We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

El Sitio Playa Venao

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
El Sitio Playa Venao
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 114: English reviews
Marlton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent a week at El Sitio... we both loved it! We drove from Panama City which was definitely a trek but well worth it once we arrived! The location was perfect for us. He likes to surf, I like to relax. He was able to walk right out to the break and I could lounge and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jamie L
State of Sao Paulo
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very rarely seen a place that can combine the casual laid-back style of the surfer world, fantastic lounge beats, and an amazing restaurant on the ocean. This place really has it all. We had a double room ( queen bed and then two separate bunk beds for the kids ) which despite being on the ground floor was fresh, clean... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dariocello
Chiriqui Province, Panama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time last weekend, nice food and great location right at a quiet part of this well known beach. We had new towels (great to see that the management is listening to the reviews of their guests!)Thank you David and all staff!

Helpful?
Thank Lagache-Crabeels
panama
Level Contributor
46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a simple yet very attractive beach hotel. Catering specially to surfers from December to May, if you go off season it is quiet and very relaxing. The food is very good, breakfasts are specially big. The rooms are also attractive, with rustic touches but very comfortable beds.

Helpful?
Thank ama1152
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The Place where i want to come back again and again! I was exploring pacific coast and Lighthouse attracted my intention from the beginning. Such a rare place for Panama where you can enjoy not only amazing nature around but also human factor and strong service! This place are full of amazing open-mind people. I spent enough of time in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Valya K
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We arrived at the beach and decided we were a bit hungry. The waitress was south african and was so lovely and friendly. Her customer service was of such a high standard. WE ordered our food and was blown away by the quality. Could be in any 5 star restaurant in any capital city....it really was sensational. We spent the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Candelabrum
Level Contributor
230 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Having read the other comments and considering the lack of privacy in the bathrooms, travelling with my 82 year father, I booked a room and a suite. This suite was advertised as having a seating corner. There was just one uncomfortable chair, no more. Adressing this to the reception, they insisted this chair to be a seating corner, but as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jannim1966
1Assaf, General Manager at El Sitio Playa Venao, responded to this review

When things start on the wrong foot, most of the times later all seems to go wrong... We tried our best to rectify, with true intention to accommodate your father's condition... From your review, it seems we failed... Please accept our apologies 😔 We changed the description of this room at Booking.com to be more accurate, and prevent future wrong... More 

Bel Air, Maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

After a (very costly) pleasant night at the elegant Playa Venao, we went next door to El Sitio for a longer stay at this gorgeous beach. Andrea at the office was absolutely lovely and so helpful. We had the Casa Billabong, a second floor suite for five people, and since our kids are petite we made it work for six... More 

Helpful?
Thank RoadTripMom360
Calgary,Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We were travelling Panama, and unfortunately only had a couple of days here - BUT they were amazing. The rooms are simple but lovely. We had a wonderful second floor room, facing the bay, with a large terrace with very comfortable furniture. There are only a few hotels on this stretch of gorgeous beach, so its very tranquil and quiet.... More 

Helpful?
Thank wcurrie
san francisco, ca
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The hotel is situated on a gorgeous bay, miles long beach to walk on, with only 5 or 6 hotels along the whole of it. Our room was lovely - nice furnishings, AC, nice bath, patio balcony with hammock and couches that overlook the beach and pool. Restaurant had great drinks and good food too! Surf shop had OK boards... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank surftraveler40
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

126 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (103)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (17)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Other (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Playa Venao
9.0 mi away
Hotel Villa Romana
Hotel Villa Romana
#2 of 7 in Pedasi
4.5 of 5 stars 307 reviews
0.2 mi away
Playa Venao Hotel Resort
0.1 mi away
Beach Break Surf Camp and Hotel Playa Venao
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Villa Marina Lodge
Villa Marina Lodge
#3 of 4 in Playa Venao
4.0 of 5 stars 63 reviews
13.4 mi away
Casa Lajagua
Casa Lajagua
#1 of 20 in Pedasi
5.0 of 5 stars 288 reviews
0.2 mi away
Eco Venao
Eco Venao
#1 of 1 in Playa Venao
4.5 of 5 stars 185 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and comfort while you discover one of Panama’s hidden gems. Surrounded by rolling hills and tropical vegetation, El Sitio Hotel and Restaurant blend into the beautiful bay of Playa Venao. El Sitio is a place where you can choose your own way to unwind. Relax on your balcony in a hammock, have a drink or two at our beach bar, or try your skills on a surf board. You might just find yourself wanting to do all three. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sitio Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Location: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: $107 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sitio Playa Venao 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire and Odigeo so you can book your El Sitio Playa Venao reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay