My husband and I were looking for a special getaway location for our anniversary and we certainly found it! Perched on a green hill, amid the trees and flowers and overlooking a turqoise bay dotted with ships and outlying islands is a gem called Bocas Del Mar. Not only is the setting spectacular, the rooms and service are too. Tastefully decorated and appointed, each bungalow sits independently with it's own view into the well-maintained gardens. We had our own private patio to enjoy night skies and the birds and howler monkies from across the bay the next morning. The swimming pool is lovely and just the right temperature. But the highpoint of our stay was the incredible service. Jost and Diego, manager and owner of Bocas Del Mar were both on location with their charming families. Their warm and gracious hospitality and the exquisite service by the wait staff made us feel like old family friends. The food was delicious and served at the perfect temperature. This was a fine dining experience in a beautiful and relaxed setting. Everyone seemed to correctly anticipate what we might want next! We were so impressed that we added another night's stay. Diego suggested that we might enjoy a whale watching, caymen viewing, deserted island lunch adventure to round out our day. So within a half hour a private launch appeared at the boat dock and off we went for four hours of fun. Juan and his first mate read the water and found three whales for us to follow, two of them were a female and her calf. What a thrill to watch them breach the surface of the water in unison. Disembarking on a lonely island we met its sole occupant who led us to a palm tree-lined lagoon where the "floating logs" came alive when he called and shook a pail of live crabs. The caymen lumbered out of their water to accept their reward. Then off to a deserted island to enjoy the delicious lunch the staff had packed for us. It was a truly memorable day. This is our favorite hotel in all of Panama. We will be bringing friends and family on our next visit to beautiful Bocas Del Mar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bocas Del Mar Panama/Boca Chica