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Popa Paradise Beach Resort

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the summer, we usually go on exhausting multi-country hops through Asia, but felt like relaxing this year, so decided to try something different and hit the beach instead of exploring new cities. Popa Paradise wasn't just a new destination, but a new concept as well. A far cry from the Southeast Asian big-name resorts we usually frequent in the... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your thoughtful and detailed review. We will take the time to analyse very carefully what you have written, considering all of your suggestions for improvement, and decide how to approach each one. We really appreciate these practical comments from our guests, because they really help us to improve over time, and enhance what is already a very... More 

Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

St Bart, Aruba and other fancy destinations should kill to have such a lonely and relaxing beach. Because of the reef, the ocean is also suitable for swimming and for the children to play. The equation is simple: you will have a caribbean beach and a Panama vibe at a fair price for all of it! The staff is friendly,... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We extend our sincere thanks to you, such wonderful and thoughtful guests of Popa Paradise. Your capability and desire to grasp, appreciate and take advantage of a place like ours was exceptional: enjoying nature, discovering the joy of living and working in this environment, and getting to know the culture of our local employees through personal interaction, while recognizing the... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited Popa Paradise Beach Resort after a week in Panama including visits in Panama City and Boquete. Loved it. Beautiful, remote location. Stayed in an ocean-view casita and loved the setting and privacy. Amazing staff and service. Awesome food. Elena and Daniele rock!! Hope our paths cross again -- Kathleen and Doug

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen and Doug! Surely our paths will cross again, and thank you so much for your review. You two rock! Your laughter at Popa will be missed. Hugs from all of us, Elena More 

Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Nice location, nice place! Everyone was really nice and friendly. We enjoyed a lot our stay there. They took care of us every time. They were willing to anything all the time. Thanks for everything guys! ☺️

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks guys, for spending some time with us, and for taking the time to write this review; it is much appreciated. Until next time - safe journeys. Daniele and Elena More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place. We have traveled all over the Caribbean and stayed at many all inclusive resorts. This has been one of our top stays. If you enjoy private, relaxing and local flavor this is the place. The entire staff has been totally accommodating and goes way out of their way to satisfy all... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks to you, our very special guests, for your kind words. We appreciated you two for your enthusiasm, and for your desire to enjoy an authentic experience of our unique property, the area that surrounds us, our best excursions and the genuine character of this land and its indigenous people. See you soon - we wait for you with... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very nice staff. Big rooms with oceanview. Nice pool. Great sandy beach. Possibility for tours to dolphinbay. Snorkeling devices available for free. Also Kayak available for free. Nothing to complain about!

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your concise and complimentary review. It was a great pleasure to have you with us, even if just for a few days. We hope to see you again in the future. A big hug from the whole of the Popa Paradise staff. Daniele and Elena More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We spent two weeks at this fantastic resort and had the best holiday ever. The Staff welcomed us like we were family and nothing was too much trouble, the food was fantastic and as I am a picky eater that is saying something. There was a very relaxed atmosphere you could do as much or as little as you wanted.... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

How nice to hear from you! It is not often that visitors stay as long as you two, nearly two weeks, giving you the opportunity to experience all that Popa Paradise has to offer... much more than the tours and entertainment that can be experienced in just a few days. You have been able to make the most of the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I spent the majority of our honeymoon at the Popa Paradise Beach Resort and loved every minute of it! We were greeted with fresh coconuts and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our honeymoon and greeted at the dock by GM Daniele upon arrival. The staff was incredibly courteous and friendly, most notably GMs Elena and Daniele... More 

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Popa Paradise as the destination for most of your honeymoon; it was very nice to get to know you, and to see you both so happy spending your time here together. It is always really a great pleasure to have guests here on their honeymoon. During the low season, as it is now, we have the... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

From the time you are picked up at the airport, enjoy the boat ride across the bay and meet the wonderful staff, you feel like you own the island! It was my own little slice of paradise - the perfect relaxing getaway. The lodge room I stayed in was adorable; clean sheets, great shower and aircon when needed at night.... More 

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kelsey, Thank you for spending some time with us, and for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Vince - owner More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

My fiance and I just got back from a short stay here and we loved it, can't wait to go back. The staff was friendly & accommodating, the chef was great and very passionate about his work, and even one of the owners was available and open to hang out while we were there. This is easily one of the... More 

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your favorable review, Chris - much appreciated! Co-owner Craig really enjoyed showing you two around, and was pleased to see you found things to your liking. Our amenities are certainly in the top tier for Bocas del Toro and most remote island properties, but we wouldn't want to disappoint someone looking for a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range: $256 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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