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Carretera Principal 8 Km South of Mariato | Palmilla, Mariato, Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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Hotel Heliconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a Coiba trip with Loos and Kees, staying at their hotel Heliconia the night before we set off. The whole trip was brilliant. Great hosts, good food and amazing sights in Coiba. Loos took fabulous pictures of our snorkelling trips on his underwater camera which they gave us on departure. The Heliconia itself is comfortable, clean and a... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello London_Mongoose, Thanks for writing a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip to Coiba with us. The Panamanian parks services (ANAM) are currently refurbishing the cabins on Coiba, so hopefully the accomodation there will gradually improve during 2014 and 2015. More

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We booked an amazing Coiba trip with Loes and Kees through Tanager Toursim for our family of four including my two children, ages 7 & 10 in early March 2014 that included accommodation at Hotel Heliconia before our departure and a most welcome visit upon returning from Coiba. Our entire experience was truly magical. Even before touching down in Panama,... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Dear Kasey B., You are making us blush. Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our hotel and the trip to Coiba. We still remember the cheese and cracker soup, it is part of our hotel folklore now :-). We enjoyed having you as guests and we... More

Mid-Atlantic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Those with the time to travel to Coiba will delight in Hotel Heliconia! However, if you are wondering whether to stay at the hotel for an Azuero visit/ocean proximity without sufficient time for the island trip, please do it!! What an opportunity to experience the dreams-made-reality of Loes and Kees' reforestation project and hotel, their wealth of information and knowledge... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Canopus, Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay on the west coast of the Azuero. And please do come back one day, we have added some new delightful dishes to our kitchen repertoire. More

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We are so lucky to have chosen this place. From the first moment of our arrival we were surrounded by the owners’ attention to every detail. They were doing really their best to make our stay with them unforgettable. And it was. The trip to Coiba island is just unique and the way they organise it is just perfect. We... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello elenkr, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your Coiba trip and your stay at our hotel. We enjoyed your company and wish you all the best. More

Monticello, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a great time staying at Heliconia and on the Coiba trip. Loes and Kees are two of the most interesting people we've ever met, and they take great care to make your stay and trip the best. And they are good cooks, too! We had some issues with our cell phone, getting money from the ATM in Mariato,... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Tom C., Thank you for writing a review. WE were glad we could help you and we are happy you enjoyed Coiba. Hopefully we will meet again. More

Johmstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a very quiet area and the hosts were wonderful! food was fantastic ! and they went out of their way to give us information! Loes even hand painted a shirt for my son. She is an exceptional artist! The room was simple but clean. There was plenty of hot water and pressure which can be difficult to find... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. And Loes is happy that your son liked the T-shirt (thanks too for sending the photo!) and we hope to meet him. He will come with you we hope when you plan to return and come with us to Coiba! More

Kirkland, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Once again, owners Loes and Kees go overboard catering to especially the logistical needs of their guests. Hotel Heliconia has been a bastion of civilization after our yearly week-long island camping trips. Their close ties with local boat captains, scientific backgrounds, multilinguistic AND cooking skills make Hotel Heliconia a great place to stay.

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hi Lani R., Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our B&B and at the islands. We hope to see you again next year and with an improved boat service. We are currently working with our captain to improve the service (larger shade cover on the boat, more comfortable seats). More

Anchorage, AK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Heliconia B&B and 2 nights on Coiba with Tanager Tours and highly recommend both to others. The B&B is comfortable, clean and well equipped. The tour was superbly organized and tremendously enjoyable with several snorkeling adventures, short walks along well marked trails and a boat trip through the mangroves. Our hosts were gracious and... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Dear pattiburton, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and Coiba trip. We hope to welcome you again some time. More

Dryden, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My daughter and I only stayed here one night but our hosts and their work made it a very special one. As soon as we set foot on their property we knew this was a special place. It is a perfect blend of science and art. The entire grounds are very well thought out and developed. They have created an... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hi LisaAnn732, Thank you for your taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed your company and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We booked a two-day /three-night trip to Coiba with Tanager Tourism, which included one night's stay at Hotel Heliconia. If you're considering a trip to Coiba, this is an excellent company to go with. The group is small (there were six people in ours) and the guide is one of the two owners. There is also the boat's captain and... More

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Cowsandmoons, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Coiba tour. Installing reading lights is a good auggestion and we will follow up on that one.. We are looking for reading lights that fit with the room. We hope to install those in the next three months or so. More

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Address: Carretera Principal 8 Km South of Mariato | Palmilla, Mariato, Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santiago de Veraguas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Heliconia Panama/Veraguas

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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