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Hotel Boca Brava

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Boca Brava Island, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
Nature lovers welcome!
Hotel Boca Brava
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about BB from another hotel worker in a nearby town....said it was a great place and he was correct! Note do not arrive after sundown without arranging a boat....we got stuck in Boca Chica and that was not a great experience....but travelling error on our part. BB owner would have picked us up ....but be wise and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brad was there to greet us upon arrival. A surfer dude well aged has transformed a jungle into a tile mosaic oasis at the tip of island. Howler monkeys scream from the trees, the dogs are friendly and the beaches near by. Steady winds blow the hammocks on the castle like restaurant reception area. An upscale quite crowd, nice tranquility.... More 

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Bonaventure, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved ahead of time for 2 nights. The man at the boat to cross to the island was very nice andhelpful. Crossing was 3$ per person. Note that there are many steps to go up to the hotel when you arrive. A few hours after we arrived, we received news and we were forced to leave the following day.... More 

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colorado springs, colorado, usa
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved everything about this fantastic hotel on the island of Boca Brava. The owner is obviously putting a lot of effort into making it even better. The restaurant has great food at very inexpensive prices with generous portions (we shared a lot of meals). The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and after you are there... More 

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Le Creusot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was there with my girlfriend and some friends. The location is super good for sight seeing, for sport fishing and for snorkeling. There is an amazing spot on top of the bar (you cannot order your drinks from there but you can go there with your drinks in order to enjoy the view). They had an amazing German volunteer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hotel BB is located a short 10 minute boat ride from Boca Chica. Whilst the journey of getting there was an adventure itself, don't let this put you off should you seek an island retreat away from the hustle and bustle of other resorts. The island has just 3 hotels/hostels on it with Hotel Boca Brava at one end and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We took a boat to here from Seagull Cove for lunch. When we arrived the restaurant was experiencing a lunch "rush". The owner was great in that he was very busy but he recognized the "just give the Americans a beer and they'll be happy" faces we had. The spot is up on a point with spectacular views. We split... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife and I visited Isla Boca Brava for a few days to celebrate my birthday and, after reading some good reviews on Trip Advisor, decided to stay here. They had the room we wanted available for only 2 nights of our 3 nights stay, so I was informed we would have to move rooms our third night. We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice hotel with a restaurant overlooking the Pacific coast. Don't miss the ladder in the restaurant on the second floor to get to the roof, beautiful view! Very friendly staff and great food, try the Boca Brava chicken :). A bit slow service sometimes. The islsnd itself is covered by rainforest and there are trails leading to several beaches (but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Boca Brava for two nights. The hotel is clean, safe and quiet. The room was clean, small, with one double bed and a single bed with a shared bathroom, for $57 a night. The walk to the 3 beaches was peaceful and gorgeous with jungle atmosphere all around us. Get ready for beautiful vegetation, butterflies, and... More 

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HotelBocaBrava, Owner at Hotel Boca Brava, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, I am sorry you didn't have a stellar visit here as most people do. The coral reef you speak of is 100% alive, abundant and thriving. Unfortunately I can tell you never actually reached the reef and only saw the piles of small pieces that have broken off of the reef over the many, many years it has... More 

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