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Bluff Beach Retreat

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Playa Bluff, Isla Colon, Panama
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Bluff Beach Retreat
Ranked #2 of 34 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a year late :) Our family of 10 (7 adults, 3 children aged 8, 5 and 1) stayed at Bluff Beach resort in the main house in January 2014. I could not imagine a more accommodating and helpful host than Ron. Anything we wanted to do, he made it happen for us. Ziplining, snorkelling, fishing, sailing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ron and Christine, Thank you so much for the great time in Bocas del Toro. Your place is simply great and we enjoyed it a lot. It is a great place to relax and to recharge the batteries. The nearby Beach Bar as well as the two restaurants are also perfect to enjoy good food close to the ocean as... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Bluff Beach Resort in the Las Palmas guesthouse. The place is quiet and set outside of town - perfect for anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Our suite was basic and clean with a small kitchenette. It was nice to relax on the porch however it did... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Chill by pool, ocean, on the deck OR thrill with horseback riding, ATVs, biking, boat trips, excursions. Stayed almost a week sharing the 2 BR cottage with friends. Ron was the perfect host, very accommodating whatever the request. Breakfasts were delicious. Secluded, off the grid experience. The main road is quite an experience. Excellent restaurant a quick walk away. Town... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Loved staying here. Ron and crew made us feel very welcome and helped arrange some awesome excursions. The beach nearby is secluded and wild. The main house where we stayed was very relaxing and the pool was fantastic. Would highly recommend a horseback excursion as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just returned from a 5 day visit to Bocas. Had a great time at this small hotel. Another couple and us shared the 2-bedroom cottage, which we felt fit out needs perfectly. Ron, our host, was very helpful in arranging trips (boat tour to the Green Acres Cocoa plantation was our favorite), giving advice, and he even took us on... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I rarely give 5 stars, but Playa Bluff is deserving of my highest praise. I have never felt so relaxed -- everything is just easy, peaceful and enjoyable -- oh and it literally is located in paradise, pretty much heaven on earth. I've been to more fancy beach resorts, but am turned off by development and crowds. You can't beat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What an undiscovered peace of heaven.. Hard to write this because I'd like to keep it to myself, but the hosts were so amazing I must. Great for couples, families or a an amazing romantic retreat. The food there was incredible or you can walk down the beach and be treated to a great meal there. Hard to find places... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Right from the start, Ron made everything easy. Flights to and from Panama City, check (Ron is also a travel agent). Bikes with child seat for 4-year-old, check. Room with one king and one twin, check. Ability to put child to bed and hang out for a while, check. Snorkling gear, check. Local cell phone, check. Bike locks for bike,... More 

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Hitchin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Bluff Beach Retreat is total, get away from it all bliss. We had comfortable, fully equipped accommodation that overlooked stunning plants and other wild life (the humming birds were a joy). It is a totally comfortable, clean and friendly environment with the beautiful golden beach and swimming pool just seconds away. We spent our time in hammocks,- drink in hand,... More 

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Address: Playa Bluff, Isla Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel Bocas Town
Bluff Beach Retreat Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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