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2B/2B Playa Blanca Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms with queen size beds and 1 single bed, 2 full bathrooms,

Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom private apartment at Founders Condominimum. Also on premise is an incredible 9-acres swimming pool, the 2nd largest swimming pool in the world. Horseback riding, World-Class Golf, Zip lines, Fishing,4 wheeling and many other activities nearby. Ocean view and pool views as well as very short walk to beach. Fully furnished condo with cable and wifi. BBQ area, fully furnished kitchen, living room, with towels. Housekeeping can be included with an extra fee if wanted daily.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 2017


My name is John Kipp and I am the owner with 3 other partners and I am also owner of Hooked on Panama Fishing Lodge with 3 other partners and also work in the medical field in USA

Why CAROL LA GARDE chose Rio Hato

I bought this property to be able to have a place on my time off because I usually have about 4 months off a year

What makes this condo unique

Loved the idea of Playa Blanca because of the Lagoon Pool and that they were building international airport 3 miles away and amusement park to start construction nearby.


Rio Hato Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Large closets, extra sheets and towels in Condo
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water tubing
activities and spa very close


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(3 traveler reviews)

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2B/2B Playa Blanca Condo
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
San Diego, CA

Very nice condo in Playa Blanca

  • 4 of 5

Pros: The condo was very clean on arrival with easy parking and access. The grounds and pool area were very nicely maintained and the view from the patio to the ocean was very pleasant. The owner and his local agent were very easy to deal with and had great communication with us the whole time. Having access to the giant lagoon pool was a great bonus and lots of fun!

Cons: There is really no easy way to walk to the ocean. However, driving and parking nearby were no problem. Also, a power outage to the community caused the building generators to come on. We didn't lose power for more than a couple minutes but unfortunately, the pumps which provide water to the building did not come back online and we had no water the last day and a half before we left. Playa Blanca employees were trying to restore the pumps but had not been able to before we left.

Despite the water issue I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo is as described and was clean and orderly when we arrived. The mattresses were very good. John (the owner) contacted us almost immediately after we requested the reservation and continued to be very prompt in answering questions. There was a little mix-up about getting a second key, but again he responded promptly. The map currently (March 2015) shows the location of the condo as being at the end of the runway for a small airport. The condo is actually in the Playa Blanca Beach & Lagoon Residences area, about 2 mi southwest from the south end of the runway. The beach is a short distance from the condo, but it is not possible to walk straight to the beach because of a resort hotel that has been built between the condo and the beach. However, the walk to the beach is only about 1/2 mi and a very short drive of about 2/3 mi will get you to a parking area just west of the mouth of Rio Farallón and right by the beach.

We enjoyed the Beirut Restaurant in the Playa Blanca complex, Woody's Beach Bar and Grill in Playa Farallón just across Rio Farallón, and the drive to El Valle de Anton, walking around the town, and lunch at Bruschetta there. Some other restaurants in Playa Farallón were recommended to us but we did not have an opportunity to try them. There are some small grocery stores in the village of Rio Hato just a few minutes away. A large grocery store is about 30 minutes away. A large shopping center is currently being built on the Pan American Highway just north of the condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not my cup of tea!

  • 3 of 5

This rental could use a good renovation. The place needs a good scrubbing and an upgrade to furniture and kitchen provisions. The Playa Blanca region in general is like someone built a bunch of high rises and homes set in the middle of the dessert. The condo's were basically deserted. The beach was not sand leaves a film on your skin that is difficult to remove. Restaurants were not close by and the closest grocery store was 1/2 hour away. We left a day early and paid for a different location even though we were already paid here. Never again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara I am not sure what beach you went to but Playa Blanca Beach is a white sand beach and not sure where you went but you have access right behind the lagoon pool to the beach. Yes it is about 30 minutes to the Rey grocery store which I informed you before the trip. I have had nothing but clients being happy with the condo but I am sorry if it was not your cup of tea. In five years with the condo you are the first too complain and I am very sorry. I wish you the best. God Bless.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Rio Hato
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pan American
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
couple Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

There is a zip line about 40 minutes away and 2 towns for groceries near by. access to Lagoon pool which is 8 acres. Can get a discount to Playa Blanca Resort on day pass.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Cancellation policy. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of check in date.
No Pets,
No smoking inside condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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