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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Collette was the most warm and friendly host! Richard was great and cooks an amazing steak (and other meals). Elena made sure we had great activities every day. Everything about Punta Rica was great. It's a small place and you really feel like family when you're there.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our host Richard and his team (Elena , Mariella , Abel and Jeremia) made our stay at this inn a wonderful experience and made us part of their family. The food and the service were excellent (amazing would describe it better). The rooms were large and very clean. The decor is beautiful. We were treated like friends and all the... More

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Montreal, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every moment of our stay, The rooms are very big and confortable with bathroom and shower in each room, with a balcony and the view is incredible, The service and the food was absolutely delicious and cooked with a lot fresh fruits, vegetables and fish that were amazing, Our host Richard is a... More

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Hamburg, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I guess, paradise should be as Punta Rica on Isla Bastimentos. The accommodation is off Bocas town, but to reach only 10 minutes drive by boat. The rooms are large, very clean, provided with many details. The food is excellent. We were hosted by Elena and Mariela (both excellent hosts !). If you care to be reachable, there is reliable... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We loved our stay at Punta Rica. The surroundings are gorgeous and the location is great for taking trips to surrounding islands. Richard was so accomodating and served the most delicious food! Such a relaxing, quiet place to be but at the same time, appreciated the wi fi access so that we could keep in touch with our kids at... More

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This house is conveniently located on an island about 5 minutes from Bocas. It is a very nice secluded house that is close to everything via a taxi boat ride. Boat taxis into Bocas is only $1-$2 per person. The house has very large rooms, each with private living areas, private bathrooms and baths. All rooms in the house have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had an excellent stay with Richard at Punta Rica. It was such a unique experience. You felt like you were in a tree house in the jungle, but with gourmet food and wifi. The service was superb; anytime you wanted to arrange for a boat Richard would make a call and it would happen. The accommodations were spotless and... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I found ourselves with nowhere to stay in Bocas the night before our arrival, which resulted in some frantic e mails and phone calls at the last minute. When we got hold of Richard he apologised and said his place was currently closed and he unfortunately wouldn't be able to accommodate us. A short conversation followed, and... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed at the villa for 3 nights for an executive retreat in February and had the entire villa for our group. Richard and Elena took great care of us.The villa was exactly described on the website. We had breakfast at the villa every morning and the food was great. The rooms are spacious and each suite had their own... More

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New York
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25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had a lovely time at Punta Rica, and in the Bocas area in general. We were a family of 4, with two kids (a teen and a tween). We were the only family there, taking up 2 of the 4 room/suites for 5 nights. All of the wonderful things that other reviewers have said are true. The food prepared... More

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Address: Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Punta Rica Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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It is a nature lover’s dream, being a sanctuary for indigenous red, orange and gold-colored frogs. Many species of birds, such as parrots, hummingbirds and the gorgeous Montezuma Oropendola can be seen right from the open-air decks of the house. Howler and white-faced monkeys as well as sloths are also an occasional sight. There are two beautiful reefs within a short swimming distance of our private beach and dock and the most popular snorkeling spot in Bocas, Hospital Point, is just a few minutes away. Be at one with nature while enjoying many gorgeous beaches at close proximity. ... more   less 
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