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Spectacular, Luxury Oceanfront Condo in Rio Mar, Panama

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Condo With Striking Ocean Views And Mountain View

Completed in November 2013, this luxury condo is located on the Pacific coast in one of the most sought after gated developments in all of Panama, Riomar. Riomar is a private community on a secluded, white and black sand beach, with restaurant/bar, spa, sauna, and fitness room on the grounds. About an hour outside of Panama City, Riomar offers a spectacular ocean front location, in a relaxing, quiet environment.

The condo is luxuriously furnished with new, high quality furniture throughout the unit. In addition to central air throughout the unit, the unit has ceiling fans in every bedroom, living room, and on the deck, providing a cool, refreshing environment. The building concierge is available 24X7X365.

The living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and balcony offer spectacular views of the ocean. From the balcony, you can watch the sunrise in the morning over the Pacific Ocean, and set in the evening. From the two guest bedrooms you can see the oceans and the mountains. We thoughtfully stocked the kitchen with the same cooking utensils that we use in our home kitchen. This new luxury condo includes:

- Master Bedroom with King Bed (2 Sets of linens)

- Master Bathroom / Walk-in Closet

- Bedroom 2 with 1 Queen Bed (2 Sets of linens)

- Bedroom 3 features 2 Twin Beds (2 Sets of linens/Bed)

- Roller shades in Living Room, Dinning Room and Master Bedroom

- Blackout Shades in Master Bedroom and Both Guest Bedrooms

- New, Full Size LG Washer/Dryer in Unit

- Collapsible Drying Rack in Utility Room

- Bathing Suit Drying Line in Guest Bathroom

- Cable TV in Living Room / Master Bedroom

- High-speed Wireless Internet

We purchased our condo in the preconstruction stage and were able to make a few modifications to the plans that you will not find in the other units. There is a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom. We added pendant lights over the kitchen counter, and additional outlets in the living/dining area. Each of the bathrooms has an additional light in the shower for increased visibility as well as the standard vanity lights and ceiling light by the sink. We also paid to have the hot water heater rewired to support the largest on-demand unit we could find -- a 19 liter tank that allows you to use both showers at the same time! Finally, during our recent visit we upgraded the washer / dryer to a full size, energy efficient unit!

The manicured grounds include tropical gardens with 3 infinity pools and wading pool. The pool area includes a variety of deck chairs, lounge chairs, tables, as well as shaded lounge seating. The fitness center is equipped with a variety of professional exercise machines. While at the pool or gym, you can stay connected on the wireless internet that is available. The spa offers top-notch masseuses, jacuzzi, mineral bath, and sauna. For the kids, there is playground equipment and a trampoline available next to the pool.

Playa el Palmar, one of Panama’s most famous surfing communities is only five minutes away. In Palmar you can rent surfboards, take lessons from great teachers, enjoy the surf and relax from one of the beach side bars/restaurants. In Coronado (10K Away) you can find a number of great restaurants, four grocery stores (Riba Smith caters to expats), and a 24-hour hospital / medical clinic. In addition to many other activities, in Coronado you can golf, play tennis, horseback ride or go to a casino.

El Valle (30K Away) you can find an artisans market, petroglyphs, hiking, zip lines, horseback riding, ATV tours, bird watching, and hot springs.

More Details

Property Manager
Deirdre Haft
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Deirdre Haft

We live in Washington, DC area. We have been travelling to central America for over 10 years looking for our perfect future retirement getaway.

Deirdre Haft purchased this condo in 2013

Why Deirdre Haft chose Río Mar

We chose Riomar because of the serene setting, quiet beauty, and amazing beaches. In addition, the condo is located in the dry arc, an area that gets less rain than other comparable areas in Panama--more time to enjoy the sun.

In addition, Copa airlines (United Partner) offers direct flights from many North American cities (including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, NYC, Orlando, Tampa, Toronto, Washington, DC, etc.) making travel to Riomar extremely easy and affordable.

What makes this condo unique

At low tide you can walk for miles on the beaches. From our condo, you can hear the ocean waves breaking on the shore, and see the most spectacular sunrise over the Pacific ocean. At night you can open the windows in bedrooms, and enjoy an amazing breeze from the mountains.


Río Mar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Accessed from master bedroom. Has magnifing vanity mirror.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Includes swimsuit drying line in shower.
  • Master and Guest Bathrooms include washcloths (8), hand towels (8), and bath towels (8). In addition, there are eight beach towels located in the Master (2) and Guest Bathrooms (6). There are hair dryers in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Closet with built in drawers. Storage chest in room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet with built in drawers. Storage chest in room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large, walk-in closet with Dresser. Roller / Blackout Shades
  • Master Bedroom has a great view of the ocean/mountains, a large walk-in closet that provides a great place to store your family suitcases. Bedroom 2 and 3 have great view of mountains and ocean. There are two sets of linens for each bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular, Luxury Oceanfront Condo in Rio Mar, Panama
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Riomar ... Our new favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation week to escape our busy lives. We were looking for a quiet, scenic and relaxing location and Riomar hit the spot perfectly. Views from the condo balcony are incredible, property is well maintained, and the pools are very relaxing. Condo exceeded our expectations in every way. Very clean and modern. Owners did a great job with the home decor and I don't think I've ever seen a kitchen so well stocked. Plenty of essentials including spices, pots, pans and appliances. Large washer and dryer were a plus. We were right at home.

Easy to find using owner provided directions. Check in was a breeze, we were poolside within minutes of arrival, sipping drinks from community bar. Kicked us right into vacation mode.

In addition to the pool and beach views we loved starting each day by watching the sunrise, collecting shells and walking on the beach at low tide. The Coranado area had everything we needed with its various restaurants, shopping and grocery stores.

We look forward to our next trip to Riomar.

BTW... feel like I should mention how easy the owners were to work with. They were very responsive to our questions and helped us navigate the resort and Coronado area.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice & Quiet, Somewhat Isolated.

  • 3 of 5

There's a lovely view of the sea from this condo. It is great for bird and surfer watching. I just wish I had known that there was construction going on in the villas below, as it was quite noisy during the day. Not noisy enough to spoil our holiday, but a bit annoying and unexpected.

While our first impressions of the condo were all very favorable, the longer we stayed the more things we noticed needed improvement. The furniture is modern, but heavily used and uncomfortable. The beds were quite hard (some like that, some don't), and the patio furniture needed repair. While these things are somewhat minor, the bigger issue was cleanliness. Once we started to use the bathrooms and the kitchen we noticed things were not clean. We ended up spending several hours washing all of the dishes and kitchen utensils before we were able to use them. The dishwasher had so much food in the drain that it did not work.

While none of these things would be considered a dealbreaker, I believe the issues we noticed would be noticed only by someone who is actually STAYING in the unit. A cursory glance around would not reveal that the dishes and utensils were not clean enough. What I mean to say is the owner probably is unaware of these things. It just needs a good thorough cleaning, otherwise it was good.

This review sounds negative, but despite the cleanliness, we enjoyed it. That's my biggest complaint, and it can easily be rectified.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, but regret that not everything was to your satisfaction. We have furnished our condo with furniture that fits our lifestyle as this is our part-time home. For example, we prefer firm beds, but understand that our guest may not appreciate them. Therefore, both the king and queen beds in the unit have foam mattress pads on them to provide additional comfort. In addition, we pride ourselves on having excellent communication and responsiveness to our guest during their stay. If we had been contacted during the visit we would have immediately had a maid come to the unit to do a thorough cleaning. We also had the broken patio chair fixed immediately after the visit. Based on your feedback we have spoken with our property manager about the cleaning and physically checking furniture, as visually the chair appeared fine. Toward this end, we have also prepared a more detailed checklist that the maid and property manager are now required to complete following each visit and cleaning. In the future, we would encourage any and all guest to contact us immediately if something is not to their satisfaction. We are confident that they will be happy and satisfied by our responsiveness as have several other of our previous guests that have requested our support during their stay.
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Hudson, WI

Lovely condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo was lovely, had every amenity you could want and the owners were wonderful to work with. We received complete instructions for driving from the airport, through the City, to the condo. That was fantastic. Not sure how we'd have made it without all the detailed directions. Check in was very easy and charming local manager. Our only complaint is this is not a god beach. The pools are fantastic, but if it's beach you want, you will probably be disappointed

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thanks for your compliments about our condo and being great guests. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pools at Rio Mar are wonderful. I'm sorry to hear that the beach did not meet your expectations. For us, the beach was one of the major factors influencing our decision to purchase at Rio Mar. We love the secluded beach surrounded by high cliffs and the Rio Calabazo River. We enjoy watching the surfers, body surfers, and swimmers from our balcony. We also love going on long walks during low tide, collecting shells and exploring the many tidal pools and caves in the cliffs.
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Salford Twp., PA

Best Thanksgiving Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Panama and my first view of the Pacific Ocean. We were 5 adults and my two grandchildren. We had a wonderful week, even with a few days of rain, plenty of games and DVDs to keep us occupied. The condo is extremely clean, well maintained with a beautiful updated kitchen. We woke up each day to the amazing sunrise and views of the ocean from the master bedroom and living room. Then we enjoyed the evenings sitting out on the balcony and enjoying the cool night breezes. The kitchen was well stocked; my daughter and I cooked many great meals including our Thanksgiving turkey. And of course, my grandchildren loved the pools, as well as the kid's playground, spent many nights outside. We even took beginning surfing lessons, which was about a mile from the resort, and was so much fun. We found out about horseback riding too late, so we plan to save that for our next visit back. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwood, MA

Beautiful place to relax on Panama's Pacific coast

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Panama, first one to the Coronado area. We wanted a place on the beach where we could relax and de-stress, and we certainly got it! Decorated in a comfy, beachy style it suited our needs to a T. The kitchen was fully stocked with with every spice under the sun, and plenty of plates, glasses, and utensils. There were only two of us so we only used the master bedroom where the bed was comfy, and the bathroom plenty big enough for the two of us. Our favorite spot was the balcony, particularly at sunrise and sunset. We even sat out there during a rain storm when the wind came from behind the building.

RioMar is a beautiful and well run property. The pools were exquisite and the beach was fabulous. Granted during high tide, you can't walk very far, but for the majority of the day you can walk for miles and see very few people. Coronado is only about 10 minutes away and has plenty of restaurants and grocery stores. Our only problem was that a week was too short! Next time we'll make sure to stay for 2 weeks!

One last item- the owners were wonderful and answered all of my questions. Their document with directions and things to do was well thought out and filled with helpful information. This is truly a great place for a beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath Taking Views

  • 5 of 5

This condo is layed out such that you can see incredible views of the ocean from the entire living area, including the kitchen. This condo has great décor, is well-equipped, and feels like home. There is plenty of room and it is very well maintained.

The pool and resort staff are excellent and the ocean is awesome. Local restaurants recommended by the owners were one of our highlights. Every dining experience was authentic and unique. Nearby golf was a lot of fun too. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Tocumen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Las Mareas Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vista Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Panamerican Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Las Mareas Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

El Valle is 40 minutes away. In El Valle they have an artisans market, petroglyphs, hiking, zip lines, horseback riding, ATV tours, bird watching, and hot springs.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

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