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sol y mar

3.0 of 5 Principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I drove into the little beach town of Santa Catalina, I saw the attractive roadside sign for Sol y Mar and decided to check it out. Wow, was I lucky!!! Sol y Mar has been carefully developed over many years by its most hospital owner, Luis. The property is built on the side of a hill from the top... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit outside the rest of Santa Catalina, a very laid back "backpacker destination" lies Sol Y Mar on a quite steep hill so you can enjoy a daily little workout to reach your room and the restaurant on top of the hill. Very nice and helpful staff and by far the best food in town. Close enough to walk... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This hotel is owned by a great French couple. French, Spanish and English are spoken. The hotel sits on a hill with a restaurant and pool at the top. The view is excellent. The rooms are comfortable and include AC. While there is no Wi-Fi in the rooms there is Wi-Fi in the restaurant. However, only 4 people can be... More 

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Sagres, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We were 3 and stayed in a super clean and comfy room with A/c, tv, hot water and a lot of room. Luis silva, the owner took us to surf and guided us throughout all our stay. We felt like home. The location of the hotel is amazing overlooking the bay of Santa Catalina from the top of the hill.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We spent four nights at Solymar, inducing New Year's Eve and really enjoyed our stay. Owner and staff were at our service anytime. It is located on a hill, offering a great ocean view. It's just far enough from the party crowd in the centre of Santa Catalina, yet just a five-the minute drive to the city and beach offering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed two nights and really enjoyed ourselves - Luis, the owner, is a fantastic host...very funny, entertaining, informative, and happy to share his experiences and advice if sought. His staff are top-notch, and I can't say enough about the chef and kitchen staff. Delicious food and professional service, as if we were in a very nice restaurant in the big... More 

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Castro Urdiales, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My stay was simply great! If you are looking for a familiar place with all the conditions to have an affordable and relaxed vacation, you should go there. Wi-Fi worked well and the food was simply fresh and tasty! The employees and the owner are very approachable and will help you as much as they can!

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Vallejo, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Sol y Mar is a stunningly beautiful property, featuring beautiful views of Santa Catalina and beyond. Close to town and the water, but high enough for peace, quiet, and serenity. Owner Luis Silva is a great host, engaging and informative (and not just about surfing, about which he is passionate). Highly, highly recommended.

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Munich, Germany
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28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

- Santa Catalina: don't expect full infrastructure in Sant Catalina, it's a very remote place - The garden and accommodation: Louis has created a wonderful little paradise on top o the hill just at the entrance of Santa Cataline; anything up there has been hard work and he has done it with love and his heard! The rooms are clean... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hotel Sol y Mar is an excellent option when you want to enjoy Surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. We arrived at a very wet day and our 2x4 was still able to drive up the hill, so the driver might be a factor as well. The first six rooms are big and the have a very relaxing porch at which... More 

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Dear guest Thank you for your nice words about sol y mar,we are happy that you had a nice time. Hope to see you here again with your friends when they come to visit you More 

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Address: Principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
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Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — sol y mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Sol y Mar Hotel Santa Catalina
Sol y Mar Panama/Santa Catalina

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