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Popa Paradise Beach Resort

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Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well managed resort with very good accommodations, food & bar service inclusive. External activity surcharges. No other resorts in immediate area. Very few people other than thinly populated jungle island. On site managers very good with good command of English, and exceptionally hospitable and friendly. Very Clean Room/mini villa and Public Areas. Resort staff very friendly, courteous, and helpful with... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride from Boca del Toro is a bit long but that impressed us most of the way to uncertainty but to resort back to such a pleasant stay we felt short. 눇 The resort is exceptional for a real and effective rest. An excellent facilities in an environment that combines jungle and beach. The most important people are, from... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Once again we are proud to know that our guests have spent some enjoyable and peaceful days here at Popa Paradise. We have no words to thank you for the great time spent together, and for the wonderful review. We truly hope to see you again one day. Thank you very much, E, D and all the staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always traveling because of work, or vacation, been all around the carrebins, this place is really unique, I can't think of it has equal, hats on the ocean, Incredible atmosphere, fantastic food, the rooms are simple, but includes anything you need, the location is amazing, very private, an incredible reef 100 meters from their private beach, the stuff is... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your impressions of Popa Paradise. We always try to do our best, and we are obviously very pleased when our guests are happy here with us. Hugs, Elena, Daniel and the Popa Paradise team More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time in Popa Paradise! I was traveling with my wife and we stayed for 3 nights but also the last day they were nice enough to let us stay through lunch before we returned to Bocas since they didn’t need our room quite yet. We booked an ocean casita, which was nice to have the... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello you two! Thank you very much for your review, and especially for the detailed information about daily life at the resort; these details as conveyed by a guest are very valuable, and will certainly help other people when choosing their ideal vacation spot. In just a few days with us you have discovered the essence and charm of Popa... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good service with a friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyed the food and drinks that were included. Quiet and relaxing hotel. Convenient pick up from airport and return by boat. Enjoyed the pool, beach with paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking trail with guide. Tours are easily arranged for diving, snorkeling, and coffee plantation tour. Insect repellant is a must... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your impressions about your holiday spent with us, and some of the things to do in and around our resort. We look forward to seeing you again. Hugs to all, Daniele and Elena More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great all inclusive resort with good food, an excellent bartender, beautiful pool, and private beach. The resort is totally secluded and the only way to get on and off the island is via the hotel's little speed boat. The rooms are nothing special, but the common areas of the property are beautiful, well maintained, and the service/staff are excellent.... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Popa Paradise as your holiday destination, and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad that you mentioned "the rooms are nothing special". You stayed in our Lodge Garden room, our most economical option, and while we do aspire to "Barefoot Luxury" for all of guests, it is true that these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popa Paradise is heaven on earth! We truly felt like we owned the place. Very private and secluded resort that had everything we needed at our disposal. Stand up paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling gear for outdoor adventures. And board games, books, pool table and a dart board to keep you entertained during the occasional rain. The staff was WONDERFUL!... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello guys! What a joy to receive your review. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests here at Popa Paradise... even now our team talk about you, and remember our enjoyable conversations. You are wonderful! A big hug - we hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We are a group of three teachers who were traveling for Winter Break. Popa Paradise was perfect for us. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They were always asking us what we need and were ready with a drink, an extra towel or information about an excursion. They even put together an extra special dinner with fireworks on New... More 

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, despite the upset upon departure. I am really glad I could connect with you to provide some relief from the needless difficulties that occurred, due to the interference in our transit arrangements by guests that were clearly out of their element. We are going to make some changes that will prevent such... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and myself stayed there for 3 nights.first they served us leftovers from the night before and the good leftovers were eaten by their staff. They are so disorganized as the boat broke so they had to fit us in 2 boats on the way back and 3 of the 8 missed their flights since they were so disorganized... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

It is saddening to respond to this review, which has scant connection to reality. We worked very hard to understand and meet this couple's needs during the stay, particularly with regards to our food, but clearly we failed to meet expectations. We care deeply about the welfare of our guests, reminding them often to let us know if something is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Loved this place. very well run with fantastic staff and facilities. beautiful private beach and lovely pool. accomodations comfortable. food was very good using locally grown produce. It really exceeded our expectations. we had great massages--unusual for resorts in remote places. the managers were lovely and we enjoyed all the other guests.

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your compliments, but especially for visiting us. It was very nice to have you here as guests. You are an amazing family who knows how to enjoy life, and who understood this place from the start. We appreciate your interest in wanting to know how it all works, what it takes to run a resort... More 

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