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El Sitio Playa Venao

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Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love a huge beach, sunshine, friendly people and a room that looks out upon the waves.... THIS is your hotel. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There is a nice pool to chill at and watch the sun set over the ocean. It is so worth the drive. Calamari and ceviche was wonderful!

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Southwestern Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The El Sitio is located on a surfing beach just outside Pedasi in Panama. What a fantastic property - from the appealing setting, lovely rooms, FANTASTIC staff from all over the world, spa treatments and the adventures they can hook you up with. The biggest, and most delightful surprise, is the gourmet dining offered in the hotel!!!! Some of the... More 

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Thank averylin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best kept secret in Panama! El Sitio can be found in a small surfing bay called Playa Venao. We dont surf but stumbled across this hotel. We decided to stay here for a few nights during our 2 week panamanian tour. It is absolutely amazing! Very quite and very few people around however the beach is incredible, the water is... More 

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Thank Yycmaddogg
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to stay there just one day to relax, but then we decided to remain two days more (and we still be there if we found a room available!) The room was very comfortable and the staff nice and helpful. The restaurant food was great (especially cheviche and grilled fish). But I think the best thing is the mood... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Playa Venao offers so much more than a great place to stay for surfers. The rooms are beautifully furnished and well maintained. The restaurant offers amazing dishes, great wine and friendly service. The owners are always on site and their attention to detail is evident everywhere. I truly enjoyed myself, even though I am not a surfer. It is a... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

super friendly staff, comfortable rooms with amazing view, great beach bar, nice music. The menu in the restaurant is very big and all meals we had was exceptionally good! I believe this is the best place in Panama if you love the beach, the surfing culture and great music. This place has a very special vibe!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Playa Venao is remote, plan 5 hours drive (6 for us with kids) from Panama City, but once you get there... WOW - nothing less! The Hotel is located right in the heart of the bay, with easy walk to everywhere. Lots of things to do here, surf lessons, SUP rentals, horse back riding, great clean pool, waterfalls minutes drive... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This has truly been an amazing experience for my Husband and I. We only have good things to say about "El Sitio" The staff is very friendly and very professional. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very CLEAN! Which for me when i travel is very important. The beds are so comfy, it is amazing to wake up to hearing... More 

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Thank Dida A
Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hotel El Sitio is one of the best hotels you can stay at when visiting in Playa Venao. This is my 5th time staying with this Hotel. The location is perfect as they are situated in the middle of the "horseshoe" shaped bay, shared amongst other hotels and restaurants. The receptionist was very kind and professional and got us in... More 

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Three Rivers, California
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Not a great experience here. Highlight was that it was right on the beach. Oceanfront room view blocked by palm trees planted in front. It should cost half or less than what it does. I've given it 3 stars because the rooms were clean and it is a good location if you want to be in Venao, but do research... More 

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1Assaf, General Manager at El Sitio Playa Venao, responded to this review

We are truly sorry we could not meet your expectations... indeed El Sitio is not built to the personal service standard of USA, or All inclusive type resorts... we feel it does not reflect the true nature of Latin America. Our rooms have no phones, and room service is not a standard here, guests in all resorts are urged to... More 

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