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Panama Big Game Fishing Club

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Isla Boca Brava | Near Boca Chica, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Hiya all, I have to say this place is a bit of a secret. I just spent a spectacular weekend at The Panama Big Game Fishing Lodge in Boca Chica in Chiriqui, Panama. John and his team work really hard to create the ultimate experience for the big game fisherman and the lovers of nature alike. The two aren't actually... More 

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Arab, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fishing was incredible and the staff was even better. We fished for two days and landed 1 marlin and 2 sails. The fishing was slow the second day, but the crew did everything they could. What more can you ask for!? They worked very hard and their efforts were much appreciated by our group. The accommodations were A+ and so... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Spent the 2 nod week of May 2015 here. We were part of an organised trip of a group of 12, and we had our own personal group of 5, which quickly became assimilated. Impossible not to. The lodge itself was fantastic. Cabins each had 4 single beds with a luxurious lounge area, including a huge TV and stereo, why... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Since returning from my first visit to panama big game fishing club(pbgfc) in june 2014 i have been waiting to get back there,and had the opportunity to be back there this year in may 2015.The service at pbgfc is just remarkable,anything you want they do without any fuss,they are all about making the client have the best time of there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had 2 weeks fishing with a bunch of guys with trip organized by the Bluewater Magazine. There was a dozen of us for the first week and 6 for the second week. I will start with the bad and its all to do with the admin side. After paying for the trip it took months and numerous emails to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I never had caught fish this big in my life. It was really nice not to see a lot of other boats chasing each other around like you find in Mexico. The Chef was great. Had a couple of minor mechanical issues but the crew was capable and got us going quickly.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited Panama Big Game Fishing Club in March our 1st trip there. The lodge , cabins and facilities are first class, staff are excellent and very attentive. Boats and fishing gear are top of the range. Boat crews are very experienced and know their fishing grounds.me We are looking forward to a return trip early next year. A big... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited the lodge early December. The place is well looked after.People are friendly and they will do anything just to keep you happy John Pearce the manager is a terrific person and keeps the lodge ticking like a clock .Offshore fishing was slow as it was beginning of the season .Inshore fishing was more than what we expected .My... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I booked a trip with Panama Big Game Fishing after trying other fishing camps in Panama as it looked like it was wife friendly as well as good fishing. My wife loved the facility and the fishing was fantastic. Starting with a very energetic and experienced manager Jon, with a great staff and chef, our stay couldn't have been any... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I visited PBGFL in January 2015 and was met on the city side by Aura, a wonderful woman with terrific personality and great knowledge of the city and history of Panama. When we got to David we were met by Alex the "unofficial Mayor of David" awesome guy who has great sense of humor and clearly perfect for the hospitality... More 

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