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Urraca Private Island

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Ile Privee | Near Isla Popa, Isla Popa PA, Panama
Urraca Private Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bocas Town, Panama
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just came back from this magical place. Me and a group of friends spent two nights with francine and her monkeys. The place is just beautiful, super relaxing and the perfect place to sneak away for a couple of nights. Francine and her team are extremely service orientated, friendly and generous. The food was excellent, dinner definitely exceeded my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I can't begin to describe how wonderful this little piece of paradise is. Francine has built a space that many only dream of. Holistic in its concept and design, Urraca is nestled within a mangrove almost as though the two exist harmoniously. Everything from the cuisine to the loving and playful animals make this an unforgettable destination. Elisia and Ovaldina... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed on Urraca Island for 3 nights, it was a fantastic treat! Francine and her team were very friendly and relaxed. The place is a little dream with only 4 cabines with Oceanview exterior shower. You can swim or kanoe in the water surrounding the small mangrove Island, go out to visit a cave (challenging), go fishing and snorkling,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I visited Urraca on a snorkling excursion from Isla Bastimentos with guests of Urraca - we shared a boat and the services of a Ngabe native "dive" guide and facilities at Urraca Private Island in the mangroves of Isla Popa....wow!.....what a day! Secluded in mangroves Urraca is a paradise retreat. The hostess Francine is a most special... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The island was really nice and peaceful even though there was a full house around Christmas. We were lucky that the other guests were also looking for a peaceful time (there are enough party islands in the archipelago). The family bungalow we stayed in was amazing and we really appreciated the proper toilet and shower. The cute and nice monkeys... More 

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lezerda, Propriétaire at Urraca Private Island, responded to this review

I can appreciate the amount of effort you did in order to totally rewrite you mother s comment, it takes some determination, congratulations In another hand, allow me to mention that I really dont think the tripadvisor community need to be told exhaustively things twice to understand a situation. But if that effort of yours helped you out in your... More 

Helsinki, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our family spent 4 nights on Urraca private island during Christmas 2014. We were agreed that we would be picked up at 10 a.m. at the pear ( Bocas town) , but the captain was 3 quarters late..... Well, caribbean time is maybe not that strict that we are used to... No problem.... We forgot about that soon... When we... More 

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lezerda, Propriétaire at Urraca Private Island, responded to this review

Dear madam, I appreciate your point of view Can I express mine now? When you achieve to reach maturity in your life, you suddently have the vision that you have only one life to live, you realize your dreams, whateaver the level of difficulties. Creating Urraca Private Island from scratch was not without difficulties for me. I just did it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a special place perfect for anybody interested to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of Bocas del Toro on a unique, tropical mangrove island. Francine has created a modest but comfortable little retreat. It is nestled in-between other islands at the Southern most tip of Popa Island, near the Zapatilla Islands and a small... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked what was advertised as a 2 bedroom place on an ISLAND, with access to a restaurant, bar and wifi. When we arrived after a 45 min boat ride there, was a studio bungalow on a mangrove (no land to be seen, so if you want to take a little walk on vacation forget it, you are stranded!) It... More 

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lezerda, Propriétaire at Urraca Private Island, responded to this review

Dear tripadvisor community It looks that they mixup the features of two different properties and their specific features,my house where they where and Urraca Private Island, my ressort eventhough I sent them múltiple photos. In those cases it is shure that it generate disappointments that I honestly tried to soften by offering free tour and a free lobster diner and... More 

Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stay at francine 's place in January and it has been an amazing staying. She Made us feel like home, she cooked great Meals and starting from the morning the athmosphere was like magic. Great positive energy was in the island eventhought the sea and the weather was not very good. She has also a great lobster spa ;-).

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bocas del toro
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Experiencing Urraca Private Island starts with a nice excursion of 40 minutes in a boat over the Bocas del Toro, cristal clear water. We pass by Coral Key (best snorkling spot) and we see the Zapatilla islands I stayed in one of the five bungalow with huge patio door overlooking the water. In order to relax i have been weel... More 

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