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The Firefly Bocas del Toro

Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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The Firefly Bocas del Toro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our time at The Firefly. The rooms, food, view, and privacy can't be beat. It had a fun, young vibe without the party crowd. We were invited to relax, have a drink, and enjoy the property. Lauren's food cannot be beat, the (included) breakfast is a perfect way to start your day. Ryan provided paddle boards and surfing... More

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was perfect! Ryan and Lauren are so sweet and helpful. Rene was a great help showing us around and getting us water taxis. The food was delicious and the rooms are very nice, comfortable, and clean. We can't wait to go back!!

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife took me to Panama for my 40th birthday. Our four-night stay at the Firefly was the highlight of the trip. The Firefly's location was exactly what we were looking for. It occupies it's own corner of paradise, removed from the quaint bustle of Bocas Town, but not more than a five-minute walk plus ten-minute boat ride away; convenient... More

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Randle, wa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days. We were on our honeymoon. The B&B is amazing. The food oh my goodness, yum! The staff are so kind and eager to make everything as perfect as possible. Rene gives great tours! Lauren and Ryan have made an amazing escape! We loved it here and cannot wait to come back!

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights at Firefly and had a lovely time. In the room they provide you with a list of things to do and where to eat. It is true there isn't a dresser to unpack your clothes but we just used the selves and worked just fine. Bed was comfy and the fan... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

From all the 8 places we stayed during our trip through Panama, this was by far our favorite place. We were welcomed so warmly. They make an effort to personalize your stay - welcome board with your name on it when you walk up to the property, your names on plastified paper on your reserved dinner table, the friendly email... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Firefly was simply amazing! If you go to the Bocas del Toro region, you must seek out The Firefly to stay and eat! It is THE best food in the area! (but I'll get back to that.) It was serendipitous finding the place online and reading up on Lauren and Ryan's story (they've got you tube videos documenting how... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed in the bungalows for 3 nights at the Firefly. We had an awesome welcoming when we arrived. There was a personalized sign welcoming us and we met Lauren at the bar for some amazing drinks. The hotel is right on the water which was great to listen to the ocean at night when we slept. Ryan and Lauren... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We traveled as a couple to The Firefly from Puerto Vuejo in Costa Rica at the end of March. We stayed in the 'Air' bungalow for 5 nights. We can only say great things about this place! From the moment I sent an email to Lauren & Ryan to the moment we left The Firefly, we experienced 5 * service.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I walked to Firefly from Red Frog Beach last week to have lunch. What a great location right on the water there. The setup of the deck and bar creates a great vibe. All of the people working and staying there were super friendly, especially Lauren, the owner. Had a spicy fish wrap there that blew me away and came... More

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Additional Information about The Firefly Bocas del Toro

Address: Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Firefly Bocas Del Toro Panama/Isla Bastimentos

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Firefly is a small, boutique B&B located on Bastimentos in Bocas Del Toro Panama. We are located directly on the Caribbean and have 2 ocean front rooms and 1 jungle view room. Our restaurant/bar is open 6 days a week for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Breakfast is included in your stay. We are a 3 minute walk from Basti Town (Old Bank) and a 7 minute boat taxi ride from Bocas Town. ... more   less 
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