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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to be in Costa Rica for work with a weekend in between so headed down to a new spot for me in Bocas del Toro. A big part of any holiday is the people you meet and the experiences you have. Staying at the Dolphin Bay you feel like part of the family. Brian and Amy have taken... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian and Amy are amazing hosts and they'll offer you awesome service, fresh food (not like the fried food you'll find in most Panama City restaurants) and they'll always be willing to organize your day with cool and interesting activities (bat cave visit, zapatillas island, Red Frog beach, etc.). They also have a secret spot for snorkeling that is really... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with my wife and 14 year old son. We all had a great time. The owners and staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The location is off the grid. If you want to party stay on Bocas, but if you want a great vacation in the middle of nature with wonderful service pick Dolphin Bay Hideaway.

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Cerro Punta, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We own and operate a B&B in the mountains and this was our getaway to celebrate my wife's birthday. We want to congratulate new owners, Brian and Amy for a job well done! Brian & Amy are a friendly couple who do an excellent job at making you feel at home, helping you plan excursions and recommending great hidden local... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got home from an unforgettable vacation at Dolphin Bay. The lodge is perched on a hill overlooking a tropical garden with brilliantly colored flowers, songbirds, a pond dotted with lily pads, and sweeping views of Dolphin Bay. The bay itself is protected from the rough surf on the coast by the mangroves lining the shore, making the lodge an... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the place. Brian and his staff took good care of us, the room, central area and garden are lovely. The people make you feel like you stay at home. The food is even better than at home. This place is away from the busy Bocas town and gives you the opportunity to relax and do activities that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a great vacation in Bocas del Toro at Dolphin Bay Hideaway. So glad we got out of Bocas town to this Island paradise. Food was fantastic, service top notch and the relaxation+adventure setting was perfect. Great value and I hope to be back someday with more friends!

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Gunnison, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 April 18, 2015

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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