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Isla Pastores 0401 Panama
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#1 of 2 hotels in Isla Pastores
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Welcome to Finca Vela Lodge Nestled on the heights of the southern Isla Pastores, our Luxury Eco Lodge offers spectacular views of the Caribbean coast. In this unique setting, perfect for total disconnection, enjoy various activities. From our wooden dock, jump in the water and explore our lively coral reef, relax by the pool or discover the surrounding jungle… The soft sound of our waterfall and the song of the birds will accompany you throughout the day.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Snorkeling
Board games / puzzles
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

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Isla Pastores 0401 Panama
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Bocas Del Toro Airport9 miSee all flights
Changuinola Airport17 miSee all flights
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Thorsten C wrote a review Aug 2022
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Paradise on earth. Very nice located place to relax. Guesthouses perfect equipped and clean. Food and cocktails taste very good. Service possible at dockhouse, pool and bar. Chris and his family are perfect host.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 17, 2022
It was a pleasure to welcome you !
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Anthony C wrote a review Aug 2022
Panama City, Panama18 contributions4 helpful votes
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The place is wonderful. The service is definitely on the top (which is not so common in Panama). The owners are there to help and to make your stay incredible. From my side it’s best tourism / hotel experience in Panama (3 years living in Panama).
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Great wifi. Rooms are new. Paddle and kayak are free to use (new equipment)
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Responded Aug 17, 2022
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LidewijCrama wrote a review Jul 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights on Finca Vela. A place like in your dreams. Tropical ambiance, palm trees, blue sea and cocktails in the pool. Everything taken care of with love. you notice that everything has been thought of. They work with respect for nature and even make their own citronella/coconut balm which you can use for free against the insects. Every day you can enjoy freshly prepared food with delicious tastes and products from the garden. from the dock you can jump into the water, but also relax. There are canoes and supboards and lots of snorkeling equipment which you can use for free. We went out for a canoe tour en spotted a sloth in the trees with a little baby. Snorkeling is also nice in this area. A lot of fish and even barracuda and stingray. When we were relaxing in the morning we spotted a couple of dolphins, just in front of the island! Only downside was the house. It was a bit on the small side for four people. But we stayed there only to sleep, so who cares 😃
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Finca Vela, Propriétaire at Finca Vela Lodge
Responded Aug 1, 2022
Thank you for your nice comment, we were very happy to receive you. For your room, it is unfortunately your travel agency that made this choice, and Mariposa is indeed more suitable with very young children. We also have larger lodges with separate bedrooms for families with teenagers (Rana Verde and Cayuco). Thank you and see you soon!
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Erwin T wrote a review Jul 2022
Nootdorp, The Netherlands16 contributions3 helpful votes
The Finca Vela lodge was the last accomodation of our trip trough Panama. The lodge is a tru paradise on a private island. The owners take good care of the island and its guests. Everything is perfect, the food, the rum, the swimmingpool and the guesthouses
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nadia A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Amazing place to stay! On a beautiful island with so much biodiversity and the most eco-friendly place I have ever stayed in. Everything is thought of and your every need is catered to. The hosts are a really sweet family who are great to chat with but will also give you your space if you just want quiet. They also have two VERY sweet and cute dogs! The place is big giving you space to roam if you so wish and the food is delicious, all locally sourced. They also have snorkels and other activities available. Feels like you have the whole island to yourself and it is so peaceful you feel disconnected from the chaos of the world. Cannot recommend enough !!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 2, 2022
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luisgtravels wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had the pleasure of staying here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The owners, Marie & Christophe, and help from their son Mateo really made us feel like VIP/celebrity guests as they were so helpful and welcoming during our stay. The Finca is located away from bustling noise of Bocas and really feels like a slice of secluded paradise. The amenities were top notch and everything felt like I was at home and welcomed to use all the offerings. We stayed in the Mariposa room and would recommend it to anyone as it adjacent the restaurant/lounge nd pool area. Made hanging out and grabbing a drink super convenient. The photos online give a great representation of the location and amenities, being there in person really gives and immersive experience that takes everything to another level. It's just so beautiful, can't say it enough. Also, the food, THE FOOD. Marie prepares a daily menu offering from local ingredients they grow on the Finca and its amazing. Everything is made from scratch. They were some of the most amazing meals we have had in any of our travels and back home. Me and my wife joked how we couldn't wait to come back just for the food. I will recommend the Finca to anyone that is thinking of visiting Panma, and can't wait to come back myself. :)
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Mariposa room was great to be near the bar/restaurant/ lounge and pool.
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Responded May 25, 2022
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Marcia B wrote a review Feb 2022
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Loved my stay at Fina Vela. Everything there is just spot on, with such attention to detail. Marie, Christophe and Matheo were excellent hosts. I had an early morning work call and they very kindly brought a breakfast picnic box to my bungalow to make sure I didn't miss breakfast whilst working - such kindness. Very peaceful beautiful surroundings, and essentially is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Would highly recommend going, and will definately be back again!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 22, 2022
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Anna wrote a review Jan 2022
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Beautiful accommodation! Spacious room (fully equipped) and terrace with loungers and a hammock. On the property you will find several sitting areas to relax. The hosts are so hospitable, it lacks for nothing. Really excellent service! It felt like a couple of days in paradise, we wish we had booked a longer stay...
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 22, 2022
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Alex C wrote a review Jan 2022
United Kingdom3 contributions
We loved our stay at Finca Vela so much that we immediately rebooked after our first stay. Marie, Christophe, Mathéo & Arthur gave us such a warm and friendly welcome as soon as we stepped off the boat and continued to be great hosts, chefs and cocktail makers throughout our stays. They were always on hand but never overbearing, the perfect hosts. The lodge itself has so much to offer, from well thought out & comfortable rooms, the fantastic views from the restaurant / bar, the refreshing pool, the beautiful gardens and not least the amazing jetty where you can snorkel, kayak & paddle board in the calm water. Marie’s cooking is second to none and we’re still dreaming about her lobster bisque. Finca Vela Lodge has been our favourite accommodation in our travels so far and we would love to come back. Alex & Pippa
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debbie C wrote a review Jan 2022
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It was the most peaceful and romantic trip I’ve ever taken! Not only are the grounds beautiful but entire area and the ambience was amazing. One of the best parts however, was the host and hostess. They truly anticipated our every need. They were more than helpful and available all hours of the day. The food that they served were out of this world! I cannot wait to return back.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It is the most peaceful trip - be prepared to find peace and tranquillity.
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PRICE RANGE
$284 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla Pastores
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finca Vela Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Finca Vela Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Finca Vela Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Finca Vela Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Finca Vela Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Finca Vela Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Finca Vela Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Finca Vela Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Isla Pastores.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Finca Vela Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.