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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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Dolphin Bay | Bocatorito, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All that you can read on their website and TripAdvisor (all favorable) is accurate and then much more. Amazing family, incredible story about how this house of hospitality came about, and a vibe like staying with best friends, where you fit right in. Thanks!

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here for four nights and loved it. Brian and Amy were really helpful sorting out trips for us and recommending activities. The bay where this hotel is located has some amazing wildlife. We saw dolphins, stingrays and amazing bioluminescence right from the kayaks (which are free to use). Would highly recommend to couple especially if... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights is this lodge. The setting is beautiful and the hosts are very nice and helpful getting activities organized (recommend snorkeling, cocoa farm tour). We saw dolphins and sting rays in the bay while using their kayaks and paddleboards (free). We traveled with two boys (7 and 9) who stayed in the 'tree house'. The explanation that they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and LOVED it! It was so relaxing, the scenery was beautiful and the food spectacular. We had fresh breakfast everyday with fresh juice and then amazing dinners included. We did hiking, snorkeling and they had canoes, paddle board, kayaks, etc you could use any time. We canoed over to another place... More 

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WallaWalla, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time hiking, snorkeling and birdwatching at this wonderful natural setting. On the hike we saw Toucans, parrots among other birds along with sloths and the tiny red & blue poison dart frogs. We also enjoyed canoeing along the mangrove shore and paddling out into Dolphin Bay on a paddle board to visit with the dolphins who... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to put into words how wonderful this place was. My wife and I stayed there in early March 2015 and everything about it was fabulous. The grounds are beautiful, the area is quiet, and you can see dolphins on some days just looking out from the porch. It doesn't get much better than that. There is even... More 

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Zentralschweiz
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a six day stay in January, we liked the Dolphim Bay Hideaway so much, that we came back for another 4 days in March. It was like coming home! Erika and Brian are not only the kindest of host, they always find enough time for their guests and the ressources to organize the perfect activity for the day, be... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Finally getting around to writing this review, one year later on my vacation, lol. My husband and I stayed here last year for about 4 nights. It was very relaxing and comfortable. We were there during a serious drought ( I really hope you have more rain this year) so the showering was minimal, but it made for an authentic... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Dolphin Bay Hideaway was even better than we expected. After a long day of journeying to Bocas, it was a welcome relief to lay our bags down in a beautiful room atop a dock that sat right over the ocean. The place Erika and Jose have built on Isla Cristobal is truly unique. The lodge is gorgeous and is built... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were lucky enough to have been welcomed into their home for a special private lunch! Erika made some free time for us while their guests were out on excursions. They welcomed our group of 12 yogis on retreat from Bluff Beach Retreat into their home for a special lunch. They had our meal prepared in advance. We were greeted... More 

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