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Breathtaking Ocean Views & Easy Access to Hotel Facilities

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

High-quality vacation rental properties next to Hotel Bocas del Mar

Paradise Found! A perfect longer-stay vacation or home rental property.

Bocas del Mar Rental Homes are modern & stylish single-floor bungalow villas with kitchen, part of the award-winning, high-quality Hotel Bocas del Mar development in Boca Chica, on the mainland (easy-arrive by car or optional transfer)

Property renters can use the two hotel bathing pools and gardens and have optional use of the restaurant and activity program. There is also a complimentary space to tie up your boat at the dock if needed.

The rental property is privately located, 2 minutes walk uphill above the main hotel, with its own private parking space right outside. The amazing view is complemented by bright, tasteful accommodations & furnishings.

Boca Chica is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the mainland, opposite the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park & where tourism is still relatively new - about 1 hour from David, Panama's second city and its airport. There is a wide range of outdoor activities available on land or sea and it is a good touring base for inland trips to the highlands or along the Chiriqui coast, & perfect if you are home searching or working in the area. We are only 20 minutes from the Pan American Highway.

The large open-plan living area has a spacious, equipped open kitchen with breakfast bar. Relax on your comfortable sofas and look out to the Gulf of Chiriqui islands across the Pacific. There is a master bedroom with king bed and that same awesome view, a separate bathroom with shower. Closet/dressing space is in a separate room. There is also an extra bunk bed in this dressing room for use by a third/fourth guest (medium-sized adult) (Note: we also have an equivalent bungalow with queen bed in the dressing room instead if the other is not available, Please ask).

The beautiful suite has its own parking area and it's a quick drive down to the hotel parking lot or a 2 minute downhill walk to use the pools, restaurant/bar or go to the spectacular dock to you boat, to take an excursion or take one of the many water taxis to visit another island, beach or the village.

Living Room:-

Large sofa, writing desk and stylish decorations and wall hangings opening onto a terrace with patio dining and lounge furniture. Satellite TV with international channels.

Leading off the living space is the master bedroom, bathroom (with shower) and the closet/dressing room for the master room (this also contains an extra bunk bed for optional use by a third guest-it may be possible to have this extra bed as a queen bed for 3rd/4th guest on long term rentals. Please inquire).

Kitchen:-

Dining Bar

4 gas burners

Combi-microwave

Fridge & Freezer

Cooking utensils & cutlery

Dishwasher

Coffee Machine

(Access to adjacent washing machine/dryer room).

Water, gas & electricity is included

Guests who prefer not to prepare their own food each day can opt for the hotel restaurant for breakfast, lunch, pool snacks or dinner. There is also a similiar standard restaurant in the next door property, reached by water taxi, car or a pretty steps in a woodland ravine. On the island opposite is a more informal diner/bar and in the village a simple village diner with tasty local produce.

More Details

Property Manager
Bocas del Mar Reception
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
David, Chiriqui
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
PanAmerican (InterAmericana)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Small beach at Bocas del Mar, or water taxi/car
Car: recommended

Bocas del Mar, near the fishing village of Boca Chica is the gateway to the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park on the Pacific Ocean.

Located on the mainland, with easy access from David city (Panama's second city) and the rest of Chriqui province, the rental accommodations have use of facilities at Hotel Bocas del Mar, of which they form a part. There is also a wide-ranging optional activity program on sea, with excursion departures from the hotel's own dock or on land.

Relax in the hotel's two beautiful infinity swimming pools, enjoy the gardens or a relaxing massage or beauty treatment. There is also a good-quality restaurant on site with a varied international menu. (Plus 2 or 3 other places to dine out in the area).

Try the Discovery Boat Trip to the tropical islands with their white sand beaches, (or whale-watching in season), go deep sea sport fishing in one of the best areas in the Americas, have a snorkel adventure, or a leisurely morning in a kayak around the bay. And don't miss the sundown trip through the mangroves.

On land, take a short hike, try an ATV tour with driver, go horseback riding or further afield take a trip to a working indigneous community or visit the coffee plantations of the Panama Highlands on a day excursion. There are also some more beaches reached by land. Please ask for our pdf guide. Some trips are seasonal.

Bocas del Mar is about enjoying nature in style.

Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park

Bocas del Mar, in Boca Chica, is simply the best place from the mainland to access the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park with its unspoiled islands of tropical jungle. The National Park covers 60 square miles (155km) of islands and ocean, and is known for its green iguana lizards, humpback whales, dolphins, many species of turtles, stingrays, monkeys, and hundreds of types of exotic birds and tropical fish.

From our private dock we can arrange everything; from island-hopping in water taxis across to local ‘islas’ or leisurely, daily scheduled trips in our very own 26ft (8m) comfortable excursion boat. For example, try the popular 4 hour ‘Discovery Boat Trip’. With our local captain at the helm, explore the hundreds of gorgeous sandy coves fringed with palm trees. You’ll soon realize why the locals say that “Panama belongs to the sea”.

We organize activities directly or through local tour operators. We’re experts in this area and wider Chiriquí province and are happy to share our knowledge. The following is a list of possibilities*. You may also email us for our latest trip guide in pdf format:

Relaxing excursions nearby:-

Daily scheduled trips to white sand beaches & local mangroves

Beach picnics – we have hundreds to choose from just a short hop away

Bird watching

Whale watching (mid July-early November)

Snorkeling and fish spotting

More energetic excursions nearby:-

Horseback treks

Kayaking

Waterskiing, banana and funboard in waters near the hotel

Nature hikes

Longer excursions:-

Deep sea sport fishing – a vacation highpoint for amateur and professional anglers. We coordinate charter itineraries with local experts in Panama’s internationally famous and exceptionally rich fishing grounds. Ask for full details.

Inshore fishing

Diving – coral reefs and marine wildlife (boat charter basis only)

Isla Secas (normally boat charter basis)

Ngobe indigenous village explore, river hike and/or horse ride

Howler monkey rescue center.

Inland Chiriqui:

As captivating as the Pacific islands are, you shouldn’t forget the beauty of inland Chiriquí province. Bocas del Mar is the perfect base from which to explore the biodiversity of the mountains.

Between 1 and 2 hours drive away you can visit the following in an easy day excursion:

Volcan Baru National Park (Panamas highest point)

Boquete (for some of the best coffee we’ve ever tasted)

The Ngobe indigenous communities

*Activity options may vary by season and may not always be available. If a specific trip or activity is important to you, please ask at time of booking. Exact routes and content of trips, including boat excursions, will vary according to local conditions at the time of your visit.

Journey times

David City: 50 minutes approx.

David Airport: 50 minutes (flights to Panamá City, for worldwide connections, and Costa Rica)

Boquete and Volcan: 1.5-2 hours

Panama City by air: 50 minutes from David Airport

Panama City by road: 420 kilometers/260 miles

Costa Rica border: 120 kilometers/75 miles

Bocas del Toro (Caribbean coast): 220 kilometers/ 135 miles

Gulf of Chiriquí Marine National Park by boat: 20 minutes

Isla Boca Brava and other stunning beaches of the Boca Chica area by boat: a few minutes

Amenities

Boca Chica Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a large walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bed Room - 1 king
    Dressing/Closet Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Shared closet space & bathroom with Master Bed Room.
  • The Master Bedroom has a large window with views over the Gulf of Chiriqui, the ocean and islands. There is a king-sized bed with semi-orthopedic quality matress. Closet space is located in the large dressing/closet room and not in this room. The large closet/dressing room has an extra bunk bed* in it recommended for children or same family members due to shared closet space. ( *NB:It may be possible to have an extra queen bed instead of this for long-term rentals . Please ask first.)There is no need to pass through the Master Bedroom to enter the second room/dressing room or the bathroom. Each has an independent entrance next to each other, leading off the living space.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a massage studio in the hotel with massages and beauty treatments available, with prior reservation. This rental also includes use of the hotel dock for a boat up to 46ft if required. Please ask to be emailed our pdf activity guide. For grocery shopping: we recommend a main grocery shop is carried out in David city, (or in Santiago city if driving from the east), where there are large 24 hour markets. Nearest local village stores have essential items only. There is no ATM in the village but there are many in David or Santiago.

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5

A luxury home from home

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to be back at Bocas del Mar again. This was our second stay in the villas and the place just keeps getting better. Well-equipped kitchen, clean and still that awesome view to die for. We were looking for a possible retirement in this area and it was the perfect place to come back to at night- we only wish we could buy this place ha ha. Thanks again to the awesome staff.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona USA
5

Awesome rental property and so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in these modern accommodations up a short driveway from a nearby hotel. The property has great views across the bay and lots of equipment. It is near the village with a car or water taxi. This was the ideal combination as we could prepare meals but we also went to the hotel and to other nearby places to eat when we wanted.

The area is very natural and unspolit. It is for outdoor lovers - just to breathe that warm tropical air every day was magic and hear the birds and monkeys in the distance. Recommended. All arrangements with the property owners went very smoothly and everyone is very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thank you for the most amazing place to relax in!

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended stay here to really unwind and recharge the batteries and found the balance between a very private place like the vacation bungalow to relax in and the beautiful hotel and its friendly staff nearby ideal for us. A big thank you to Lara, Alberto & Peter for making our stay so special. The suite has a great kitchen – very modern. We did our own main grocery shopping in David city and picked up small bits and pieces ad the local village marts. Although to be honest I didn’t cook too much as we ate in the hotel and nearby properties quite a lot. I can’t get that view from my bedroom window out of my mind! I would recommend this property for people who like modern comforts in a rural ocean view setting, who like a private space but like easy access for getting around and not too much isolation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Rotselaar
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Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

A 7 day holiday there and loved every minute and wish to return one day soon- a little piece of heaven for us and it felt like paradise. There is a large kitchen to prepare food and we found some local places to eat in the area, including in the next door hotel (this is down a short hill by the sea, a couple of minutes of walk). The bungalow house is beautiful with lots of light and space and very elegant, tasteful decorations-it felt very luxurisous.

Nearby there are beaches you can drive to, there is a small beach on the hotel and two quiet swimming pools that you can use all day and we also went on the hotel boats to visit the tropical islands-these were very so lovely, and we saw dolphins twice. It is very very beautiful- lots of nature all around. It is also easy to go to Boquete to visit and David for food shopping for big things. Everyone made us very welcome. We rented a car at David Airport very easily after our connecting Copa flight from Tocumen airport in Panama City and we recommend this option for future visits.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Water, gas, electricity & high speed internet is included in the price.


The accommodations have a spectacular hillside location, just above the award-winning Hotel Bocas del Mar (which is on the water's edge). It is a 2 minute walk downhill, along a moderately steep surfaced driveway road to the hotel (no steps), or guests may take their car to the hotel parking lot.
This is a wonderful, unspoiled area. Local village stores are for essential, minimum grocery shopping only. We recommend grocery shopping (including for fresh goods) is done in David city (1 hour away) or if arriving by car from Panama City, shop in Santiago city before arrival. In both these places, you will find a good range of 24 hour supermarkets. There is no store on site.

For stays of less than one month a $200 US damage protection deposit is charged at check in, refundable at check out ($500 US for stays of one month or over).

No daily housekeeping is included, however for stays of more than 1 week, a weekly light cleaning service and sheet/towel change service is provided. Spare sheets are also provided. The cleaning of the suite by our team after you check out is included in the price of course.

Manager'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.