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La Playita Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Pedasi, Panama
La Playita Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is one of kind, a piece of art. Great beach, food was good and reasonably priced. Lester the owner is great! Get an oceanview room if possible, #6 is amazing! The best part are the animals. Many many monkeys. Also deer, emu (I think. looks like a small osterich), many more. Highly recommended place!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not your usual resort. It has been a creation of love; for nature, wildlife and architecture. It’s historically Panamanian with a modern twist. I highly recommend you give it a try with no preconceived notions. Accept it for its unique characteristics. There is no pool, but you are on the ocean. They serve meals, not high end, but... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited this place in carnivals which means it was very full. The beach was very beautiful and my family really enjoyed the animals over there. It would be better if they would clean up better the bathrooms. I think if I visit in another season when its less full it would be cleaner. I find the entrance kind of... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stopped by for lunch and a beach stroll. The$5.00 entry fee was voided because we were going to have a late lunch. We had fresh fish and a shrimp plate. The fresh right off the boat fish was cooked to perfection. The shrimp were large, spiced perfectly. The bottle of wine chosen for us was very good. As you... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If visiting Pedasi, this place is strongly recommended. Located a few minutes away from Pedasi downtown. Beware that from their entrance street towards their location, it is a dirt road, therefore consider driving carefully. Once you are in La Playita, you will notice a gentleman will charge $5 for using their commodities. Totally worth it. This is a rustic place,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As other reviews state, Lester knight, the owner and famous retired jockey is the owner of this property. Meeting Lester is a delight. He is charming and likable. Lester offered a tour of the Oceanside rooms that are being completed now. The work is incredible. The rooms offer a deck overlooking the pacific bay Lester owns. Views are outstanding. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A beautiful and very exciting place. The best beach of Panama in the pacific coast, like a carpet. There are several types of animals free, like parrots, monkeys, emus, a lot of birds and butterflies and one Bambi. It is a peaceful and quiet place. It is very close to Iguana Island and you can go whale watching to Pedasi.

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

After reading all the wonderful reviews we decided to book Playita for 5 nights. Well, can you imagine our surprise when we entered the road to this small resort to find 15 bus loads of people. There were people everywhere. We could not even get into the grounds. There was know reservation area or anyone who spoke English to help... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Parrots in a gorgeous array of colours flying fast through the trees and alighting near the monkeys. Lester, the owner bought this property as a get-away with an incredible beach and lots of mature trees. Over time it has transformed into a small get-away place with about 8 rooms. Each building is built with excellent materials and skilled artisan workmanship.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a prefect place to bring children. There are shady huts beside a calm beach in a protected cove. Your older ones can rent surf boards at neighbouring Playa Venao while the little ones dabble in the shallows of La Playita. We stayed in one of the new rooms in the lodge still under construction. Pros: spacious lovely rooms... More 

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