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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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Dolphin Bay | Bocatorito, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gunnison, Colorado
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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the Dolphin Hideaway. The setting is an unbelievable tranquil spot in the Caribbean in the Bocas del Toro region on the island of San Cristobal. Each morning, as others mentioned, we would take the amazing Panamanian coffee and tea down to the Rancho deck right on the bay and watch dolphins frolic, sardines leap from the sea,... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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
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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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