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INNOVATIVE - ARTISTIC- COMFORTABLE - WELLNESS -DISCONNECT - RELAX - RESET. La Buena Vida is located in the heart of Santa Catalina, Panama. Conveniently located near all super markets, restaurants, dive shops, and just a short walk from beaches and surf breaks. All our private villas have hot water, A/C and a mini frige. Book our "Casa del Mar" or house at Las Casitas for a full kitchen. Our artistic garden cafe serves healthy breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. We offer regular yoga classes to the public in our beautiful tree-top yoga studio. As well as custom massage treatments.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Main Street 600 Meters From the Beach, Santa Catalina 60745 Panama
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Chitre Airport61 mi
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Unfortunately there is not a lot of yoga places in Santa Catalina and I couldn’t find any close/ at the beach. So I took the one that was most central and even though it wasn’t at the beach it was really really nice! the yoga place is part of la buena Vida accommodation bit
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Buena Vida. We stayed in two different rooms - one regular room with a double bed and bunk bed, and one large-family studio - and both were nice and comfortable with great showers. The hotel is clean and well taken care off and the owners run
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A friend and I traveled to Santa Catalina for 5 days and took a salsa dance class from an incredibly exuberant and amazing woman named Melissa. I have never salsa danced before, but Melissa broke it down into four basic steps. She was very patient with all the newbies in the
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Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena Vida
Responded Jun 28, 2018
HOORAY!!! We love Melissa and hope she will be back for more salsa next season. At the moment we are offering Ashtanga Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga and Dance Therapy in our beautiful treetop studio.
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We stayed in Gekko house for one night. It was very nicely made, everything with green lizards, perfect match with the surrounding forrest. All in the room was clean, and the space was OK for two people. The crew on the reception is nice, especially the English speaking guy who
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Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena Vida
Responded Jun 28, 2018
Thanks Michal for 4 stars! Service is a top priority to us so I am sorry if you found our local didn't meet your expectations. We do actually provide the fastest wifi service in town. A great reason to stay at La Buena Vida, plus the attention to detail and delicious menu.
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I know I’m going to get feedback for this, but here goes. Stayed here for 3 nights and had a problem the second night with the smell in the bathroom. It was to be fixed, but unfortunately it leaked and the floor was wet when we returned. Changed rooms and the next room was
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Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena Vida
Responded Jul 8, 2018
Hi Tuffi! As you say, we, the owners we did try to make everything right for you. Readers can see the many other positive reviews here of the same two-story bird villa that you complain about. It's spacious with two terraces, hammocks, a/c, private bath, hot water and semi-outdoor shower. All of our other reviews also consistently point out the cleanliness of our rooms, regular maid service and delicious breakfast, cooked any way you like. I sincerly hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in Panama.
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Inside Boarder's Heaven...
Inside Gekko House.
...and whale sharks!!!!
The outdoor shower has mermaids, sea turtles...
Our bathroom mosaic was out of this world!
"The quieter rooms are probably more in the back"
"The butterfly villa is great and could technically sleep 5!"
"Butterfly villa was great!"
"Rooms are all different themes and offer different options from basic to kitchenette style"
"We loved the Mariposa (butterfly) room"
$70 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaVeraguas ProvinceSanta Catalina
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