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Punta Rica

Isla Bastimentos | Puntaricabocas Com, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Punta Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Keller, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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texas
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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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22 helpful votes 22 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
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Punta Rica! Richard and Elena (Collette was in Montreal) helped us plan each day to our liking. No request was too difficult for them. They arranged our private water taxi driver who stayed with us all day and took us wherever we wanted to go. The trek up the hill was... More 

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Camdenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We highly recommend Punta Rica. The owner, Richard, has the necessary arrangements worked out for you in advance. He meets you at the airport in Bocas and has a cab lined up to transport you and your luggage the short distance to the boat dock, where he has a boat and driver ready to take you on a short ride... More 

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Arkansas
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16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

4 couples have traveled every Feb for 15+ yrs to a warm island. We consider Bastimentos to be our best so far. The first impression is an ahhhh moment, lush thick rainforest, brilliant tropical flowers, a peacefulness that immediately surrounds you as you enter the villa. Deep overhangs shelter you from sun or gentle showers, hammocks beckon. Its an eco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Punta Rica is one of the best places we stayed in Panama! The views from the windows were stunning, especially with the beautifully decorated interior. The hosts, Richard and Collette, were very hospitable. Collette and her staff went out of their way to accommodate us and to prepare culinary meals. We felt like guests in a beautiful jungle palace. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were a large group of 12 people in three families. We rented the whole villa, one room for each adult couple (room being a private two story loft like space). and another fourth, for all of the kids together. We had a marvellous time.. We came from Chile and spent two weeks. Had an action packed, excursion-filled time. The... More 

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