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Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Modesto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed at the resort from February 15-18 in the honeymoon suite (#10). We really enjoyed the resort and LOVED the food. Staff was very friendly and were constantly checking on us to see if we needed anything. We loved this place. It rained the first day and then we had sun the last 3 days. Ziggy was very accommodating... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great and in depth review! Those dreaded sand fleas have their days numbered. We have been in touch with an American company who provide an organic sand flea eradication programme, we are currently in negotiations with bringing them out to Popa Paradise. Most guests do not realize they are getting bitten because they are... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect Honeymoon!! The place is amazing! We stayed in a "casita" for 10 days. In the middle of nature, natural beach and beautiful island! But the most amazing thing was the staff at Popa Paradise. Starting with Ziggy and Brendan, Silas and we can not forget Niko and your super carisma! Thank you guys for making this trip so special!!!... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! Was it really 10 days?! Wow time goes fast when you are having fun. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon and return to celebrate your anniversary with us! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely Beautiful. Totally Relaxing. All Around Friendly. Very Peaceful. Absolutely Amazing Food. Really A True Paradise. Hoping for a Return Trip in the Near Future. Can't explain why we ever came home! -Kevin & Lori :)

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We hope you guys come back! It was such a blast getting to know both of you. Thank you so much for your review More 

Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked our January 2015 stay (1/25 - 1/30) at Popa Paradise in July of 2014. I booked two casitas and relied on tripadvisor tips for my casita requests. When I made reservations I requested casitas 5 and 10 and my request was confirmed. Upon arrival I was told I would stay in casita 6 instead of 10 – so... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

After doing a whopping 13 reviews after your return from Panama I imagine some of the details might be a bit hazy but I will happily fill in some information for you. You will be glad to know that our pricing structure had already been adjusted 2 weeks ago. For most guests the option to enjoy a remote island resort... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Popa Paradise is unlike anywhere else I stayed on our recent 3 week trip to Panama and Colombia. It has the community feeling of a camp or a hostel but with grown up luxury of beachside accommodation and great food and wine. It is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the world while enjoying ALL DAY LONG DELICIOUS... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's guests like you guys that make us love what we do! We have spoken to the owner and he has already adjusted some pricing for the new year so hopefully you will be back for some more HEADS UP! More 

New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I understand that Popa is a rustic, island retreat but our casita was really subpar. This is not a four star hotel room by any means. We stayed at three, four, and five star hotels all over Panama, and this was by far the worst. The bed covers didn’t fit, the bathroom needed to be fixed, the shampoos and conditioners... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

HI Richard, please refer to your wifes post under TERRIBLE titled: Dissappointing honeymoon ruiner, for my full response. While it is actually against Trip Advisors code of conduct to put a double review I see you often take the time to adjust your review so they have not been able to delete it entirely. Thank you for acknowledging that you... More 

Los Angeles, CA USA
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed 12/25/14-12/28/14. Before we go any further, please understand that the limited staff running the resort are doing their best, and they all deserve the highest praise for keeping it together. That being said, this was a pretty disappointing part of our trip to Panama. We stayed in Casita #9 and paid $625 per night for our "luxury" accommodations.... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating our efforts during your stay but I feel I need to justify some of the points you mentioned. Most places increase their prices over the Xmas & New Year period, your Ocean front Casita is $415/night in the low season (1 May-23 Dec) $495/night in high season (4 Jan - 30 April) and $625/night over Christmas... More 

London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The resort has obviously gone through some bad times in the past. The current management team are working hard to build up the reputation and doing a very good job. Ziggy,Brendan,Silas , Bernardino and the rest of the team went out of their way to make our stay special. We were sad to say goodbye to them. The food was... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for acknowledging our hard work! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay More 

Boise, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Described on the website as “barefoot luxury” - and they’re not kidding. We started our two weeks in Panama here so that we could immediately unwind and disconnect. Silas (the Popa Paradise bartender, answers man, and all-around good guy) was there at the airport to greet us and take us by motorboat to the resort. No roads on Isla Popa... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure for us to have you both here! Thank you for writing us such an insightful review. We appreciate all your feedback while we work hard on getting the resort back in top form. Regarding the satellite TV, lightning took out our boxes a few months ago and the majority of them have gone in for... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I spent three wonderful and relaxing days at Popo Paradise Resort over New Years. Rooms are very comfortable and have cross-ventilation for a constant light breeze. When we found a screen was missing on one of our windows, (we don't like to use the air conditioning at night, even though it was available in the room), we... More 

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Ziggy F, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review and kind words. We are very excited at the prospect of looking into solar power for parts of the resort in the near future! More 

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Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 16
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