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Bluff Beach Retreat

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Playa Bluff, Isla Colon, Panama
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Bluff Beach Retreat
Ranked #1 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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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ron, the guy who runs the place, greeted us the first day and set the tone. We were there during the low season and ended up having the lodge and pool to ourselves the first day. We had a huge delicious breakfast both mornings, borrowed bikes to ride to the beach and Bocas Town for dinner, and fell asleep to... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Where to start? Firstly, Ron and Christine are THE BEST hosts! Easy going, interesting and fun and really helpful too. Secondly, the place, have you seen the photos? that's what it's like! We started everyday with a fantastic breakfast and coffee (love that coffee). There is so much or so little to do. Bikes to explore the jungle or town.... More

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Park City, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place felt like it was right out of a dream. It was quiet (besides the ocean and birds and moneys right outside your door) and peaceful. I hope to return here with the rest of my family. The food is delicious! We rode their horses and had a great ride. The beach is private and pristine! I enjoyed meeting... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ron has created a wonderful retreat, especially for a family of four. We rented Las Palmas Casita for 3 nights and could have stayed longer. The Casita is behind the main house and is more private. It has a wonderful front porch where you can sip your morning coffee listen to birds and monkeys (the Howlers live on the hill... More

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Newport Beach, California
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked at last minute and luckily they had 2 rooms for us. When we got off the water taxi to Boca del Toro and saw the town we were a little weary. Crowded and noisy. The owner of this gem had William pick us up and take us on a 20 minute crazy road drive (our rental car would... 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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