlords Bank account.
Once the rental is accepted by the traveler, the landlord will forward two forms to be completed with the information of the tenant and their guests. This document should be returned within two weeks of receiving.
Additional service fee of $70.00 a day should be included in the payment and before you leave the property a 5% minimum tip to the housekeeping staff is greatly appreciated.
Our payment method is as follows: 50% in advance at Booking and the remaining balance 30 days prior to Check-In.
REFUND POLICYS: We do not refund payments, however will allow tenant to change rental days based on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties