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Ocean Front Penthouse with Amazing Panoramic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR 2BA with additional 1BR 1BA maids quarters.

Condominio Playa Blanca is a 10 unit building constructed in 2006. It is located on the Pacific coast of Panama directly ocean front. The beach at Playa Blanca is a white sandy beach that stretches approximately 5 kilometers. It terminates at the Farallon River to the west and Playa Blanca point to the east. The building boasts its own pool with outdoor entertaining space including men's and women's restrooms, covered patio with dining tables and chairs, wet bar, ping pong table, rancho with two hammocks and ample lounge chairs for tanning or relaxing around the pool. The lawn is lush with a variety of tropical flowers which bloom year round. There is a marina just steps down the beach that provides rental of beach equipment and water sports items such as kayaks, wind surf boards and jet skis. Fishing and snorkeling excursions are also easy to arrange. The unit itself has three bedrooms and two full baths. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds. The third bedroom has two twin size beds. The family room has a sleeper sofa. The dining table seats 6. Kitchen is fully equipped with gas range, oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and blender. The unit does have a one cable television, wireless internet, washing machine and dryer, hot water and air conditioning as well as a charcoal grill on the deck. All linens are provided. Additional sleep space is available in the maids quarters in the form of twin bunk beds. We are currently renting the unit on a short term basis.

Property Manager
Pablo Pella
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Pablo Pella

My husband and I are both medical professionals living and working in the states. We have five children ranging in age from 3 years to 26 years. We are living in a small beach community south of Jacksonville, Florida where we have another vacation rental property. We have been very pleased with short term rentals and wanted to share Playa Blanca with others when we are not enjoying it!

Pablo Pella purchased this condo in 2006

Why Pablo Pella chose Rio Hato

My husband grew up vacationing on this beach as a child. This property has been in his family for many years. He was fortunate enough to have it developed into Condominio Playa Blanca in 2006 and we have enjoyed bringing our family here for vacations.

What makes this condo unique

Having grown up in Panama, my husband boasts that Playa Blanca has the best white sandy beach on the pacific side of Panama with waters kept calm by the island offshore. There are many interesting rock formations and habitats found at low tide about 1km east at the Playa Blanca Point. The area remains underdeveloped and very private.


Rio Hato Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Hall/guest - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have dressers with mirrors and/or double closets with shelving and a separate partition for hanging clothes. Clothes hangars are provided. Each room has black out shades with split air conditioning systems.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Front Penthouse with Amazing Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful apartment with stunning view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with 4 adults and 3 children in the apartment and it was great. We all loved the stunning view and the pool and beach! The super 99 close by is really big and they have everything. We really loved it and want to come back another time.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Views are even better than the pictures. Good location and easy access to everything. We pretty much had the pool to ourselves. Beach is nice and great for walks anytime of the day. Relaxing !

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeside Ontario Canada

Beautiful Oceanfront condo with a beautiful view that is spacious, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing and wonderful 28 days at Condominio Playa Blanca! The condo was clean, roomy, comfortable and the view is absolutely breathtaking. The grocery store Super 99, that has everything, is a 5 minute taxi drive away.

Pablo was very responsive whenever we emailed or called and provided us with the phone number of Alfredo, the concierge, who greeted us and helped us to carry all our luggage and groceries to the condo. Alfredo is a kind and sweet person who went out of his way for us.

The neighbours from the condo are really nice. We introduced ourselves when we were at the pool and they were awesome people to talk to and gave us information about the area and told us about restaurants to go to. I fell at the condo and had a concussion … our neighbours Jorje and Anna call the ambulance for me. Jorje drove my sister and cousins to the San Carlos Hospital and he was our interpreter for the ER Doctor. And then he drove us back to the condo. Our other neighbour Dr. Angel came the next morning to see how l was doing. He then arranged for us to go to Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City with Dr Jose and Connie Jaen so l could get my CT scan. Then Dr Jose Jaen arranged for transportation back to the condo that is 2 hours from Panama. I really appreciated all what they did for us … their actions of kindness helpfulness and generosity will always be remembered and have a special place in my heart.

We didn`t mind the show from the Resort beside the condo … it only went from 9-11 pm. We actually enjoyed listening to the music.

I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax and still have some action.


  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Beachside Condo very comfortable !!

  • 4 of 5

Overall the 12 days combined great weather, excellent local restaurants, fun at the small

nearby casino and memorable beach walks. Views were amazing, but the resort next door

was a distraction with the loud nightly shows. The condo was very spacious and the staff

person and his family downstairs were very helpful. We were the only people present in the

ten units for about eight or so days of our stay. The pool area was wonderful and used every


  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Relaxing Stay on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 5 days at Playa Blanca! The condo was clean, roomy, comfortable and the views were absolutely breathtaking. With grocery stores nearby, we were able to stock up and put the spacious kitchen to good use. We truly had everything we needed, from kitchen utensils and dinnerware, to towels and extra linens. Air conditioning in every room was a plus.

We spent our days relaxing at the on-site pool and taking walks on the warm sunny beach. We also enjoyed renting jet skis (at a reasonable rate) right next door to the condominium. Pablo was available for any questions we had and was very responsive. Thanks for the great time!

Enrique and Amanda

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach views and comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

The description from the listing was very accurate. The views from the apartment were the same. I took pictures from the balcony and they looked the same as the website. The inside was the same as well. The pool was smaller than the picture from the the website, but it did not matter since we were the only tenants in the building for 90% of our stay. The air conditioners worked excellent and during the night we had to either turn them off and set them at a higher temperature. The beach was steps from the backyard and it had a lot of amenities like water sports and horseback riding. One of the best features for me was that there were not vendors bothering at the beach. The apartment was clean and well-maintained, but the only thing that I would have to point out for people that are planning a long stay is the condition of the pots and pans for cooking in the apartment. The kitchen stove was in great condition, but it was a little difficult to cook with the cookware in the apartment. I had to buy a pan for cooking, which was somewhat necessary since the restaurants in the area were in my opinion expensive for the quality and quantity of their food. I was not impressed with the culinary aspects of the area and Panama as a whole. The grill was not in working condition; although, the concierge offered to bring it up for us but he warned us about the condition of the grill. At night the resort next door had a show, which played loud music, but that did not affect us since we went to sleep late. The owner provided excellent customer service and he was very descriptive of the location, amenities, and attractions near the apartment. The owner responded to my text immediately and he answer the phone calls right away. The concierge was very nice and helpful. I would recommend the apartment to others as long as they come during offseason or when there are not many tenants in the building since the last day when most of tenants arrived, they did not care for the property themselves. They left dirty plates in the pool area from the night before expecting others took pick after themselves. Also the holiday traffic was very bad. We did not get traffic going to the apartment since it was offseason, but going back to the city, we encounter traffic since the police closed a lane going to the city. If you get a chance, visit "El Valle de Anton." Get directions before for it is not well advertised and the locals are not very tourist oriented.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Scarlett Martinez International Airport (RIH)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Fiesta Casino
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Royal Decameron Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Carretera Interamericana
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Property is available for sale. Asking $375,000. Will entertain all offers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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