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Playa Bluff Lodge

Playa Bluff Road, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 1000 AB, Panama
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Playa Bluff Lodge
Ranked #3 of 26 Bocas Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Boquete, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay at Playa Bluff Lodge. Thank you to the owner, Helena and staff Steve, Karen and others for making our stay perfect. The rooms here are clean and beautiful, the backyard and pond flora and fauna is awesome (cayman, toads, sloth etc!!)and Playa Bluff is a world class beach. We very much enjoyed the beach, jungle... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playa Bluff, the hidden gem of Panama. This place is located in a remote area of the Island of colon in Bocas Del Toro. First off, the owner and staff are excellent. They make sure you stay is perfect, whatever you need they can make happen. I stayed there with friends, and asked if Helena the owner could create some... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 8 nights at Playa Bluff and truly loved it! If your goal is to enjoy a relaxing vacation and you’re looking for a secluded location on Isla Colon / Bocas del Toro with individuality - this is the perfect choice. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and supportive. We felt welcomed every single day. The beach is... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for three days of our six in Panama and wished we would haave stayed longer for sure. The above pictures, like all pictures, dont/cant capture the perfect location and beauty of this hotel. It is directly in front of a world famous surf beach. The days we were there we sat had breakfast and... More

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we traveled with a nine months baby and this place was perfect for her with the pool ! The owners are very helpfull , nice , charming people ! All the staff was great ! the food was delicious . we loved the beach , the have a lot of seats and hamacs > they have a very good bluff... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We really loved this place and the people there. The house is in great shape, beautiful tile floor, spotlessly clean. The beach is very long and fun to just walk along for miles. Usually the waves are huge though and swimming is at best an adventure, if not outright dangerous. Back to the lodge - the owners used to live... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Playa Bluff Loung is a 45 minutes bike ride. The rent for a bike is 5 dollar per day, inclusive lock. The first part is on a mainroad and the second part on a dirt road. On our way we saw a sloth. When you arrive at Playa Bluff Lounge the kind bar Manager Michel welcome you. Playa Bluff Lounge... More

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Also Known As:
Playa Bluff Hotel
Playa Bluff Hotel Bocas Town
Playa Bluff Lodge Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
Address: Playa Bluff Road, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 1000 AB, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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