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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our family of 5 spent 5 days at Popa Paradise over Spring break and it was incredible. After just a few hours the staff were like family. They took extra care to make sure that our kids were happy and having a great time. Dyllan is and amazing manager and makes sure that everything is comfortable for the guests. From Darian the chef to Ty the bartender/kick boxing teacher/ in house musician to Handre and his wife, Beverly, who captain the catamaran everyone was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The resort grounds are cared for by all the staff and it shows that this is truly their home. We would go back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: There are various types of lodging depending on your goal. Private casitas away from the main area or rooms very close to the pool and beach.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Many thanks for your great review! It was a pleasure meeting you family and enjoyed spending some time with you all. We are all so pleased you had a great vacation at Popa Paradise.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Popa Paradise isn't just a place to stay; it's an experience. Whether to celebrate a special occasion or get away from everyday stress, this is the perfect destination. The staff is outstanding in every way, from excellent service to enjoyable and entertaining company. Our casita was comfortable and "island chic" and the scenery spectacular. We were happily surprised how delicious and the food was--some of the tastiest and freshest dishes we've tasted anywhere, let alone on a jungle island! The energy at Popa Paradise is so positive, and we will always cherish our memories of cocktails at the pool bar, wake boarding, chatting with the friendly staff, sampling new foods, kayaking in the turquoise sea, snorkeling by the reef, exploring the breathtaking beaches, and doing some serious relaxing. We hope to be back, and in the meantime, will recommend Popa Paradise to our friends and family.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wendy T
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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Many thanks for you great review and your kind words. It was a great It was a great pleasure meeting you and look forward to seeing you back at Popa Paradise!

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

What a phenomenal time to be had at Popa Paradise! I visited Popa with 2 close friends as a part of a 2 week, three destination Panama adventure. We went from Gamboa to Popa to Panama City. If we were to do it all again, we all agreed, we would stay at Popa for longer than 4 nights and sacrifice days elsewhere. The staff is friendly and wonderfully accommodating which only makes sense since Popa's management partners 1. Dyllan has an exceptional background in hospitality services and truly understand how to cater to guests and 2. Darian....how to describe Darian...simply put, an absolute original character with fantastic culinary skills. Together (along with their incredible cross continent tales and fire dancing skills) are a fabulous combination for those looking for an all inclusive relaxing, entertaining, and laugh inducing experience.

Tips....1. Take the day long catamaran experience with Handre and Bev...can you say private beach with local Indians? Have you ever watched a yacht crew catch a big beautiful tuna then turn it into the freshest sashimi appetizer you will ever experience an hour later? What about then having a lovely lady (Bev) whip up a healthy dish of chicken, quinoa and asparagus and serve as a lunch entree (cooked on the catamaran)? You can at Popa! 2. Every meal at the resort is fresh and spectacular.. dinner is always a delicious surprise from ribs falling off the bone to garlic escargot. Get the sea bass for lunch...best I have ever had. 3. Let Tye use local fruits to mix up a delectable cocktail any time of day...also, ask him about Air Bud 5.

In sum, I have traveled to Costa, Nica, Belize, Guate and now Panama. I have not yet previously encountered such a unique destination/experience as discovered at Popa Paradise. In the first 24 hours, I was thinking of when I might be able to return.

GO - you will be happy you did.

Thank you again Popa P!

Room Tip: Loved Casita 4...closest to pool/dining and accesses wifi
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Many thanks for your great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed all we have to offer here. Our ocean view Casitas ( Casitas 2.3.& 4) now all have in room wi fi for those who like to spend time on their deck with their iPads. It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to seeing you back here soon!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place was amazing from the beginning! Dylan, Darion, Haundrey, Ty, and Bev made our trip so enjoyable. From muai thai in the morning, sailing to a different island to see different beaches ( which were amazing I might add) to relaxing at the end of the with an amazing view. The resort was great and the people were even better. Thanks for making mine and allies trip amazing guys! Hopefully we will see you again!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Many thanks for your great review! My team and I love what we do here and its so good to see that you enjoyed all we offer here, hope to see you back here very soon.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Having travelled and experienced many resorts around the world( ie The Cove on Paradise Island, Nassau to Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai) Popa surpasses them all in it's laid back atmosphere with the adventure of the sea and jungle at your fingertips. From the extraordinary beauty of the island, the wonderful and entertaining management and staff, the lovely gentle people of the island and the sheer natural beauty surrounding you with every step. Every glance out to the Caribbean harbours the most divine images of tranquility and offerings of adventure. The wonderful culinary delights created by the genius that is Darion and his team were served to perfection. Dylan with his wonderful style and class makes for the perfect host, never be shy to ask for his unquestionable knowledge of all things Bocas. Never-forgetting Ty our groover from Vancouver who seems to know what you need before you even ask. Obviously we could go on and on about this resort and all its beauty and wonderful staff but really just go experience it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NolaJohnny
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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Many thanks for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed staying with us at Popa Paradise. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your next visit.

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