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Playa Bluff Lodge

Playa Bluff Road, Isla Colon 1000 AB, Panama
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Playa Bluff Lodge
Ranked #4 of 32 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Eugene, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owners (Helene and Reiner), their children, staff, and new manager (Cindy) were delightful hosts. They go out of their way to make you feel part of their family and, at the same time, welcomed guests. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The gardens and pool are immaculately maintained. The food was very good. This is a nice alternative to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite place. Karen and Steve make this place. The owners are a bit stand offish. Breakfast was excellent every Time. A little far from town. Over 2 hour walk. 30 minute cab ride and you could wait for an hour or so for them to show up. Restaurant is good here. Beach is nice. Can't really swim in it. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I stayed here several weeks ago and found it to be a comfortable, quiet, clean lodge with friendly staff. It is a bit of a hike from Bocas Town (about 40 minute cab ride), but that gets you into nature and the peace that comes with it. That being said, there are plenty of things to do... More

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Arlington, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Despite being the only guests when we went (due to it being low/rainy season) we had a great, relaxing stay at Playa Bluff Lodge. We were looking for a place that wasn't in town but that wasn't completely isolated, and this was a great place for that. Not much else right around the hotel, but it helps that they at... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here in February with family (3 kids, ages 11 to 8). Enjoyed the eco nature of the resort and saw howler monkeys, sloths and caimans in the garden in back. Pool was very handy for the kids because the beach is beautiful but the surf is too dangerous for swimming. While staying there we saw a surfer who almost... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Excellent location in between beach and jungle. Your own wildlife just steps behind your bungalow. Spotting the giant leatherback turtle at night on the beach. Great food. And last but not least: the friendliest, kindest, and most amazing owners and managers who by the way, also just manage to remember the names of each and every guest. Go to this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a lovely place to stay next to a phenomenal beach. With over 5km of sand and surf on your doorstep there is nothing not to like. The hotel is set amongst the jungle and whilst here we spotted a sloth and it's baby, frogs and a myriad of tropical birds. The rooms are clean, really large and beds... More

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Boquete, Panama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I just spent five days relaxing in beautiful Bluff Beach on the northern coast of Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro. While the town of Bocas itself is lively and full of fun seekers, I prefer the quieter more natural settings of sand, ocean, jungle, birdsong and frogs. Playa Bluff Lodge is the perfect setting for those who would rather skip... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This holiday felt like we were living the dream! Amazing landscape, the beautiful beach and we saw the most tropical animals. You can have lovely dinners in the nice restaurant with live music. Thanks a lot to the owners and fantastic staff who made everything happen. We would really recommend to everybody to visit this lodge for a perfect combination... More

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Mpls, MN
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a really tough review to write as we wanted to love this place. We were sure that we would love its "remote" location. We had expected a true ecolodge which Playa Bluff Lodge is NOT. PBL needs to read up on what a true ecolodge is. The Good: The staff was very good, the breakfast was delicious. Yes... More

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PlayaBluffLodge, General Manager at Playa Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to take the opportunity to set straight some misconceptions and incorrect information contained in this review for people who may be thinking of staying at Playa Bluff Lodge. Water use The reviewer arrived at a difficult time. Bocas del Toro does not have a “dry season.” During this time these islands were experiencing a severe water shortage.... More

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Address: Playa Bluff Road, Isla Colon 1000 AB, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Playa Bluff Hotel Bocas Town
Playa Bluff Lodge Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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New Swimming Pool!!! Holiday in the tropics next to pristine beach and jungle. Beachwalk for hours without meeting people. Huge 600 kilo leatherback turtles lay eggs in front of your room. Explore the rain forest and wildlife. Botanical garden with birds, monkeys, poison dart frogs, sloths and many more animals. Large comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and terraces. Rancho next to the pond with tropical fishes. Kids Playground. Pick up service. Just opened lounge restaurant right at the beach, Playa Bluff Lounge. ... more   less 
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