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Zwammerdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

If you consider scuba diving or snorkling in Panama you should go to Santa Catalina and stay in this amazing hotel on a hill with sea view and nice sub tropical garden. Go diving or snorkling near isla Coiba is awesome. Day to day management of the hotel is in the hands of Andrea who is very helpfull. Moreover this... More 

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San Carlos
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

There are not many options for Santa Catalina, this Hotel has great location, clean, spacious rooms, good pool with great views. Perfect place if you are going to Coiba for diving or any adventure in the islands.

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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

We loved our 3 nights at Sol Y Mar. Located in the little beachside town of Santa Catalina, a 2-3 hours from the nearest large town, Sol Y Mar provided comforts and service not usually experienced this far from the major cities of Panama. Luis has created a beautiful hotel that blends with the tranquility of the environment and captures... More 

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
Reviewed August 25, 2016

I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times already; I am a tourguide and take groups on tours across the country. The rooms are very nice, the beds are sturdy and have lots of pillows! Breakfast includes fruit, grain and protein, coffee, juice.. Spectacular views from restaurant, pool, rooms and all around as it is located on a hill.... More 

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North East, Maryland
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stayed four nights at Sol y Mar and loved it. The room was very comfortable with great views from the deck. Luis was and Andre were great and always helpful. Getting up the hill is a bit of a walk without a four wheel drive but the view is wonderful. Luis and Andre will help get your luggage up... More 

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Bruxelles
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have spent only one night at the hotel, but we would gladly extend our stay there. The owner, Luis, has arranged a boat tour for us. The room and the bathroom were clean and cosy, and air conditioned, which is not always the case in the area. The breakfast copious, the restaurant serves nice dishes with a twist towards... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

Went with friends here based on recommendations from Trip Advisor. Well worth it, not for those who want the standard hotel, more for the adventurous.. diving or surfing. The owner and his staff were brilliant.. made us feel really welcome and served amazing food even under testing conditions of a power failure. A 3 hour thunderstorm with lighting and heavy... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

Service was very good by the owner before getting in. (if sometimes people dont reply immediately bear in mind that sometimes there are power outages or phone towers not working). I must say that we wer pleasently surprised. Many places look better on pictures than in reality. Here it was the opposite. I think the pics on the website were... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

One must ascend quite a few steps to get to the rooms and restaurant, but once you are there, the view is great! Rooms are quite large and well maintained. The restaurant offers really good food and beverages. Breakfast is tasty. Staff very friendly. If you want to go to the beach, they will drive you over - saving you... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2016

This hotel has an amazing view over the ocean and might be your best option in Santa Catalina if you want a hotel with a pool and a decent breakfast in the morning. The only thing is that Sol y Mar is built on a mountain. If you have a lot of luggage (like we did) it will be a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $77 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Sol y Mar Hotel Santa Catalina
Hotel Sol y Mar Panama/Santa Catalina
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“Request a room on the lower tier of this hotel if you don't care to walk up stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PanaTravelRoo, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“For couples the King room in the villa has a wonderful view.”
  • From the deck in front of our room
 of 5 bubbles dpassena, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 & 6 for veranda views, and also hammocks on veranda!”
 of 5 bubbles 579MartinW579, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“ask for Room 7....laying in bed looking through french doors out to the water is worth it so very much worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles allanmQ7052EM, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Great access to the Surf and Dive Sites. Very safe, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles marcg523, Dec 27, 2015 | Read review
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