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“nice owners. perfect spot.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surfer's Paradise

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Surfer's Paradise
Snowmass Village, Colorado
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17 reviews
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“nice owners. perfect spot.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

well this place is located in the most perfect spot ever!!! but i must start with bed bugs were totally manifested here. i stayed at hostels my entire trip and when i got to this place i got bed bug bites all over my entire body. ENTIRE BODY. awful. we told the guy who cleans he said never. maybe they were ants. the dogs though sweet and super friendly were beyond infested with fleas. we thought maybe we had flea bites. other than that it was an awesome place to watch the sun set and rise. if i were a surfer perfect spot for the catalina waves. the place is a hostel but doesn't allow you to bring your own food. the meals were 4$ when i was there for some awesome food! hmmm. the owner was awesome. and his sons were sweeties. i loved this place and stuck it out and kept getting bites for 6 nights. but then we finally had to switch. so sad. i think for the future i will carry some bed bug spray and spray everything everywhere cause now i am even more paranoid than ever. hahaha.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Taganga, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

Arrived late evening at the Surfers Paradise and owner's son was on the premises. He was very helpful and friendly and gave us a very spacious room with AC with direct ocean view. The Hotel is located directly on the breakpoint and the location is amazing. Food was quite good but not the cheapest if compared with Panama's average price. Great bar/hammock lounge right on the clifftop overlooking the ocean an incredible place to chill out any time of the day. The staff was also very helpful and accomodating so we decided to stay an extra night. The hotel is not very close to the village centre so you will need a car to reach the village where there are several other budget accomodations/cabinas and guesthouses. Only a small poorly stocked minimarket in town though but enough to find basic stuff. Few other places in Panama can beat the location of this Hotel. Great relaxed atmosphere and good vibes throughout the stay. Will certainly go back there next time I am in Santa Catalina. Very good value for money...!!!

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ekoradio
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Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

This is the ideal location for a surf hotel. You can sip a beer in your armchair and wait til the tide and crowds get "just-right". Watch surfers surf. Rooms have AC. Food and beverage right there.
Tables, hammocks and delightful owners . A "can't beat it surfer's" location. Constant facility upgrade always going on there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ABLeever
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Additional Information about Surfer's Paradise

Property: Surfer's Paradise
Address: Calle Playa Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Santa Catalina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1) Private rooms of 1-4 people with private bathroom and AC or fan. 2) Dorm rooms of 1-6 people with private bathroom and a fan. All rooms have a great ocean view. 3) Community kitchen for guests' use. 4) Restaurant for breakfast and lunch. 5) Surfboards for rental (brand new and for all levels). 6) Bicycles for rental. 7) Surf lessons. 8) Wifi. 9) Organised tours for the nation. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Surfer's Paradise Panama/Santa Catalina

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