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Main Street (in front of school) | 600 Meters From the Beach, Santa Catalina 60745, Panama
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La Buena Vida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we stayed here on the way to Isla Coiba and also upon our return. The staff was very helpful with storing gear we did not need on our dive trip on the island and were great with suggestions for meals. Accommodations were comfortable - and clean. Great shower that is open to the outdoors. Lovely porch with hammocks and chairs... More

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I spent 3 nights staying at La Buena Vida and had a wonderful time. The place is extremely well decorated and landscaped. I was amazed at all of the different types of plants they had and the mosaic and metal work is truly fantastic. I came to Santa Catalina to dive Coiba and so I broke up my stay at... More

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Guadeloupe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent 4 nights there and had a great time. The butterfly cottage was large enough for the 2 of us, and we enjoyed the outside shower ! The breakfast was prime, homemade by nice ladies from the village. You have got to try their smoothies, especially the Papaya Dream. Michelle was always helpful and had a solution for any... More

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Davos, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed three nights in this very nice place. I enjoyed a massage from Michelle, and this is highly recommended. Michelle and Mike are very helpful. The menu is small, but the food was very good. The room is large, clean and decorated with lots of love. Appreciated I have the AC and fan are in the room and also... More

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Panama City, Panama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had a fantastic time returning to Santa Cataline after so many years and this time to experience staying at La Buena Vida! Congrats to Michelle and her team for reassuring that my experience was far and beyond from what I had expected. Breakfast was incredible as well the entire staff! Nice décor and suited for the area for sure!

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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thank you very much La Buena Vida team!!! for your hospitality. Michelle, Mike,Elena... Very nice place, close to typical restaurant and French bakery, that's the place to be if you are couple or friends. Good information and advice from them as well.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spent the Easter weekend with Michelle, Michael and the team at La Buena Vida. Arrived on Thursday evening a little frazzled after a 7 hour drive from the city in holiday traffic but quickly into Santa Catalina mode. My room was in a separate building a few steps away from the main property, compact and nicely furnished with a fridge,... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Pretty Rooms, great outside shower, good breakfast (not cheap) Friendly people! I would recommend this! If you want to go diving, book in advance! Because everything is full (100 $ per person minimal)

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have been on two trips to Santa Catalina and both time stayed at La Buena Vida. We staying in two different rooms and both were lovely. The second time in Santa Catalina we experienced some black-outs (just something that happens in Santa Catalina) but candles were provided in the rooms. We ate at their cafe each morning and everything... More

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I was not lucky enough to stay at their place because I was visiting someone who lived in town so I cannot comment on the rooms but if they are anything like the dining then they are amazing! This is a quaint spot in a small town. The ambiance is top notch and artistically beautiful. But more than any of... More

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Address: Main Street (in front of school) | 600 Meters From the Beach, Santa Catalina 60745, Panama
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Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Buena Vida Panama/Santa Catalina

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