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Hacienda del Mar

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A Private Island Resort on San Jose Island | Pearl Islands, Panama, Panama Province, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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davenport, ia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
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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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Calgary, Canada
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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We spent two nights on the island with our two boys ages 8 and 11. We all enjoyed the stay and the flight. Going to the island is adventure. The rooms are best described as rustic but appropriate for the environment. We literally used the rooms as a place sleep since there were enough activities to keep the boys happy... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We'd been to the Pearl Island before (Contadora and Saboga), but the island of San Jose feels like somewhere else entirely - a private oasis just a 30 minute flight from Panama city. The island is huge compared with Contadora, and there is only one hotel, so the whole island is basically yours. The hotel will arrange a boat or... More 

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Green Bay WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We spends 4 days at HDM. The property is kept up with lots of plants and fun birds Got great pictures of Lucas who loves to drink wine. The only person that spoke English was manager Marissa which she did a great job helping us plan our days Food was good and portions way too big. The beach was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The wildlife here is amazing. I was in awe of the birds. A toucan joined us for lunch. He flew right to our table and an iguana roamed around by the pool as I relaxed on a hammmock. Our junior suite was clean and air conditioned and had great views with a fabulous balcony. It felt very private. Some of... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Private, beautiful and good food. Magnificent beach, all you could ask for and more. The facility although showing it's age a little is very well maintained. The only noise disruption came from the tropical birds as they fed. Truly a treat. The staff was helpful and any issues with language was patiently worked out.

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