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Hacienda del Mar

Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
A Private Island Resort on San Jose Island | Pearl Islands, Panama, Panama Province, Panama
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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

HDM is a very special place. The setting is spectacular: Rustic cottages perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific. The service is always with a smile, and guests are treated as if it's a home, not a hotel. You can take meals when you want, keep the bar open until the wee hours, walk on the rocks with no signs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you are looking for a secluded getaway from hustle and bustle, yet still be pampered and doted upon, then Hacienda Del Mar is the place for you. My wife, son (6 years) and I went for a weekend in November, 2015. The views are breathtaking. The service is genuine. The food is, well, above average. Recommended: paddle boards to... More 

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2 Thank Nathan B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I have traveled to many destinations and as a diver am always looking for the unexplored - Isla San Jose is such a place - imagine finding this amazing resort on the island. The resort and island are reached by small plane - private charter is also very reasonable if split between 3 or 4 people. The location is fantastic... More 

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3 Thank Charles R
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Frozen food, no fresh fish or else, twice the prices of Panama city. Old furnitures: springs beds unlikely to provide rest. Mosquitoes everywhere at any time. Rooms are labelled "suites", but they are single rooms with no space to stretch. Beautiful site, friendly staff.

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Wisconsin
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My wife and I needed a break from our hectic schedules. We flew to Isla San Jose from Panama City and enjoyed five spectacular days at the only hotel on this private island. We read by the pool, took walks, kayaked, took the four-wheeler tour, and watched (and heard) many macaws jockey for nesting space in the trees above us.... More 

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davenport, ia
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When we were asked into an Air Panama club room while waiting for the flight to Hacienda Del Mar, we knew we were in for an exclusive experience. Landing on the island's airstrip, I could imagine Hervé Villechaize yelling "da plane, da plane!" as we arrived. We arrived with another family and we were HDM's only guests for 2 of... More 

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Panama
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Hacienda del mar is a "movie-like place".if you need to unwind, relax, enjoy the ocean, feel in peace with the world and the mankind this " The place". The food is good, I had spaghetti cooked "al dente", tender meat and fresh "pescado" every day. The service is a 5 star service, the personnel loves to pamper the guests and... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent a fabulous weekend in Hacienda del Mar, the only thing we dislike is we couldn't stay longer than a weekend :D! We will back!! We have a great flight, we're lucky with the weather because we went during the rain season. Since the moment we got there we're more than welcome to this beautiful exclusive... More 

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Hypoluxo, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This trip was a flashback to the show "Fantasy Island" .............from the moment our six-seat plane flew down a grass runway with sheep and goats to our reception with a tropical drink in our hands, we were continually amazed by the level of hospitality we received. Our meals were over the top, especially the lobster salad, where our only complaint... More 

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1 Thank sunany1
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a few days with a group of guys from work, as a retirement party. It was truly a unique experience and after reviewing the lower star ratings I believe people need to realize that you are off the grid with most of the infrastructure built in the 40's by the US military that is now a family... More 

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