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Aqua Lounge Bar & Hostel

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Isla Carenero, Carenero Island, Panama
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Aqua Lounge Bar & Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive been here twice and it's awesome! The first time the place was packed with backpackers (later we found out locals can't visit the place), the second time was very calm but we had a beerpong tournament and had an awesome evening anyway. The drinks are cheap, the barstaff is very friendly and they have swings that go into the... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100% best place to stay in Bocas. Great setting, amazing food and overall good value. Wednesday and Saturday nights are part nights until 5am, couldn't ask for much more from a hostel. Oh and happy hour isn't too shabby with its $1 beers! Would highly recommend to anyone that wants a good time, book in advance if possible!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Property is basically a shambles of tacked on rooms and spaces. No air flow, and no AC to compensate for this. It is in desperate need of an overhaul and upgrade. They are building new additions to this place but they really should be using the time and money to upgrade the old and worn out existing structure that is... More

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Portland, Maine
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you want to relax all day or party all night Aqua Lounge is the place to be. Built over the water there is always something to do. Swimming, trampolines, swings, great food and incredible people. Wednesdays and Saturdays are party nights and every day in between there is something fun to do. Was not originally going to visit Bocas... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you want to Party in Bocas del Toro head here. Just make sure to be prepared for how dirty and loud this place is. Want to find human feces in your swimming pool? This is your place. It's not all bad, i suppose, we just prefer a much much calmer place to stay and sleep. Not bad for a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Will start by saying that the party here is absolutely epic, close to the best in Central America. Not many hostels in the world are there dolphins and eagle rays swimming in the designated swimming area, it's absolutely beautiful no question about that. This place really could be amazing, however there are a couple things which make it quite unpleasant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I did not stay here but I did come for one of there Saturday night parties and it was pretty good. It's real easy to get there from bocas town, just a 40 second, $1 boat ride. Wear a bathing suit and don't bring valuables because many people end up in the water, whether you want to or not.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I just recently stayed at Aqua Lounge with some friends and we ended up having the best time of our lives! Ladies drink free for an hour on Wednesday and Saturday which are the best nights to be here. We stayed in a private room (definitely recommend it) which was a bit farther from all of the noise. If you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend last week. It was very cool, with the ocean as pools and a great vibe. We loved seeing Dolphins swim past in the evening and watching the barracudas swim around. The party on Wednesday night was so awesome and it was great to have a room there that night to use the private toilets... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Super cool, super fun. Ladies night is intense so get ready for loud music all night. The swings and trampoline are a unique and super fun addition. The beds are comfortable and clean and I loved it here. Made some awesome friends and had a lot of fun. The food here is pretty awesome too!

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Address: Isla Carenero, Carenero Island, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Aqua Lounge Bar And Hostel
Aqua Lounge Bar Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province
Aqua Lounge Bar & Hostel Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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The only entirely over the water hostel in Bocas del Toro. Just 1 minute boat ride away from Bocas town, lies in wait the best time in Bocas. Walking distance from the beach and 3 surf spots. Comfy dorms, 3 and 2 person private rooms, hammocks....starting at 12 dollars a night, including free breakfast, free wifi, towel and snorkel rental, onsite laundry and in dorm lockers. We offer safe swimming areas, sea swings, ocean trampoline, sundeck, lounge chairs, hammocks, beer pong tables, indo boards, tour arrangements (fishing, spearfishing, beach, surfing, day trips, etc.), sister surf school, delicious restaurant, tasty beverages and a staff that loves their life is just the beginning. So come and enjoy Bocas del Toro in the best way possible, in a happy place for happy people. AQUA LOUNGE.... Paradises Playground. ... more   less 
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