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Boutique Hotel Cala Mia

3.5 of 5 Isla Boca Brava, Boca Chica, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of staying at Cala Mia for 3 nights in early January - and what a way to begin the new year! My husband and I and our 4 children (age 12-21) visited the resort at the end of a busy "family eco tour" of panama and it was the perfect way to wind down and relax.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New owner remodeled the whole place with great attention to detail. He's was still working small kinks like shower heaters (but who needs shore heaters in panama anyway!) staff could not be more friendly and helpful. It even has an Italian cook that made me requested pasta dishes every night! Perfect place for reading a book to go scuba and... More 

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CalaMiaResort, Owner at Boutique Hotel Cala Mia, responded to this review

Thanks you comments, glad you enjoyed the Cala Mia experience. FYI - We have found the exact settings on the new tankless hot water systems to ensure guests get to enjoy a constant warm or hot shower. Regards David More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at Cala Mia before, in 2010, and was so impressed that I wanted to come back. It's a unique place: Very comfortable, yet set in the wild: the huge marine park in front; the howler monkeys in the forest out back; the view of -- and ability to boat to -- many uninhabited islands with palm trees on... More 

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portland, oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I are in a kind of unique position to review this property as this is the third time we have been here -- two years apart each. This means that we have been here on the watch of all three owners. The first owners built this unbelievably gorgeous property which has unbelievable views from every venue; a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

There is no question about the gorgeous setting or the sweet staff, but when things go wrong there are very few options. You are on a remote island. We had intermittent water the first day and no water the 2nd day. When the water did operate there was very little water pressure. The are very limited food options, the pool... More 

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CalaMia, Owner at Boutique Hotel Cala Mia, responded to this review

This review was written when the hotel was under different ownership, shortly after this review the hotel was sold and the resort under went a 12 month total renovation project under the guidance of the new owners. The concerns noted by by the traveller were addressed and many others improvements were performed during the project. So take a deep breath,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We(family of 6)had a truly wonderful time at this idyllic hideaway.The team running Cala Mia have everything-charm,efficiency and ability to create a totally relaxed environment. We would love to come back one day.

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Tampa, Florida
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Could not recommend the place more highly. From arrival by boat to the small intimate size and friendly feel to the most accommodating hosts, all was perfect. This is a boutique small resort so don't expect the Ritz but rather something better. Food, drink, service, atmosphere etc SUPERB. Please go and experience the hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you want to unwind, decompress, and get away from the speed of daily living, there is no better place than Hotel Cala Mia. You are picked up on the docks of Boca Chica and transported by boat to the beautiful well kept island resort hosted by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Joey and Ray, our... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this paradise. We come from East Gemany, and since we can move around the world, we did not visit a better place. Rooms so full of art, so individual. People so friendly, a view from the place behind the Bungalow so wonderful. Excellent breakfast and dinner is waitig for you. An overwhelming sunrise, leguans on... More 

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Weston, MA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful location. It was about 4 months after it changed hands, but they kept most of their lovely staff -- particularly Ray, Joey, Diana, Iris (the masseuse). I don't if they kept the same cook, but the food was marvelous. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, friendly, or attentive. Our rooms were clean,... More 

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Additional Information about Boutique Hotel Cala Mia

Address: Isla Boca Brava, Boca Chica, Panama
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Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boutique Hotel Cala Mia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Chiriqui
Boutique Hotel Cala Mia Panama/Boca Chica

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