My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights at playa bluff lodge and had a great time. The beach, rainforest, wildlife and great hosts (Erwin and hilde) what more could you ask for?
The lodge is out of the way of the busy bocas town (possibly a little too far out but you can't have everything - it does cost a fair bit when you get a taxi back to town - a daily free ride into town would be a great add on if at all possible, followed by a late afternoon collection!) located directly on a fantastic beach, however not good for swimming due to the waves - I am a very strong swimmer but these can take you out of your depth very quickly. The gardens and pond area are fantastic, during the day it's lovely but at night this area becomes alive with wildlife, something both my girlfriend and I no miss.
You can go for a nice walk into the jungle with a great local guide who tried to show us as many things as possible - including lots of birds, frogs, crocs, monkeys and lizards.
To sum up it is a great place to spend between 3-5 nights, prices are ok possibly on the high end but we really did enjoy our time there. Two small negatives, 1 the room we were in seemed ridiculously warm at night and really could do with more fans to help move the air about a little and the second negative was just the cost of getting to and from town, as long as your aware of this in advance that's fine, but we weren't :-/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swimming Pool!!! Holiday in the tropics next to pristine beach and jungle. Beachwalk for hours without meeting people. Huge 600 kilo leatherback turtles lay eggs in front of your room. Explore the rain forest and wildlife. Botanical garden with birds, monkeys, poison dart frogs, sloths and many more animals. Large comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and terraces. Rancho next to the pond with tropical fishes. Kids Playground. Pick up service. Just opened lounge restaurant right at the beach, Playa Bluff Lounge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Bluff Hotel Bocas Town
- Playa Bluff Lodge Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon