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“Paradise in Santa Catalina”
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Coibahouse
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Paradise in Santa Catalina”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Wow we loved this place! The B&B is like paradise! It's peaceful and quiet. The view from the terrace is stunning and owner Darcy is very friendly. He immediately makes you feel at home! He can give you advice and likes to improve his B&B as much as possible. Previous guests suggested to place a fridge and immediately afterwards he bought one. Rooms are basic, but clean and with airco. Bathroom is shared, however as the B&B has 3 rooms this is not a problem. Just walk down to the beach and take a swim, relax in the hammock and enjoy the sunset. This is real holiday here! Make sure you don't stay too short...

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Lajas, Panama
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19 reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed here for a few days and had a very relaxing stay . Darcy , the owner was very accommodating and happy to give his guests useful information regarding the area.This is a small newly opened Bed and Breakfast perched ontop of a cliff overloking the ocean and with direct access to the beach.The rooms of which there were 3 were small and reasonably furnished.All rooms had a/c and shared toilet and shower facilities. This worked fine as there were a small number of guests.


Each morning Dary prepared and served breakfast on individual tables on the veranda with great views over the ocean.
The reason we gave a 3 star rating is that there was no guest fridge to chill off drinks etc., although Darcy was quite willing for guests to use his own personal fridge as he lives with his family in the accomodtion above the 3 double guest rooms.He was actually open to any advice re improvemrnt of facilities etc. and actually said that he would probably think about installing a fridge in the future for sole guest use.
The actual B and B is quite dificult to find as there are no signs indicating where it is and even the actual property does not have an evident sign, we had to ask a local store holder for directions.Once you know where the property is it is actually very eady to find, right next yo Rollos Cabins and one of very few property's with direct access to the beach.
If you have a mobility problem it would be difficult to access the property as there is a steep climb to the entrance.
We would stay here again as we liked the ambience and the owner, Darcy, was very gracious

Room Tip: If you want adouble bed the first 2 rooms have this the 3rd has twin beds.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Elgg, Schweiz
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Darcy found us hiding from the rain at the bus station and told us about his place...
He is a warm hearted person and we connectetd from the first second. The rooms he has are one of the best ones we have seen in Panama !!! They smell good (find that in a hostel haha), look great, are comfortable and on top there is a huge terrace with hammocks and a incredible view, a little paradise garden and a path dircetly to the beach... if u want to take a break from everyday life lie in a hammock look at the sunset ... thats the place to be !!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Darcy was a great host for 2 days in December. Not only did he carry our heavy baggage up the slope, but he went out of his way to help us in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there - the views all the way out to Coiba, the location near the town, the comfortable room, the great breakfast all at a reasonable price. I could have sat on the balcony all day just watching the changes in the scene as the hours went by - from gorgeous sunrise to gorgeous sunset. I highly commend this B&B.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Coibahouse

Property: Coibahouse
Address: Main Street, Santa Catalina, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Catalina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coibahouse is a family run guesthouse, not a hotel. Santa Catalina's only beachfront accommodation. Stunning views. Boats depart for Coiba island in front of lodging for world class surf, diving and snorkeling. Rooms are of high comfort quality, all with A/C. The balcony is relaxing and re-energizing located on a hill overlooking the beach, islands and ocean. Only 3 rooms, share a common bathroom area and terrace. There is also a common fridge. ... more   less 
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