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Cala Mia Boutique Resort

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Isla Boca Brava, Gulf of Chiriqui, 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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sussex
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from Panama and ended our holiday with five nights at this lovely hotel. The bungalows are very comfortable, clean and attractive and in a wonderful setting all looking out across the sea. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The restaurant serves wonderful food that is imaginative and beautifully presented. There are two... More 

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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Hyland, Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive and positive review about Cala Mia. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments about the hotel and we are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Please be assured that this will be shared with our Chefs and staff. Your comments about... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is outstanding. Accommodations, food and service are excellent. Wonderful seascape, very good beaches, good hiking, kayaking and snorkeling plus attractive day trip options. Would return in a heartbeat

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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for choosing Cala Mia for your recent stay in Panama. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and that you felt at home with us. Thank you again most sincerely for taking the time to write and share your experience at Cala Mia. It is a great incentive for our staff to keep working hard.... More 

jmaev
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my wife and 6 year old daughter in February '15. A high end resort on a very private island that offers peace and quiet, but allows for a ton of activity if you chose. We hiked with one of the staff to see the howler monkeys and to visit an indigenous family (an incredible experience). We went... More 

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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your visit to Cala Mia! It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine, and the various activities on the property. Your comments have been shared with our team which motivate us to continue our efforts in providing our valuable customers with quality products... More 

Harlingen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was simply amazing. The owner and staff exceeded our needs and our experience was one we will never forget. We took a hike to a local indian village were we saw first hand how people live in harmony with nature. We'll be back again next year.

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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your five stars review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We can assure you we feel most proud of the daily efforts of our team to make sure our guests are fully satisfied. We look forward to see you again. Best regards, Cala Mia Resort Team More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cala Mia is well worth the long journey. A beautiful landscape tucked in Boca Chica, this place exceeded our expectations. The staff was exceptional and catered to our personal needs. The food was delicious.... My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Cala Mia for your recent stay in Panama. We are glad that you enjoyed the location as well as our food and service. We would be more than happy to have you soon again with us. Regards, Cala Mia Resort Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mary Jo, We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us, thank you for choosing Cala Mia and taking the time to tell others about us. We are very pleased that the welcoming nature and warmth of our service was a real highlight for you throughout your stay. Your wonderful review is so motivating... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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 Cala Mia Boutique Resort, 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your five star review about Cala Mia. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments about the hotel and we are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again most sincerely for taking the time to write and share your experience at Cala Mia. It is a great incentive for... More 

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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CalaMiaResort, General Manager at Cala Mia Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive and positive review about Cala Mia. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments about the hotel and we are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments about our helpful and friendly team are also going to be shared throughout the hotel... More 

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 Cala Mia Boutique Resort, 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 

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