We stayed here right after New Years –originally going to stay two nights and ended up staying five. I can’t say enough good things. Our host, Celestino was fantastic – going above and beyond, even dropping us off at a restaurant one night.
Accommodations were comfortable and garden beautiful. Our room was big, with a large balcony/patio outside – there was cable TV, AC, and the bathroom was simple, spacious and well decorated. Hot water plentiful and water pressure strong. We had a beautiful pair of French doors leading to the balcony, and enjoyed much of the time outside. While the doors were beautiful, they weren’t screened, so we had to leave them closed in the evening when the bugs came out. It seemed that bugs were on a timer and came out every night at the same time for about an hour.
What I enjoyed most was this was real Panama -comfortable, but without pretensions. A simple contrast –when we were at Bocas del Toro, we went on a boat tour, the coral was dead. The guide offered us soda from a cooler and after we got back, he asked us for $2 for every soda we drank. Here it was so different! When we went on the rainforest tour, we felt like we were the only ones there, they brought cold drinks and told us to help ourselves- and no hidden charge. And it was gorgeous!