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Hostal Cariguana

6738 Calle Las Medinas, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steven/Stebahn the owner was very informative and suggestive on what to see. He is so suggestive in a good way. He even took us up to see the top of the caldera and took us on a tour of the city. I'd recommend this hostel it comes with a breakfast you can't go wrong. Gps took us one street away,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights (3 people) in may. The owner was very helpful and we enjoyed every second of our stay. Rooms were very clean and good value for the money. For breakfast we had coffee, tea, orange juice, bread, scrambled eggs and pineapple Mosquito nets in the windows and a fan in the room. Bring earplugs if can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Loved our stay here. We had booked for 3 nights but extended to 6 as it was such a great place. Esterban and the family are wonderful hosts. The food was the best we had in all our Panama trip. Estervan gives his time to share all his knowledge of the area and is ultra helpful. The rooms are clean... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I loved the place. The owner put a great deal of detail in its construction; from the cool wind that flows through it, to the warm spring of wáter right there on the patio, to the replica of the Chartres labyrinth. The therapies are great and Dr. Colastra´s deep insight is only in his class in Panama. Great energy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stayed for 1 night on 19th October and I wish I could have stayed longer. Management were very helpful and friendly and provided an excellent breakfast. It's very relaxed in El valle in general but even more so with cariguana's hammocks! Very friendly cat was the icing on the cake for the animal lovers. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The owners will help in any way they can to make your stay comfortable and ensure everything works. The hostal is a max 10 min walk from the centre of El Valle passing some lovely houses along the way. The short walk out makes it feel like a break from the centre and there is a large covered area to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Esteban is just a great guy, he will do whatever he can to help you out. He cooks great breakfasts for very cheap. His parrots are great too. El Valle de Anton is an amazing setting. Only bummer is the fact that the rooms are small and the bed is too soft. Apart from that, great great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We discovered Estaban's hostal by fluke here on tripadvisor. We had tried to book another place that had been recommended to us in El Valle. Estaban's website didn't have much detail but we we wanted to have something booked before we arrived. We thought we might only stay one night. HOWEVER, the place was so much more than we imagined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

This charming B&B is truly one-of-a-kind! Hostal Cariguana is home of a 101-year-old herbalist that still works! Her name is Maria Candelaria and she is the grandmother of Esteban Espinosa, the administrator of this peaceful refuge. Esteban is also a learned herbalist that studied for many years under his grandmother. I live nearby, and have frequently called on Maria's and... More 

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