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Highway 71, El Valle de Anton 009 Panama
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#3 of 21 Specialty lodging in El Valle de Anton
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4.8
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Cabanas Potosi is located in the second largest shield volcanic crater in the world. The cabins are family owned and offers bird guided tours with one of Panama's best bird guides, Mario Bernal. The valley sits at 3,000 (1,000 Meters) above sea level and is the home of over 300 species of birds plus migratory birds during October and March. Many family owned restaurants are located with walking distance of the cabins. You can get to El Valle by traveling by bus on the Pan-American Highway from Panama City, Panama. The trip takes about two hours of which the last 18 miles (30 Kilometers) offers beautiful view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Come and visit us soon and wake up to a symphony of birds every morning.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Free shuttle or taxi services
Full body massage
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Desk
Dining area
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nele Maria wrote a review Apr 2022
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It is a wonderful place! The garden is beautiful and the owner Dennis is very nice. He will shuttle you to town if you prefer not to walk and tells you about all the interesting things to do in the town. The view from the cabins on the mountains is very beautiful. On our first day here, my boyfriend and I decided to hike la India Dormida in the early morning. When we reached the top, my boyfriend asked me to marry him! Such a beautiful and special moment for us. When we came back from the hike and told Dennis and his friend Irma about our engagement, they were very happy for us and offered us drink to celebrate. It was very nice and thoughtful. We will for sure be back, since this will always be a special place to us.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 10, 2022
Thank you for choosing Cabanas Potosi for your special moment
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phardog wrote a review Mar 2022
Fayetteville, Arkansas88 contributions28 helpful votes
Cabanas Potosi is 4 acres of well-groomed garden with a wonderful and natural variety of plants and birds. The owner, Dennis, has lived here for many years and is well known in the community so if you have special requests or need information, he will probably know offhand or will be able to connect you with someone who will. I was there in March of 2022 as the pandemic was winding down and things returning slowly to normal thanks to Panama's no-nonsense approach to mitigating the infectivity rate. I enjoyed the surroundings, interesting conversations, and comfortable climate. I spent quite a few mornings working outside and alternately stretching out in a hammock. There seems to be a constant breeze through a break in the surrounding mountain rim that keeps the bugs away and the warm afternoons comfortable. The rooms have minifridges but no cooking facilities. Breakfast is provided (coffee, pastry, juice, fruit). The windows have screens on them too which is a plus. (Most here do not). Since it's about 2 km outside of town, it's better to have a vehicle but Dennis will shuttle you into town. House-keeping does a good job of keeping the rooms and facilities clean.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Cabin 4 is the furthest away from the gate and gets the most breeze.
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Response from Dennis Wenthold , Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Mar 27, 2022
Thank you for choosing Cabanas Potosi. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Gab-ha wrote a review Jan 2021
London2 contributions
We stayed here in June 2019 and were recently looking at photos from our trip and remembered we had forgotten to write a review of this lovely place. It is set within the most beautiful gardens where we spotted all sorts of birds and other animals. Each cabana is cosy and comfortable we all slept really well waking to the sounds of the birds each morning was very pleasant. The owners were friendly and helpful, it was funny bumping into them twice at restaurants in town. We really hope to one day return to Panama and stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Mireya and Dennis Wenthold , Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Jan 10, 2021
Cabanas Potosi misses you. Unfortunately we have been closed since March 1st and do not plan to open until the virus is under control so as not to endanger our two employees who are still working for us. Also, Mireya is dealing with some health problems and needs to get better. Take care and stay safe.
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mel029 wrote a review Mar 2020
motnreal191 contributions101 helpful votes
we loved this place. we arrived just pas nine because of horrible traffic from the city and they was nice enough to great us even thought we were a bit passed the hour... the cabins were really clean and the site was great. The owners were not there but the lady there was nice. it was really calm and quiet. The site is really nice. really great place
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Mireya Bernal W, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Thank you for choosing Cabanas Potosi. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we were away but hope you choose to return in the future.
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Maruska G wrote a review Mar 2018
Soest, The Netherlands24 contributions2 helpful votes
Dennis and Mireya are lovely hosts who jmake you feel welcome and at home. The cabanas are situated in a beautiful and large garden, full of nice places to sit and enjoy the birds and flowers. De rooms are nice and clean and if you want you can kook in a kitchenet. We had a beautiful walk with Mario to watch the birds and several other very nice hikes. Also there are good restaurants in El Valle. We recommend this place as one of the most beautiful of Panama.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mireya Bernal W, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Mar 9, 2018
Thank you for choosing Cabanas Potosi and El Valle de Anton, Panama. We hope you are able to return again someday. Mireya & Dennis
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izif_37 wrote a review Feb 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia3057 contributions1149 helpful votes
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We were greeted by friendly host e at the entrance to the big garden which looks like a botanical garden! Lots of trees, shrubs, flowers and singing birds - a real green paradise! Bungalows are set among the greenery. Our room was spacious, with 2 comfortable beds and bathroom attached. I loved paintings on the walls (birds, flowers...) which can be seen in the other rooms too. Staying with Dennis and Mireya is like visiting friends! They are so attentive, talkative, and they know a lot about nature, El Valle and have lots of suggestions what to do for a few days. Mireyas brother is a bird specialist, so if you are here for birdwatching he is the one to hire for a tour! Breakfast is simple but tasteful - we tried local coffe from the families plants. The bungalows are in a walkable distance from the town and close to some waterfalls. If you dont have your own transportation Dennis is always prepared to give you a lift.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: all are nice
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Response from Mireya Bernal W, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Feb 26, 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Cabanas Potosi. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in El Valle de Anton, Panama. Please consider returning again someday.
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David M wrote a review Jan 2018
Longueuil, Canada2 contributions3 helpful votes
I worried a little, before arriving at Cabanas Potosi, because it is a little out of town (about 1 km), and I was travelling by public transportation, but Dennis' free shuttle service happily overcame that problem. I also was concerned, being a solo traveller, about loneliness, but I was warmly received by thoughtful, gregarious hosts who created impromptu events, like a yoga class and a wine & snacks get-together for all guests. As they say: 'You arrive a stranger, and you leave as a friend'. Thank you, Dennis and Mireya. You were one of the highlights of my trip to Panama.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Room Tip: Cabin #4 was longer to walk to, but had three sides facing the garden.
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Response from Mireya Bernal W, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Jan 22, 2018
Thank you for staying with us at Cabanas Potosi. We enjoyed your visit. We hope you are able to return again in the future. Dennis & Mireya
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Sam4444_12 wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Missed our chance to write on airbnb so will say on here - very friendly,helpful and informative.good service in providing free shuttle to and fro into town.complimentary breakfast great coffee.highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Mireya Bernal W, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Jan 19, 2018
Thank you for staying with us at Cabanas Potosi. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you choose to return and again in the future. Dennis & Mireya Cabanas Potosi
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evanbe01 wrote a review Nov 2017
Boca Raton, Florida2 contributions
We highly recommend Cabanas Potosi if you're planning on traveling to El Valle! The cabanas are very spacious and clean. The screened in windows allow plenty of cool breeze to travel throughout the cabanas. The beds were very comfortable. Dennis and Mireya even provide hammocks for relaxing outside of your cabana! They are also very environmentally-conscientious and recycle/compost on property. If you are a birder there are plenty of birds located in the garden and Mireya even feeds them during the day! I highly recommend booking a private birding tour with Mireya's brother, Mario, he's not only a great birder, but also an amazing person to spend the day with. Dennis and Mireya were great hosts and made us feel very welcome at their home and in El Valle. We highly recommend staying at Cabanas Potosi, and we can't wait to come back again!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wenny754, Owner at Cabañas Potosí
Responded Dec 2, 2017
Thank you for your beautiful comments. We hope you get to return again someday soon.
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John J wrote a review Apr 2017
Portland, Oregon67 contributions20 helpful votes
After participating in the ocean-to-ocean cayuco race we needed a cool, friendly place in the mountains to relax and chill before moving on to Pedasí and Chiriquí. Cabañas Potosí is amazing and wonderfully managed by the owners. The cabañas have been in business for more than 40 years and the property has been in the family for generations and it is extremely well taken care of. The extensive gardens are lush and beautiful and the bird life abounds. The owners are totally helpful and organized. The cabañas are clean and have murals inside pained by local artists. This is one of those places where you just want to spend more time; it is relaxing, fulfilling and good for the soul.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Room Tip: All four cabins are excellent, check with the owner on the mix of beds in each one depending on...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabañas Potosí
Which popular attractions are close to Cabañas Potosí?
Nearby attractions include El Valle Panama Hot Springs (0.5 miles), Los Pozos Termales (0.5 miles), and Luxury Picnic Panamá (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabañas Potosí?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Cabañas Potosí?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Cabañas Potosí?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabañas Potosí?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabañas Potosí?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Florencia, Bruschetta Restaurant, and Carlitos.
Does Cabañas Potosí have airport transportation?
Yes, Cabañas Potosí offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabañas Potosí?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.