In short: it was extremely difficult to leave…..! We had such a tiny window of opportunity in our very compacted and busy lives to capture the magic of Panama and meet some of its most special locals – Sarah, for one, of course, being one of those very special people.
We were made to feel completely welcome. It was a shame we did not have more time, to get to know you and take advantage of your stunning hospitality. You were so concerned we were happy and content, checking in on us like you did, just warmed our hearts and made the whole thing just that extra special. Thank you… we are so grateful. Please don’t think of us being distant and rude, especially as we dashed off so early due to our next deadline. People: especially lovely, welcoming, fun, caring people like you, are a big priority for us in life and it felt difficult to have to dash away like we did. We do hope to return again soon and spend more time. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Absolutely loved our stay at Sarah's Cassitas. Sarah was there to meet us when we arrived and even invited us to view the sunset from a condo building not far away which was stunning! She happily answered all my questions (were plentiful) and provided us with a well stocked cassita. There were tons of things to do there and the pool was divine! She's only a few blocks from the ocean/beach and many restaurants. Met other guests and even made one American an honorary Canadian and taught him to say "sorry" and "eh" like a good Canadian! After having traveled through Panama, Sarah's cassitas was a breath of fresh air and made me a believer in Panama.
Panama Sarah runs a wonderful guest village, with classically Panamanian casitas, beautiful grounds, friendly people and a deep knowledge of the country and community. If you're wanting to get out of the hustle of the hotels and have an intimate experience in one of the most beautiful of beach communities in Panama then you're in the right place!
My husband and I stayed at Panama Sarah's Casitas for 5 nights in Feb 2018 and it was so nice and relaxing. The backyard yard has a pool, hammocks, ping pong table, lounge chairs, and a BBQ grill for use. There are also many little seating areas scattered about the premises in case you want to read a book or just take a little siesta.
The beach is an 8-10 minute walk from the Casitas. You are also a 10-12 minute walk from Picasso Bar & Restaurant, a pizza restaurant, and little mini mart too.
The Casita we stayed in was Casita Gaviota. It was cozy, comfortable and very clean. Perfect size for a couple. Loved the art work and decor!
The kitchenette has a full size fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, dishes/utensils, and sufficient pots and pans for most meals. There is A/C, flat screen tv, and reliable Wi-Fi. The water pressure in the shower is very good too.
We also liked that our front porch had a couple of adirondeck rocking chairs and table that was perfect for morning coffee and relaxing in the evening with cocktails.
Do get a rental car though in order to explore other nearby sites within the Coronado area.
Sarah can help with rental cars and also a great wealth of information regarding which sites to see or visit. Sarah and Scotty are great hosts. They are nice, located onsite, and provide great customer service! On their recommendation we did a few day trips which was great (El Valle and Playa Santa Clara).
What was also fun is that Sarah and Scotty sometimes organize movie nights outside around the pool for guests. Very fun and a nice way to meet some of the other guests too.
Fully recommend Sarah's Casitas!!
Yay! We have found our home-away-from-home in Coronado, as we made our way to Panama City for our annual return to Tennessee in March--with our Black Lab Caesar (who is good in every way). I can't quite explain how welcoming, laid back and comfortable this small gem is. Although there are many things to do in the area, we never wanted to leave this lovely space on the planet. The casitas are nicely equipped for a very comfortable, home-like stay. The back yard has a wonderful pool with waterfall, and many diverse little seating nooks and hammocks so that you can be as social or as alone as you like. The walk to the beach (10 minutes) in the morning and evening was also a highlight. Caesar gave that the big paws up he loves to swim in the ocean! Thank you so much Sarah and Scotty - you are the consummate hosts who take care of your guests beautifully. We'll be back every year. P.S. We have lived in Panama in (U.S) winters for 10 years, and it always amazes me to walk on a Pacific Ocean beach on a weekday and not encounter another person. It's magical, and Cozy Casita is our new spot in Coronado to have this downright soul-nourishing experience.
When we finally got to our destination were we would be staying for a week.
Sarah and Scotty welcomed us and made us feel welcome from the start.
We had a great time with the guest and with Sarah and Scotty hanging out by the pool having BBQ and having movie night outside around the pool.
The people in Panama very friendly and helpful.
This is a great spot to relax and enjoy your holiday. The yard has all the comfort you need - a pool, hammocks, ping pong table, lounge chairs, BBQ and sunshine :) When you tire of the yard the beach or golf course are only 8 minutes walk.
Sarah is very good at arranging any transportation you need to get there and at helping you find your way around the area.
Rooms have all the comforts of home and are very clean.