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Seagull Cove Resort

Boca Chica 507 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 6 hotels in Boca Chica
Seagull Cove is a small and intimate boutique hotel with five oceanfront bungalows nestled among swaying palms and tropical gardens of Boca Chica, in Chiriquí Province. The Resort is situated on a hillside overlooking the stunning Chiriqui Gulf Coast and consists of a full-service restaurant and bar, five very private bungalows, swimming pool and deck, private beach and beach deck, dock with a fantastic, over-the-water Tiki Bar and restaurant, boats, kayaks and more all situated on the most beautiful piece of tropical paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Couples massage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Advking1 wrote a review Nov 2021
Wilmette, Illinois25 contributions47 helpful votes
From the meet and greet to the departure moment, the Sea Gull cove hospitality was second to none. Melissa, Juan, the kitchen staff were superb. The garden and grounds are immaculate and you will know why after meeting Javier and his staff. Best moments? the restaurant; gourmet in the rain forest? No need to drive. the tiki hut on the water? beers, margies and laughter, elixir for the soul......beautiful bungalows with spit shine finishes and comfort. go.....
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: all very good; similar.
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John D wrote a review Oct 2021
Tampa, Florida4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I visited in August 2021 for our 42nd wedding anniversary. We entered into a different world of peace and beauty, perhaps of the many places we have visited around this world, this tops the list. I'm so glad we chose Seagull Cove for many reasons. Melissa and Juan were incredible hosts, always ready to help us and attend to us, they even arranged for the a lab to come to our bungalow for the mandatory covid test for our return to the USA. Exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated and a wonderful restaurant for our dinners or anytime snacks. They also booked a fishing trip where I was picked up at our dock with snacks and drinks for my trip. Believe me, I am planning on returning with family and friends. I almost forgot, Juan makes the most amazing margaritas with limes picked from trees behind the restaurant area. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: August 2021
pamykris wrote a review Sep 2021
Panama City, Panama24 contributions2 helpful votes
A great little gem in Boca Chica. The hotel is really cute. The bungalows aren’t missing any comfort but have a great view and soundtrack to hear wildlife. The restaurant s to die for, such delicious and creative panamanian inspired food. They also have several activities, a tiny little beach when tide is low and a cool bar and floating dock that is surely the life of the party when the health restrictions are lifted. We kayaked, had sunset tour alongside the dolphins and also went on a island tour to see the whales. The staff was wonderful, even though they were only a few. Shout out to Juan and his sister Melissa. Even of you don’t stay here and you should try to eat at their restaurant. The only negative is that they are seated on a cliff with long ladders and that isn’t great for everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Riaan G wrote a review Jul 2021
Johannesburg12 contributions7 helpful votes
It's rare to find a place that is actually better, in every way, than you expected from the website or pictures. The resort is fresh, clean, magical. The gardens are finely manicured. The vistas from every corner is breathtaking. The rooms are clean and large. The food is simply perfection. Juan & Melissa is an asset to this establishment. Well done guys, we will be back...for a much, much longer stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Choose the bottom room for ultimate privacy. Eat all your meals right here.
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lizap52018 wrote a review Jun 2021
Campton, Kentucky15 contributions7 helpful votes
I wish I could give this place 50 stars! Melissa and Juan and the staff at Seagull Cove are exemplary. We were welcomed warmly, shown to our room and everything we asked for or needed was taken care of. The rooms are incredibly comfortable with gorgeous views, excellent furnishings and decor and thoughtful touches. In fact, everywhere you look, the views are incredible and it’s obvious that great care and consideration was put into the guest experience here. We LOVED seeing the wildlife too. Hummingbirds, parakeets and howler monkeys can be seen pretty much daily. The food was some of the best we had the pleasure of enjoying on our three week trip…and we moved around a lot and tried MANY different restaurants. This was one of the only places that absolutely blew us away with both taste and presentation. We aren’t even big pasta fans, and their homemade pasta was ridiculously good. Kayaks are available and you should definitely take them out for a paddle! You should also book a boat tour of the islands. That was one of the most incredible things we did while wandering around Panama. We had an entire island to ourselves to enjoy for the day and the hotel packed a delicious lunch for us to take with us. We will DEFINITELY be returning to Seagull Cove and just can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience there. Go ahead and book. You won’t be sorry.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$132 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seagull Cove Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Seagull Cove Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Seagull Cove Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Seagull Cove Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Seagull Cove Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seagull Cove Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar, La Promesa, and Restaurante Roxys Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Seagull Cove Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is Seagull Cove Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Boca Chica.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Seagull Cove Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Seagull Cove Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.